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

Current Research

Ronald L. Oaxaca is conducting research on dynamic monopsony and labor market discrimination. He is also engaged in research on hierarchical segregation, statistical discrimination, consistent estimators of linear probability models, gender equity in criminal sentencing, the effects of non-neutral technological change on gender wage differentials and optimal sick pay schemes.

Recent Research Papers

  • "The effect of overtime regulation on employment," IZA World of Labor, Vol. 89, (2014). See Link
  • “Work Experience as a Source of Specification Error in Earnings Models: Implications for Gender Wage Decompositions,” (with Tracy Regan), Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 22, No.2 (2009), pp. 463-499.
  • Statistical Discrimination in Labor Markets: An Experimental Analysis,” (with David Dickinson), Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 76, No.1 (2009), pp. 16-31.
  • “New Market Power Models and Sex Differences in Pay,” (with Michael R Ransom), Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 28, No.2 (2010), pp. 267-289.