Jacob Mincer A Pioneer of Modern Labor Economics by James J. Heckman (auth.), Shoshana Grossbard (eds.)

By James J. Heckman (auth.), Shoshana Grossbard (eds.)

This quantity includes essays via or approximately Jacob Mincer who, in addition to Gary Becker, is a founder of glossy empirical hard work economics. His technique analyzes the economics of the operating global, and his human capital version is a primary device in empirical economics.

This is a really own assortment. It not just examines Mincer’s learn; it additionally assesses the effect of his paintings at the careers of a number of very important economists and contains parts of Mincer’s correspondence with these students.

Shoshana Grossbard is professor of economics at San Diego kingdom collage and founding editor of the evaluate of Economics of the loved ones. She graduated from the college of Chicago the place she studied New domestic Economics with Jacob Mincer and Gary Becker. Professor Grossbard teaches and lectures through the global and is the writer of 5 past books and greater than forty magazine articles.

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Personal communication from Jacob Mincer. 7. Assumptions of combined household consumption and production functions as in Becker (1965), Dennis DeTray (1973), Robert Willis (1973), Arleen Leibowitz (1974), and Robert Cherry (1998); assumptions of individual consumption and individual production functions as in Grossbard (1976), Grossbard-Shechtman (1984), Frances Woolley (1988) and Shelly Lundberg and Robert Pollak (1993); assumptions of individual consumption and household production functions as in Marilyn Manser and Murray Brown (1980) and Marjorie Mc Elroy and Mary Jane Horney (1981); and assumptions of individual consumption and no household production as in Pierre-Andre´ Chiappori (1992).

We should have! I am sure that it would have become an influential paper. We thought that the empirical relationship predicted by the theory between consumption and income was not quite right, and we did want to work further on that, but never did. I had a look at the paper a year ago or so– I still think it is quite a good paper! Although we did not write much together, the intellectual collaboration and interaction was continuous, so it is hard to know what was his contribution and what was mine.

17. In accordance with his strategy of not letting politics interfere with professional interactions, Mincer was unaware that any of his former students might have been feminists. 18. Personal communication from Jacob Mincer and former students at Columbia. 19. In accordance with his strategy of not letting politics interfere with professional interactions, Mincer was unaware that any of his former students might have been feminists. 20. g. Beller 1979), Cordelia Reimers, and Marjorie Honig. More recently, Beller has switched to topics more obviously related to household economics, such as Beller and John Graham (1993).

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