David Green

Professor
phone 604 822 8216
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Research Area

About

I am a professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC and an International Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London.

My research interests centre around determinants of the wage and employment structure. This has entailed bridging between macro labour (worrying about general equilibrium effects) and micro labour identification issues.

I obtained my Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Recently, I served as chair for the BC Basic Income Panel. Read our executive summary here.


Research

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

Jump to: [Book chapters] [Books] [Working papers] [Papers Taking a Bit of a Rest] [BC Basic Income Panel papers]

WORKING PAPERS

A Reanalysis of The Town with No Poverty: The Health Effects of a Canadian Guaranteed Annual Income Field Experiment

COVID and the Economic Importance of In-Person K-12 Schooling. (with Ali Karimirad, Gaëlle Simard-Duplain, Henry Siu)

The Distribution of COVID-19 Related Risks. (with Patrick Baylis et al)

Taking Selection to Task:  Bounds on Trends in Occupational Task Prices for the U.S., 1984-2013. (with Peter Gottschalk and Ben Sand)

 

PAPERS WRITTEN FOR THE BC BASIC INCOME PANEL

A Note on Single Adult Poverty in British Columbia

Basic Income: Characteristics Related to Presence in and Absence From the Tax System. (with Pablo Gutierrez, Kevin Milligan, Erik Snowberg)

BC Income Assistance Trends and Dynamics: Descriptions and Policy Implications. (with Jeffrey Hicks, Rebecca Warburton, William Warburton)

Claims Made For or About a Basic Income

Labour Supply Issues Related to a Basic Income and Income Assistance

Trends in the Labour Market and Their Implications for a Basic Income: Short Summary

 

PUBLISHED PAPERS (Mainly pre-publication versions)

The UK Education Expansion and Technological Change

In Search of Labor Demand. (with Paul Beaudry and Ben Sand)

Economy Wide Spillovers From Booms: Long Distance Commuting and the Spread of Wage Effects. (with Rene Morissette, Benjamin M. Sand and Ian Snoddy)

[Appendices]
Canadian Economics Research on Immigration Through the Lens of Theories of Justice(with Christopher Worswick)

The Great Reversal in the Demand for Skill and Cognitive Tasks. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand)

What is a Minimum Wage For?  Empirical Results and Theories of Justice. Canadian Public Policy, 2014, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 293-314.

Chasing After Good Jobs: Do They Exist and Does it Matter if They Do? Canadian Journal of Economics, (HA Innis Lecture) Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 1215-65.

Immigration and the Canadian Earnings Distribution in the First Half of the 20th Century. (with Alan G. Green) [appendix]

Has the Canadian Labour Market Polarized? (with Benjamin M. Sand)

Ability, Parental Valuation of Education and the High School Dropout Decision. (with Kelly Foley and Giovanni Gallipoli)

Spatial Equilibrium with Unemployment and Wage Bargaining:  Theory and Estimation. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand)

The Impact of Minimum Wages on Labour Market Transitions. (with Pierre Brochu)

Does Industrial Composition Matter for Wages? A Test of Search and Bargaining Theory. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand), Econometrica, Vol. 80, No. 3, May 2012, pp. 1063-1104. [go to appendix]

Leadership Effects: School Principals and Student Outcomes. (with Michael Coelli), Economics Eduation Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 92-109.

Immigrant Earnings Profiles in the Presence of Human Capital Investment: Measuring Cohort and Macro Effects. (with Christopher Worswick), Labour Economics, Vol. 19, No. 2, April 2012, pp. 241-259.

Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United State. (with W. Craig Riddell),  Labour Economics, June 2013, vol. 22, pp. 16-29.

Long Term Consequences of Natural Resource Booms for Human Capital Accumulation. (with J.C. Herbert Emery and Ana Ferrer), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 65, No. 3, July 2012, 708-734.

The Importance of the Long Form Census to Canada. (with Kevin Milligan), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2010, pp. 383-8.

Understanding the Wage Patterns of Canadian Less Skilled Workers: The Role of Implicit Contracts. (with James Townsend), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 43, No. 1, February 2010, pp. 373-403.

Taxes, Transfers and Canadian Income Inequality. (with Marc Frenette and Kevin Milligan), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 35, No. 4, December 2009, pp. 389-411.

