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

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Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 2017 - present 

Senior Economist, U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers, 2016 - 2017

Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 2009 – 2017 (on leave: 2016 - 2017) 

Researcher, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago, 2003 - 2004 

Organizer and Asst. to National Political Director, Carpenters Union, 1995 - 2001

        Summaries we wrote
    • Media discussion

Sajjadiani, S., A. Sojourner, J. Kammeyer-Mueller & E. Mykerezi (forthcoming) Using Machine Learning to Translate Pre-Hire Work History into Predictors of Performance and Retention. Journal of Applied PsychologyDownload slides.

Goda, G., M. Levy, C. Manchester, A. Sojourner, & J. Tasoff (2019) Predicting Retirement Savings Using Survey Measures of Exponential-Growth Bias and Present Bias. Economic Inquiry. 

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

Benson, A., A. Sojourner, & A. Umyarov (forthcoming) Can reputation discipline the gig economy? Experimental evidence from an online labor market. Management Science. Earlier version: HCEO & IZA.

Chaparro, J., A. Sojourner & N. Huey (2019) "Differential effects from access to high-quality early care" In Sustaining Early Childhood Learning Gains. Editors: A. Reynolds & J. Temple. Cambridge Univ Press: Cambridge, U.K. Earlier IZA version.

Sojourner, A. & J. Pacas (2019) The relationship between union membership and net fiscal impactIndustrial Relations. 58(1): 86-107. Working paper versions: IZA & HCEO.

Davis, E., W. Lee & A. Sojourner (2018) Family-Centered Measures of Access to Early Care & Education. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Earlier IZA version.
           ChildCareAccess.org: maps and reports on families' child care access in every Minnesota neighborhood

Budd, J., A. Sojourner & J. Jung (2016) Are Voluntary Agreements Better? Evidence from Baseball Arbitration. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 70(4): 865-893. 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]

Hart, C. & A. Sojourner (2015) Unionization and Productivity: Evidence from Charter SchoolsIndustrial Relations. 55(4): 422-448. Earlier IZA version.

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. 

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

Goda, G., M. Levy, C. Manchester, A. Sojourner, & J. Tasoff. Mechanisms Behind Retirement Saving Behavior: Evidence From Administrative and Survey Data. TIAA Institute. Full paper & brief.

Chaparro, J., A. Sojourner, & M. Wiswall, Child Care and the Development of Early Childhood Skill

Jatusripitak, N., E. Mykerezi, A. Sojourner & K. West. School and Teacher Preferences: Evidence from a Multi-stage Internal Labor Market.

Larson, R., S. Shannon, A. Sojourner & C. Uggen. Locked Out of the Labor Force: The Rise of Criminalization and the Fall in Work


Best Paper, Cherry Blossom Conference 2019, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center 
    For Goda, Levy, Manchester, Sojourner & Tasoff, Mechanisms Behind Retirement-Savings Behavior

Awardee, Faculty Service Award 2017, Carlson School of Management

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


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

Chair, Constellation Impact Council, Constellation Fund

Affiliated faculty member in other University of Minnesota units:
  • Department of Applied Economics
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Minnesota Population Center

    Steering committee, Human Capital Research Collaborative 
    Director, Spring Bank

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Popular writing

Econofact: The Mexican Border and U.S. Trade: What Would be the Impact of a Border Closure?  

The Hill: If there are right-to-work laws, there must be right-to-invest laws

The Hill: We ask the most of families when they have the least

Health Affairs Blog: Medicaid Expansion Reduced Unpaid Medical Debt and Increased Financial SatisfactionDownload files.

Star-Tribune: The case for mandating paid sick-leave in Minneapolis

Star-Tribune: Sunday op-ed as part of pro-/con- feature on the minimum wage

Economic Policy Institute Working Economics blog: American job seekers think increasing the minimum wage would be good for them

Star-Tribune: Sunday op-ed as part of pro-/con- feature on RTW 

Minnesota Physician: article with co-authored with Jean Abraham The Twin Cities nursing strike: short-term resolution, long-term pressures


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.