I organize the Center for Human Resources & Labor Studies' research seminar series [calendar].

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


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.

Sojourner, A., B. Frandsen, R. Town, D. Grabowski & M. Chen (forthcoming) Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes. Industrial & Labor Relations Review. Earlier NBER version [Appendix]

Hart, C. & A. Sojourner (forthcoming) Unionization and Productivity: Evidence from Charter SchoolsIndustrial Relations.

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.

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

Working Papers

Works in Progress

Union Card or Welfare Card: Evidence on the relationship between union membership and net fiscal impact at the individual-worker level (with Jose Pacas)

Early Production of Cognitive Skill: Evidence from Prenatal Investments and Randomly-Assigned Child-Care Prices (with Juan Chaparro)

Impact of Unionization on Workplace Safety: Regression Discontinuity Evidence (with Jooyoung Yang)
Data: NLRB Elections 1962-2009 consolidating data from Thomas Holmes and Henry Farber. OSHA inspections from U.S. Department of Labor.

The Elasticity of Demand for an Alternative Financial Service: Evidence from Check-Cashing Price Changes in the South Bronx (with Ryan McDevitt)

The Role of Exponential-Growth Bias and Present Bias in Retirement Savings (with Gopi Goda, Matt Levy, Colleen Manchester & Josh Tasoff)

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

State Pre-kindergarten Funding and the Child Care Workforce (with Yoon S. Hur)


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

Director, Spring Bank

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