A Cautionary Discussion about Relying on Human Capital Policy to Meet Redistributive Goals. Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2007, pp. 397-418.

Breaking the Cycle? The Effect of Education on Welfare Receipt Among Children of Welfare Recipients. (with Michael B. Coelli and William P. Warburton), UBC The Journal of Public Economics, vol. 91, August 2007, pp. 1369-1398.

The tale of the tails: Revisiting recent trends in Canadian after-tax income inequality using Census data. (with Marc Frenette and Kevin Milligan), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 40, No. 3, August 2007, pp. 734-764.

The Impact of Unionization on the Incidence of and Sources of Payment for Training in Canada. (with Thomas Lemieux), Empirical Economics, Vol 32, No. 2-3, 2007, pp. 465-489.

Where Have All the Sociologists Gone? An Economist's Perspective. American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 50, No. 5, January 2007, pp. 737-747.

The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer and W. Craig Riddell), Journal of Human Resources, Spring, 2006, pp. 380-410.

Demographics and Recent Productivity Performances: Insights from Cross Country Comparisons. (with Paul Beaudry and Fabrice Collard), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 38, No. 2, May 2005, pp. 309-344.

Changes in the World Distribution of Output-per-Worker 1960-1998: How a Standard Decomposition Tells an Unorthodox Story. (with Paul Beaudry and Fabrice Collard), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 87, No. 4, November 2005, pp. 741-753.

The Goal's of Canada's Immigration Policy: A Historical Perspective. (with Alan G. Green), Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Vol 13, No. 1, Summer 2004, pp. 102- 139.

Changes in US Wages, 1976-2000: Ongoing Skill Bias or Major Technological Change? (Formerly entitled, What is Driving US and Canadian Wages: Exogenous Technical Change or Endogenous Choice of Technique? (with Paul Beaudry), UBC Dept of Economics, September 1999. Journal of Labor Economics, Vol 23, No 3, 2005, pp. 609-648.

Tightening a Welfare System: The Effects of Benefit Denial on Future Welfare Receipt. (with William P. Warburton), Journal of Public Economics, Vol 88, June 2004, pp. 1471-1493.

Literacy and Earnings: An Investigation of the Interaction of Cognitive and Non- Cognitive Attributes in Earnings Generation. (with W. Craig Riddell), UBC Dept of Economics, May 2002. Labour Economics, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 2003, pp. 165-184.

The Changing Structure of Wages in the US and Germany: What Explains the Difference? (with Paul Beaudry), NBER Working Paper 7697, May 2000. Re-titled, Wages and Employment in the US and Germany: What Explains the Differences? American Economic Review, Vol. 93, No. 3, June 2003, pp. 573-602.

Population Growth, Technological Adoption and Economic Outcomes in the Information Era. (with Paul Beaudry), Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 5, No. 4, October 2002, pp. 749-774.

 

Differences in Wage Distributions Between Canada and the United States: An Application of a Flexible Estimator of Distribution Functions in the Presence of Covariates. (with Stephen G. Donald and Harry J. Paarsch), Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 67, No. 4, October, 2000, pp. 609-33.

Cohort Patterns in Canadian Earnings: Assessing the Role of Skill Premia in Inequality Trends. (with Paul Beaudry), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, No.4, November 2000, pp. 907-936. (Winner of the Harry Johnson Prize for best article in the CJE in 2000).

The Economic Goals of Canada's Immigration Policy, Past and Present. (with A.G. Green), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. XXV, #4, December 1999.

Immigrant Occupational Attainment: Assimilation and Mobility Over Time. UBC Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 95-15, May, 1995. Journal of Labor Economics. Vol 17, no. 1, January 1999, pp. 49-79.

Unemployment Insurance and Employment Durations: Seasonal and Non-Seasonal Jobs. (with Timothy Sargent), Canadian Journal of Economics, May, 1998, pp.247- 278.

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with W. Craig Riddell), The Economic Journal, January, 1997, pp. 67-84.

Canadian Immigration Policy: The Effectiveness of the Point System and Other Instruments.
(with A.G. Green), Canadian Journal of Economics, November, 1995, no. 4b. pp. 1006-1041. (Winner of the Harry Johnson Prize for best article in the CJE in 1995). Reprinted in The Economics of Migration, eds., K.F. Zimmerman and T.K. Bauer. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with W.C. Riddell), Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 11, Number 1, Part 2, January 1993, pp. s96-s147.

