Christopher Taber


Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Former member of the NLS Technical Review Committee

NLS user since 1992

  • ``Explaining Rising Wage Inequality: Explorations with a DynamicGeneral Equilibrium Model of Labor Earnings With HeterogeneousAgents,'' with J. Heckman and L. Lochner, Review of EconomicDynamics, January 1998.
  • Wage Progression Among Low Skilled Workers, with T. Gladden,Finding Jobs: Work and Welfare Reform, Cardand Blank eds., 2000.
  • ``The Rising College Premium in theEighties: Return to College or Return to Unobserved Ability,"Review of Economic Studies, July, 2001.
  • Semiparametric Reduced Form Estimation of TuitionSubsidies," with H. Ichimura,American Economic Review,Papers and Proceedings, May 2002.
  • Borrowing Constraints and the Returns to Schooling, with S.Cameron,Journal of PoliticalEconomy, Vol 112, February 2004.
  • The Relationship between Wage Growth and WageLevels," with Tricia Gladden, em Journal of AppliedEconometrics, Sept./Oct. 2009.
What I learned from NLS data

The pattern of early labor market experiences of workers is complicated but extremely important for understanding earnings.

Why I chose NLS data

Much of my work examines the early labor market experience of workers. The NLSY79 is perfect for this exercise.