NBER Working Papers by Sherwin Rosen

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February 2000Labor Markets in Professional Sports
with Allen Sanderson: w7573

Published: Rosen, Sherwin and Allen Sanderson. "Labour Markets In Professional Sports," Economic Journal, 2001, v111(469,Feb), 47-68. citation courtesy of

June 1999Conflicts and Common Interests in Committees
with Hao Li, Wing Suen: w7158

Published: Li, Hao, Sherwin Rosen and Wing Suen. "Conflicts And Common Interests In Committees," American Economic Review, 2001, v91(5,Dec), 1478-1497. citation courtesy of

January 1998Theories of the Distribution of Labor Earnings
with Derek Neal: w6378

Published: (Published as "The Theory of Earnings Distributions") Handbook of Income Distribution, Atkinson, A. and F. Bourgignon, eds., North Holland, 2000.

December 1996Manufactured Inequality

Published: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 15, no. 2 (April 1997): 189-196. citation courtesy of

January 1995Public Employment, Taxes and the Welfare State in Sweden


August 1994The New Economics of Teachers and Education
with Frederick Flyer: w4828

Published: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 15, no. 1, part 2 (January 1997): S104-S139. citation courtesy of

July 1993Cattle Cycles
with Kevin M. Murphy, Jose A. Scheinkman: w4403

Published: Journal of Political Economy, June 1994, Vol. 102, No. 3, pp. 468-492. citation courtesy of

December 1990Contracts and the Market for Executives

Published: Main Currents in Contract Economics, edited by Lars Werin and Hans Wijkander. Oxford: Blackwell Press, 1992.

October 1987Transactions Costs and Internal Labor Markets

Published: Rosen, Sherwin. "Transactions Costs and Internal Labor Markets." Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 4, No. 1, (Spring 1988), pp. 49-64. citation courtesy of

1986A Time-Series Model of Housing Investment in the U.S.
with Robert H. Topel: w1818

Published: Rosen, Sherwin and Robert H. Topel. "Housing Investment in the United States," from Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 96, No. 4, August 1988, pp. 71 8-740.

July 1985Prizes and Incentives in Elimination Tournaments

Published: Rosen, Sherwin. "Prizes and Incentives in Elimination Tournaments," American Economic Review, Vol. 76, No. 4, (Sept. 1986). pp. 701-715. citation courtesy of

June 1985Implicit Contracts: A Survey

Published: Rosen, Sherwin. "Implicits Contracts: A Survey," Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 23, No. 3, (Sept. 1985), pp. 1144-1175. citation courtesy of

December 1984The Distribution of Prizes in a Match-Play Tournament with Single Eliminations
October 1984Pension Inequality
with Edward P. Lazear: w1477


  • Bodie, Z., J.B. Shoven and D.A. Wise (eds.) Issues in Pension Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  • Pension Inequality, Edward P. Lazear, Sherwin Rosen. in Issues in Pension Economics, Bodie, Shoven, and Wise. 1987

July 1983The Equilibrium Approach to Labor Markets

Published: Sherwin Rosen, 1996. "The Equilibrium Approach to Labor Markets," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 33(99), pages 189-204. citation courtesy of

March 1983Unemployment and Insurance

Published: Rosen, Sherwin. "Unemployment and Insurance." Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, Vol. 19, no. 1, (1983) pp. 5-49. citation courtesy of

December 1980Healthiness, Education, and Marital Status
with Paul J. Taubman: w0611


November 1979Rank-Order Tournaments as Optimum Labor Contracts
with Edward P. Lazear: w0401

Published: Lazear, Edward P. and Rosen, Sherwin. "Rank-Order Tournaments as Optimum Labor Contracts." Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 89, No. 5, (October 1981), pp. 841-864. citation courtesy of

April 1979Substitution and Division of Labour

Published: Rosen, Sherwin. "Substitution and Division of Labour." Economica, Vol. 45, No. 1, (1979), pp. 235-250.

June 1978Education and Self-Selection
with Robert J. Willis: w0249

Published: Willis, Robert J. and Rosen, Sherwin. "Education and Self-Selection." Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 87, No. 5, (October 1979), Part 2, pp. S7-S36 . citation courtesy of

1977Labor Quality, the Demand for Skill, and Market Selection

Published: Rosen, Sherwin. "Specialization and Human Capital." Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1, (January 1983), pp. 43-49.

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