Balanced Growth and the Geographic Distribution of European Immigrant Arrivals to Canada,1900-14. (with A.G. Green), Explorations in Economic History, No. 30, 1993, pp.31-59.

Assessing Empirical Approaches for Analyzing Taxes and Labor Supply. (with T.E. MaCurdy and H.J. Paarsch), Journal of Human Resources, Summer 1990,pp. 415-90.

tic setting via a piecewise-linear approach produce estimates that typically im- ply higher substitution and lower income responses than are suggested by empirical work applying other approaches. This paper demonstrates that maximum likelihood estimation of a consumer-choice problem with nonlinear budget sets implicitly relies on the satisfaction of inequality constraints that translate into behaviorally meaningful restrictions. These constraints arise not as a consequence of economic theory, but instead as a re- quirement to create a properly defined statistical model. In the analysis of piecewise-linear budget sets, the implicit constraints required by maximum likelihood in estimation amount to imposi- tion of Slutsky co

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CHAPTERS

Economic Statistics and Social Welfare Comparisons: A Review.
(with J.B. Davies and H.J. Paarsch)
Handbook of Applied Economic Statistics, A. Ullah and D.E.A. Giles, eds.. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.. pp. 1-39.

Bridging the Gap: Labour Economists and Economic History.
in The Evolution of Labour Markets, eds., G. Grantham and M. Mackinnon. Routledge Press, 1994 pp27-38.

Intended and Actual Occupations of Immigrants.
Diminishing Returns: The Economics of Canada's Immigration Policy D.J.DeVoretz, ed.. C.D. Howe Institute, 1995, pp.331-78.

Job Durations in Canada: Is Long Term Employment Declining?
(with W.C. Riddell)
in Transitional and Structural Change in the North American Labour Market, eds., M. Abbott, C. Beach and R. Chaykowski. Industrial Relations Centre Press, 1997, pp.8-40.

Employment Outcomes in Canada: A Cohort Analysis.
(with Paul Beaudry)
in Adapting Public Policy to a Labour Market in Transition, F. St-Hilaire and W.C. Riddell, eds.. Montreal: IRPP Press, 2000, pp.39-84.

Literacy Skills, Non-Cognitive Skills and Earnings: An Economist's Perspective.
(with W. Craig Riddell)
in Towards Evidence-Based Policy for Canadian Education, edited by Patrice de Broucker and Arthur Sweetman. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, pp.123-53

Canada-U.S. Integration and Labour Market Outcomes: A Perspective Within the General Context of Globalization.
(with Paul Beaudry)
in North American Linkages: Opportunities and Challenges for Canada, R. Harris, ed.. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2003.

Races to the Bottom Versus Races to the Middle: Minimum Wage Setting in Canada.
(with Kathryn Harrison)
in Racing to the Bottom? Provincial Interdependence in the Canadian Federation, Kathryn Harrison, ed.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 193-228.

Rising Income Inequality in the 1990s: An Exploration of Three Data Sources.
(with Marc Frenette and Garnett Picot)
in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, David A. Green and Jon Kesselman, eds.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 65-100.

Dimensions of Inequality in a Just Society.
(with Jonathan R. Kesselman)
in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, David A. Green and Jon Kesselman, eds.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 1-32.

[go to top]


BOOKS

Dimensions of Inequality in Canada
(co-edited with Jonathan R. Kessleman)
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006. (Winner of the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize for work on Canadian economic policy.)

 

PAPERS TAKING A BIT OF A REST

Entry Earnings of Immigrant Men in Canada: The Roles of Labour Market Entry Effects and Rturns to Foreign Experience. (with Christopher Worswick)

Canada's Wage Structure in the First half of the Twentieth Century (with comparisons to the United States and Great Britain). (with Alan G. Green)

Racing to the Middle: Minimum Wage Setting and Standards of Fairness. (with Kathryn Harrison), April 2006.

The Effect of the Minimum Wage on the Distribution of Teenage Wages. (with H.J. Paarsch), UBC Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 97-03, October 1996.

