NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

A Shred of Credible Evidence on the Long Run Elasticity of Labor Supply

Orley C. Ashenfelter, Kirk B. Doran, Bruce Schaller

NBER Working Paper No. 15746
Issued in February 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are indebted to Henry Farber, Derek Neal, John Pencavel, Robert Solow, and to participants at the Conference in Honour of Richard Layard and Steve Nickell held at the Center for Economic Performance in June of 2009 for very helpful comments on this paper. We are also indebted to Nicholas Lawson for outstanding research assistance and to the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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