Aaron Sojourner




Our Center for Human Resources & Labor Studies has a great research seminar series [calendar].

321 19th Ave S, 3-300Y, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-9521, asojourn @t umn d.t edu

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Publications 
        Summaries we wrote
    • Popular-media discussions

Budd, J., A. Sojourner & J. Jung (2016) Are Voluntary Agreements Better? Evidence from Baseball Arbitration. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Earlier IZA version.

Sojourner, A., B. Frandsen, R. Town, D. Grabowski & M. Chen (2015) Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 68(4): 771-806. Earlier IZA NBER versions. [Appendix]


Goda, G., C. Manchester & A. Sojourner (2014) What Will My Account Really Be Worth? Experimental Evidence on How Retirement Income Projections Affect SavingJournal of Public Economics. 119: 80-92. Earlier versions.

TIAA-CREF Institute Trends & Issues brief [pdf]
Video and slides from George Washington U. business school - U.S. Federal Reserve Board joint seminar on financial literacy

Sojourner, A., E. Mykerezi, & K. West. (2014) Teacher Pay Reform And Productivity: Panel Data Evidence from Adoptions of Q-Comp in Minnesota.  Journal of Human Resources. 49(4): 945-981. [Appendix]

Mykerezi, Sojourner & West (July 2015) "Reforming Teacher Contracts: A Look at the Impact of Q-Comp on Student Achievement in Minnesota" Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) Reporter. Also a 3-page policy brief.

Duncan G. & A. Sojourner. (2013) Can Intensive Early Childhood Intervention Programs Eliminate Income-based Cognitive and Achievement Gaps? Journal of Human Resources48(4): 945-968. Earlier versions.

Sojourner, A. (2013) Identification of Peer Effects with Missing Peer Data: Evidence from Project STAREconomic 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). Earlier IZA discussion paper version. 

    Scholars Strategy Network 2-page brief.

Sojourner, A., D. C. Grabowski, M. Chen & R. J. Town. (2010) Trends in Unionization of Nursing HomesInquiry. 47: 331–342.
    • Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) Exchange article summarizes paper

Working Papers

Benson, A., A. Sojourner, & A. Umyarov. Can Reputation Discipline the Gig Economy: Experimental Evidence from an Online Labor Market. IZA Discussion Paper 9501.

Goda, G., M. Levy, C. Manchester, A. Sojourner, & J. Tasoff. The Role of Time Preferences and Exponential-Growth Bias in Retirement Savings. National Bureau of Economic Research Discussion Paper 21482.

2015 NBER Retirement Research Consortium annual meeting brief and slides.
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Brief: The Role of Exponential-Growth Bias and Present Bias in Retirement Savings

Data: NLRB Elections 1962-2009 consolidating Thomas Holmes & Henry Farber dataOSHA inspections from U.S. Department of Labor.


Honors
Awardee, Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellowship (2017) Carlson School of Management

Awardee, John T. Dunlop Scholar (2015) for outstanding academic contributions to research that addresses an industrial relations/employment problem of national significance, Labor & Employment Relations Association

Finalist, Paul A. Samuelson Award (2015) for outstanding scholarly writing on lifelong financial security for Goda, Manchester & Sojourner (2014), TIAA Institute


Works in Progress

Child Care and the Development of Early Childhood Skills (with Juan Chaparro & Matt Wiswall)

Hiring Effective Teachers (with K. West, E. Mykerezi, C. Moore, M. Sullivan, & C. McMahon)


Resting papers
Research fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor/Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), Bonn, Germany

Member, Industrial & Labor Relations Review international editorial board


Formerly
    Steering committee, Human Capital Research Collaborative 
    Director, Spring Bank


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Miscellany

For my U colleagues: Faculty-unionization FAQ

Data: share of corrections officers by gender-state from analysis of 2015 ACS 5-year at IPUMS-USA.