 

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Additional Description

Institute for Fiscal Studies, UCL, International Fellow


David Green

Professor
phone 604 822 8216
location_on Room 201E Iona Building
file_download Download CV

I am a professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC and an International Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London.

My research interests centre around determinants of the wage and employment structure. This has entailed bridging between macro labour (worrying about general equilibrium effects) and micro labour identification issues.

I obtained my Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Recently, I served as chair for the BC Basic Income Panel. Read our executive summary here.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

Jump to: [Book chapters] [Books] [Working papers] [Papers Taking a Bit of a Rest] [BC Basic Income Panel papers]

WORKING PAPERS

A Reanalysis of The Town with No Poverty: The Health Effects of a Canadian Guaranteed Annual Income Field Experiment

COVID and the Economic Importance of In-Person K-12 Schooling. (with Ali Karimirad, Gaëlle Simard-Duplain, Henry Siu)

The Distribution of COVID-19 Related Risks. (with Patrick Baylis et al)

Taking Selection to Task:  Bounds on Trends in Occupational Task Prices for the U.S., 1984-2013. (with Peter Gottschalk and Ben Sand)

 

PAPERS WRITTEN FOR THE BC BASIC INCOME PANEL

A Note on Single Adult Poverty in British Columbia

Basic Income: Characteristics Related to Presence in and Absence From the Tax System. (with Pablo Gutierrez, Kevin Milligan, Erik Snowberg)

BC Income Assistance Trends and Dynamics: Descriptions and Policy Implications. (with Jeffrey Hicks, Rebecca Warburton, William Warburton)

Claims Made For or About a Basic Income

Labour Supply Issues Related to a Basic Income and Income Assistance

Trends in the Labour Market and Their Implications for a Basic Income: Short Summary

 

PUBLISHED PAPERS (Mainly pre-publication versions)

The UK Education Expansion and Technological Change

In Search of Labor Demand. (with Paul Beaudry and Ben Sand)

Economy Wide Spillovers From Booms: Long Distance Commuting and the Spread of Wage Effects. (with Rene Morissette, Benjamin M. Sand and Ian Snoddy)

[Appendices]
Canadian Economics Research on Immigration Through the Lens of Theories of Justice(with Christopher Worswick)

The Great Reversal in the Demand for Skill and Cognitive Tasks. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand)

What is a Minimum Wage For?  Empirical Results and Theories of Justice. Canadian Public Policy, 2014, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 293-314.

Chasing After Good Jobs: Do They Exist and Does it Matter if They Do? Canadian Journal of Economics, (HA Innis Lecture) Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 1215-65.

Immigration and the Canadian Earnings Distribution in the First Half of the 20th Century. (with Alan G. Green) [appendix]

Has the Canadian Labour Market Polarized? (with Benjamin M. Sand)

Ability, Parental Valuation of Education and the High School Dropout Decision. (with Kelly Foley and Giovanni Gallipoli)

Spatial Equilibrium with Unemployment and Wage Bargaining:  Theory and Estimation. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand)

The Impact of Minimum Wages on Labour Market Transitions. (with Pierre Brochu)

Does Industrial Composition Matter for Wages? A Test of Search and Bargaining Theory. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand), Econometrica, Vol. 80, No. 3, May 2012, pp. 1063-1104. [go to appendix]

Leadership Effects: School Principals and Student Outcomes. (with Michael Coelli), Economics Eduation Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 92-109.

Immigrant Earnings Profiles in the Presence of Human Capital Investment: Measuring Cohort and Macro Effects. (with Christopher Worswick), Labour Economics, Vol. 19, No. 2, April 2012, pp. 241-259.

Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United State. (with W. Craig Riddell),  Labour Economics, June 2013, vol. 22, pp. 16-29.

Long Term Consequences of Natural Resource Booms for Human Capital Accumulation. (with J.C. Herbert Emery and Ana Ferrer), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 65, No. 3, July 2012, 708-734.

The Importance of the Long Form Census to Canada. (with Kevin Milligan), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2010, pp. 383-8.

Understanding the Wage Patterns of Canadian Less Skilled Workers: The Role of Implicit Contracts. (with James Townsend), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 43, No. 1, February 2010, pp. 373-403.

