Professor Oaxaca is conducting research on laboratory tests of job search models and laboratory evaluation of structural econometric models of market models. He is also engaged in research on alternative decompositions of gender wage differentials as well as on using econometric models for intra-firm equity salary adjustments. Another major research area for Professor Oaxaca is on institutional and faculty responses to shifting revenue sources in higher education.

Recent Research Papers:

  • "Interindustry Wage Differentials and the Gender Wage Gap: An Identification Problem" (with William Horrace), Industrial & Labor Relations Review, vol. 54, no. 3, April 2001.
  • "Good News and Bad News: Search from Unknown Wage Offer Distributions" (with James C. Cox), Experimental Economics, vol. 2, 2000.
  • "Identification in Detailed Wage Decompositions"(with Michael R. Ransom), Review of Economics and Statistics , vol. 81, no. 1, February 1999.
  • "Can Supply and Demand Parameters be Recovered from Data Generated by Market Institutions?" (with James C. Cox), Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, July 1999.
  • "Calculation of Approximate Variances for Wage Decomposition Differentials" (with Michael R. Ransom), Journal of Economic and Social Measurement , vol. 24, no. 1, 1998.