Alexandre Mas

Professor | Haas School of Business

University of California, Berkeley

Mailing Address:                               E-mail:                             Haas School of Business                   University of California              Berkeley, CA 94720

Curriculum Vitae

Working Papers

Can you Erase the Mark of a Criminal Record? Labor Market Impacts of Criminal Record Remediation, with Amanda Agan, Andrew Garin, Dmitri Koustas,  and Crystal Yang.  Latest version: May 2024.

The Impact of Unions on Wages in the Public Sector: Evidence from Higher Education, with Michael Baker, Yosh Halberstam, Kory Kroft, and Derek Messacar.  Latest version: March 2024.

Work Hours Mismatch, with Marta Lachowska, Raffaele Saggio, and Stephen Woodbury. April, 2023. Revise and Resubmit at Econometrica.

Does Disclosure affect CEO Pay Setting? Evidence from the Passage of the 1934 Securities and Exchange Act. Latest version: March 2016.

Published and Forthcoming Papers

Labor Market Impacts of Reducing Felony Convictions, with Amanda Agan, Andrew Garin, Dmitri Koustas, and Crystal Yang. Forthcoming at American Economic Review: Insights.

Pay Transparency and the Gender Gap, with Michael Baker, Yosh Halberstam, Kory Kroft, and Derek Messacar.  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 15(2), April 2023.

Do Firm Effects Drift? Evidence from Washington Administrative Data, with Marta Lachowska, Raffaele Saggio, and Stephen Woodbury.  Journal of Econometrics 233(3), April 2023.

Poor Performance as a Predictable Outcome: Financing the Administration of Unemployment Insurance, with Marta Lachowska and Steve Woodbury. AEA Papers and Proceedings 112, May 2022.

Wage Posting or Wage Bargaining? A Test Using Dual Jobholders, with Marta Lachowska, Raffaele Saggio, and Stephen Woodbury. Journal of Labor Economics 40(S1), April 2022. A prior version of this paper circulated under the title “Do Workers Bargain over Wages? A Test Using Dual Jobholders”.

How Reliable Are Administrative Reports of Paid Work Hours?, with Marta Lachowska and Steve Woodbury. Labour Economics, Volume 45, April 2022.

Sources of Displaced Workers’ Long-Term Earnings Losses, with Marta Lachowska and Steve Woodbury, American Economic Review 110(10), October 2020.

Alternative Work Arrangements, with Amanda Pallais. Annual Review of Economics 12, August 2020. Supplemental Table on share of tasks that can be performed from home by occupation.

Do Credit Market Shocks Affect the Real Economy? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the Great Recession and 'Normal' Economic Times, with Michael Greenstone and Hoai-Luu Nguyen,  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 12(1), February 2020.

Labor Supply and the Value of Non-Work Time: Experimental Estimates from the Field, with Amanda Pallais,  American Economic Review: Insights 1(1), June 2019.

Potential Unemployment Insurance Duration and Labor Supply: The Individual and Market-Level Response to a Benefit Cut, with Andrew Johnston,  Journal of Political Economy, 126(6), December 2018.

Employment Effects of the ACA Medicaid Expansions, with Pauline Leung, Industrial Relations, 57(2), March 2018.

Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements, with Amanda Pallais, American Economic Review 107(12), 2017.

Does Transparency Lead to Pay Compression?, Journal of Political Economy, 125(5), October 2017.

The Evolution of Rotation Group Bias: Will the Real Unemployment Rate Please Stand Up?, with Alan Krueger and Xiaotong Niu, Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(2), May 2017.

Peer Effects on Worker Output in the Laboratory Generalize to the Field, with Daniel Herbst, Science, 350(6260), October 2015.

The Effect of Unemployment Benefits on the Duration of Unemployment Insurance Receipt: New Evidence from a Regression Kink Design in Missouri, 2003-2013, with David Card, Andrew Johnston, Pauline Leung, and Zhuan Pei, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 105(5), May 2015.

Inequality at Work: the Effect of Peer Salaries on Job Satisfaction, with David Card, Enrico Moretti and Emmanuel Saez, American Economic Review, 102(6), October 2012.

Long-run Impacts of Unions on Firms: New Evidence from Financial Markets, 1961-1999, with David Lee, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127(1), February 2012 (Web Appendix here)

Are Mixed Neighborhoods Always Unstable? Two-Sided and One-Sided Tipping, with David Card and Jesse Rothstein, Neighborhood and Life Chances: How Place Matters in Modern America?, Harriet Newburger, Eugenie Birch, and Susan Wachter, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

Peers at Work, with Enrico Moretti, American Economic Review, 99(1), 2009

Racial Bias in the 2008 Presidential Election, with Enrico Moretti, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings , 99(2), 2009

Tipping and the Dynamics of Segregation, with David Card and Jesse Rothstein, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(1), 2008

Labour Unrest and the Quality of Production: Evidence from the Construction Equipment Resale Market, Review of Economic Studies, 71(1), 2008

Does Post-Accident Drug Testing Reduce Injuries? Evidence from a Large Retail Chain, with Alison Morantz, American Law and Economics Review, 10(2), 2008

Welfare Reform, Time-Limits and Infant Health, with Jonathan Leonard, Journal of Health Economics, 27, 2008

Pay, Reference Points, and Police Performance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121(3), 2006

Strikes, Scabs and Tread Separations: Labor Strife and the Production of Defective Bridgestone/Firestone Tires, with Alan Krueger, Journal of Political Economy, 2004