Taxes, Transfers and Canadian Income Inequality. (with Marc Frenette and Kevin Milligan), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 35, No. 4, December 2009, pp. 389-411.

A Cautionary Discussion about Relying on Human Capital Policy to Meet Redistributive Goals. Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2007, pp. 397-418.

Breaking the Cycle? The Effect of Education on Welfare Receipt Among Children of Welfare Recipients. (with Michael B. Coelli and William P. Warburton), UBC The Journal of Public Economics, vol. 91, August 2007, pp. 1369-1398.

The tale of the tails: Revisiting recent trends in Canadian after-tax income inequality using Census data. (with Marc Frenette and Kevin Milligan), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 40, No. 3, August 2007, pp. 734-764.

The Impact of Unionization on the Incidence of and Sources of Payment for Training in Canada. (with Thomas Lemieux), Empirical Economics, Vol 32, No. 2-3, 2007, pp. 465-489.

Where Have All the Sociologists Gone? An Economist's Perspective. American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 50, No. 5, January 2007, pp. 737-747.

The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer and W. Craig Riddell), Journal of Human Resources, Spring, 2006, pp. 380-410.

Demographics and Recent Productivity Performances: Insights from Cross Country Comparisons. (with Paul Beaudry and Fabrice Collard), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 38, No. 2, May 2005, pp. 309-344.

Changes in the World Distribution of Output-per-Worker 1960-1998: How a Standard Decomposition Tells an Unorthodox Story. (with Paul Beaudry and Fabrice Collard), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 87, No. 4, November 2005, pp. 741-753.

The Goal's of Canada's Immigration Policy: A Historical Perspective. (with Alan G. Green), Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Vol 13, No. 1, Summer 2004, pp. 102- 139.

Changes in US Wages, 1976-2000: Ongoing Skill Bias or Major Technological Change? (Formerly entitled, What is Driving US and Canadian Wages: Exogenous Technical Change or Endogenous Choice of Technique? (with Paul Beaudry), UBC Dept of Economics, September 1999. Journal of Labor Economics, Vol 23, No 3, 2005, pp. 609-648.

Tightening a Welfare System: The Effects of Benefit Denial on Future Welfare Receipt. (with William P. Warburton), Journal of Public Economics, Vol 88, June 2004, pp. 1471-1493.

Literacy and Earnings: An Investigation of the Interaction of Cognitive and Non- Cognitive Attributes in Earnings Generation. (with W. Craig Riddell), UBC Dept of Economics, May 2002. Labour Economics, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 2003, pp. 165-184.

The Changing Structure of Wages in the US and Germany: What Explains the Difference? (with Paul Beaudry), NBER Working Paper 7697, May 2000. Re-titled, Wages and Employment in the US and Germany: What Explains the Differences? American Economic Review, Vol. 93, No. 3, June 2003, pp. 573-602.

Population Growth, Technological Adoption and Economic Outcomes in the Information Era. (with Paul Beaudry), Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 5, No. 4, October 2002, pp. 749-774.

 

Differences in Wage Distributions Between Canada and the United States: An Application of a Flexible Estimator of Distribution Functions in the Presence of Covariates. (with Stephen G. Donald and Harry J. Paarsch), Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 67, No. 4, October, 2000, pp. 609-33.

Cohort Patterns in Canadian Earnings: Assessing the Role of Skill Premia in Inequality Trends. (with Paul Beaudry), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, No.4, November 2000, pp. 907-936. (Winner of the Harry Johnson Prize for best article in the CJE in 2000).

The Economic Goals of Canada's Immigration Policy, Past and Present. (with A.G. Green), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. XXV, #4, December 1999.

Immigrant Occupational Attainment: Assimilation and Mobility Over Time. UBC Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 95-15, May, 1995. Journal of Labor Economics. Vol 17, no. 1, January 1999, pp. 49-79.

Unemployment Insurance and Employment Durations: Seasonal and Non-Seasonal Jobs. (with Timothy Sargent), Canadian Journal of Economics, May, 1998, pp.247- 278.

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with W. Craig Riddell), The Economic Journal, January, 1997, pp. 67-84.

