Aaron J. Sojourner
I am a labor economist and assistant professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
I organize the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies' research seminar series (calendar link here).
321 19th Ave S, 3-300Y, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-9521, asojourn @t umn d.t edu
Publications (and commentary)
Sojourner, A., E. Mykerezi, & K. West. (forthcoming) Teacher Pay Reform And Productivity: Panel Data Evidence from Adoptions of Q-Comp in Minnesota. Journal of Human Resources.
Duncan G. & A. Sojourner. (2013) Can Intensive Early Childhood Intervention Programs Eliminate Income-based Cognitive and Achievement Gaps? Journal of Human Resources. 48(4): 945-968. Earlier versions.
Sojourner, A. (2013) Identification of Peer Effects with Missing Peer Data: Evidence from Project STAR. Economic Journal. 123(569): 574-605. Earlier versions.
Sojourner, A. (2013) Do Unions Promote Electoral Office-Holding? Evidence from Correlates of State Legislatures' Occupational Shares. Industrial & Labor Relations Review. 66(2).
Sojourner, A., D. C. Grabowski, M. Chen & R. J. Town. (2010) Trends in Unionization of Nursing Homes. Inquiry. 47: 331–342.
Are Voluntary Agreements Better? Evidence from Baseball Arbitration (with John Budd & Jaewoo Jung)
Unionization and Productivity: Evidence from Charter Schools (with Cassandra Hart)
What Will My Account Really Be Worth? An Experiment on Exponential Growth Bias and Retirement Saving (with Gopi Shah Goda & Colleen Manchester)
Impacts of Unionization on Employment, Product Quality, and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes [Appendix] (with Robert Town, David Grabowski & Michelle Min Chen)
Works in Progress
State Pre-kindergarten Funding and the Child Care Workforce (with Yoon S. Hur)
Early Production of Cognitive Skill: Evidence from Prenatal Investments and Randomly-Assigned Child-Care Prices (with Juan Chaparro & Greg Duncan)
Impact of Unionization on Occupational Fatalities: Regression Discontinuity Evidence
Demand and Competition in Fringe Financial Services: Evidence from Check-Cashing Price Cuts in the South Bronx (with Ryan McDevitt)
Effects of Union Membership on Taxes Paid, Public Benefits Used, and Poverty (with Jose Pacas)