Ronald L. Oaxaca

Professor Emeritus of Economics

Ronald Oaxaca

1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor economics
  • Applied econometrics
  • Applied microeconomics


PhD in Economics, Princeton University, 1971

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Current Research

Ronald L. Oaxaca is conducting research on gender differences in doctoral field specializations in economics.  He is also researching the labor supply effects of income taxation in a dual job holding environment, business cycle effects on dual job holding,  the short-run effects of overtime wage and hours regulation on U.S. manufacturing employment, hours and earnings, and the effects of gender differences in competition aversion on gender wage gaps.

Recent Research Papers

  • “Identification and Decompositions in Probit and Logit Models” (with Chung Choe and SeEun Jung), Empirical Economics, Vol. 59, No. 3, September 2020, pp.1479-1492.
  • “Constrained vs Unconstrained Labor Supply: The Economics of Dual Job Holding” (with Chung Choe and Francesco Renna), Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 31, No. 4, October 2018, pp.1279-1319.
  • “Gender Wage Gaps and Risky vs. Secure Employment: An Experimental Analysis” (with Chung Choe and SeEun Jung), Labour Economics, Vol. 52, June 2018, pp.112-121.\
  • “Wage Decompositions using Panel Data Sample Selection Correction” (with Chung Choe), The Korean Economic Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, Winter 2016, pp. 201-218.
  • “Symmetric Experimental Designs: Conditions for Equivalence of Panel Data Estimators” (with David Dickinson), Journal of the Economic Science Association, Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2016, pp. 85-95.