Canadian Immigration Policy: The Effectiveness of the Point System and Other Instruments.
(with A.G. Green), Canadian Journal of Economics, November, 1995, no. 4b. pp. 1006-1041. (Winner of the Harry Johnson Prize for best article in the CJE in 1995). Reprinted in The Economics of Migration, eds., K.F. Zimmerman and T.K. Bauer. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with W.C. Riddell), Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 11, Number 1, Part 2, January 1993, pp. s96-s147.

Balanced Growth and the Geographic Distribution of European Immigrant Arrivals to Canada,1900-14. (with A.G. Green), Explorations in Economic History, No. 30, 1993, pp.31-59.

Assessing Empirical Approaches for Analyzing Taxes and Labor Supply. (with T.E. MaCurdy and H.J. Paarsch), Journal of Human Resources, Summer 1990,pp. 415-90.

tic setting via a piecewise-linear approach produce estimates that typically im- ply higher substitution and lower income responses than are suggested by empirical work applying other approaches. This paper demonstrates that maximum likelihood estimation of a consumer-choice problem with nonlinear budget sets implicitly relies on the satisfaction of inequality constraints that translate into behaviorally meaningful restrictions. These constraints arise not as a consequence of economic theory, but instead as a re- quirement to create a properly defined statistical model. In the analysis of piecewise-linear budget sets, the implicit constraints required by maximum likelihood in estimation amount to imposi- tion of Slutsky co

[go to top]


CHAPTERS

Economic Statistics and Social Welfare Comparisons: A Review.
(with J.B. Davies and H.J. Paarsch)
Handbook of Applied Economic Statistics, A. Ullah and D.E.A. Giles, eds.. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.. pp. 1-39.

Bridging the Gap: Labour Economists and Economic History.
in The Evolution of Labour Markets, eds., G. Grantham and M. Mackinnon. Routledge Press, 1994 pp27-38.

Intended and Actual Occupations of Immigrants.
Diminishing Returns: The Economics of Canada's Immigration Policy D.J.DeVoretz, ed.. C.D. Howe Institute, 1995, pp.331-78.

Job Durations in Canada: Is Long Term Employment Declining?
(with W.C. Riddell)
in Transitional and Structural Change in the North American Labour Market, eds., M. Abbott, C. Beach and R. Chaykowski. Industrial Relations Centre Press, 1997, pp.8-40.

Employment Outcomes in Canada: A Cohort Analysis.
(with Paul Beaudry)
in Adapting Public Policy to a Labour Market in Transition, F. St-Hilaire and W.C. Riddell, eds.. Montreal: IRPP Press, 2000, pp.39-84.

Literacy Skills, Non-Cognitive Skills and Earnings: An Economist's Perspective.
(with W. Craig Riddell)
in Towards Evidence-Based Policy for Canadian Education, edited by Patrice de Broucker and Arthur Sweetman. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, pp.123-53

Canada-U.S. Integration and Labour Market Outcomes: A Perspective Within the General Context of Globalization.
(with Paul Beaudry)
in North American Linkages: Opportunities and Challenges for Canada, R. Harris, ed.. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2003.

Races to the Bottom Versus Races to the Middle: Minimum Wage Setting in Canada.
(with Kathryn Harrison)
in Racing to the Bottom? Provincial Interdependence in the Canadian Federation, Kathryn Harrison, ed.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 193-228.

Rising Income Inequality in the 1990s: An Exploration of Three Data Sources.
(with Marc Frenette and Garnett Picot)
in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, David A. Green and Jon Kesselman, eds.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 65-100.

Dimensions of Inequality in a Just Society.
(with Jonathan R. Kesselman)
in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, David A. Green and Jon Kesselman, eds.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 1-32.

[go to top]


BOOKS

Dimensions of Inequality in Canada
(co-edited with Jonathan R. Kessleman)
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006. (Winner of the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize for work on Canadian economic policy.)

 

PAPERS TAKING A BIT OF A REST

Entry Earnings of Immigrant Men in Canada: The Roles of Labour Market Entry Effects and Rturns to Foreign Experience. (with Christopher Worswick)

Canada's Wage Structure in the First half of the Twentieth Century (with comparisons to the United States and Great Britain). (with Alan G. Green)

Racing to the Middle: Minimum Wage Setting and Standards of Fairness. (with Kathryn Harrison), April 2006.

The Effect of the Minimum Wage on the Distribution of Teenage Wages. (with H.J. Paarsch), UBC Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 97-03, October 1996.

 

[go to top]

 

 

Institute for Fiscal Studies, UCL, International Fellow

David Green

Professor
phone 604 822 8216
location_on Room 201E Iona Building
file_download Download CV

I am a professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC and an International Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London.

My research interests centre around determinants of the wage and employment structure. This has entailed bridging between macro labour (worrying about general equilibrium effects) and micro labour identification issues.

I obtained my Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Recently, I served as chair for the BC Basic Income Panel. Read our executive summary here.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

Jump to: [Book chapters] [Books] [Working papers] [Papers Taking a Bit of a Rest] [BC Basic Income Panel papers]

WORKING PAPERS

A Reanalysis of The Town with No Poverty: The Health Effects of a Canadian Guaranteed Annual Income Field Experiment

COVID and the Economic Importance of In-Person K-12 Schooling. (with Ali Karimirad, Gaëlle Simard-Duplain, Henry Siu)

The Distribution of COVID-19 Related Risks. (with Patrick Baylis et al)

Taking Selection to Task:  Bounds on Trends in Occupational Task Prices for the U.S., 1984-2013. (with Peter Gottschalk and Ben Sand)

 

PAPERS WRITTEN FOR THE BC BASIC INCOME PANEL

A Note on Single Adult Poverty in British Columbia

Basic Income: Characteristics Related to Presence in and Absence From the Tax System. (with Pablo Gutierrez, Kevin Milligan, Erik Snowberg)

BC Income Assistance Trends and Dynamics: Descriptions and Policy Implications. (with Jeffrey Hicks, Rebecca Warburton, William Warburton)

Claims Made For or About a Basic Income

Labour Supply Issues Related to a Basic Income and Income Assistance

Trends in the Labour Market and Their Implications for a Basic Income: Short Summary

 

PUBLISHED PAPERS (Mainly pre-publication versions)

The UK Education Expansion and Technological Change

In Search of Labor Demand. (with Paul Beaudry and Ben Sand)

Economy Wide Spillovers From Booms: Long Distance Commuting and the Spread of Wage Effects. (with Rene Morissette, Benjamin M. Sand and Ian Snoddy)

[Appendices]
Canadian Economics Research on Immigration Through the Lens of Theories of Justice(with Christopher Worswick)

The Great Reversal in the Demand for Skill and Cognitive Tasks. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand)

What is a Minimum Wage For?  Empirical Results and Theories of Justice. Canadian Public Policy, 2014, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 293-314.

Chasing After Good Jobs: Do They Exist and Does it Matter if They Do? Canadian Journal of Economics, (HA Innis Lecture) Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 1215-65.

Immigration and the Canadian Earnings Distribution in the First Half of the 20th Century. (with Alan G. Green) [appendix]

Has the Canadian Labour Market Polarized? (with Benjamin M. Sand)

Ability, Parental Valuation of Education and the High School Dropout Decision. (with Kelly Foley and Giovanni Gallipoli)

Spatial Equilibrium with Unemployment and Wage Bargaining:  Theory and Estimation. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand)

The Impact of Minimum Wages on Labour Market Transitions. (with Pierre Brochu)

Does Industrial Composition Matter for Wages? A Test of Search and Bargaining Theory. (with Paul Beaudry and Benjamin Sand), Econometrica, Vol. 80, No. 3, May 2012, pp. 1063-1104. [go to appendix]

Leadership Effects: School Principals and Student Outcomes. (with Michael Coelli), Economics Eduation Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 92-109.

Immigrant Earnings Profiles in the Presence of Human Capital Investment: Measuring Cohort and Macro Effects. (with Christopher Worswick), Labour Economics, Vol. 19, No. 2, April 2012, pp. 241-259.

Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United State. (with W. Craig Riddell),  Labour Economics, June 2013, vol. 22, pp. 16-29.

Long Term Consequences of Natural Resource Booms for Human Capital Accumulation. (with J.C. Herbert Emery and Ana Ferrer), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 65, No. 3, July 2012, 708-734.

The Importance of the Long Form Census to Canada. (with Kevin Milligan), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2010, pp. 383-8.

Understanding the Wage Patterns of Canadian Less Skilled Workers: The Role of Implicit Contracts. (with James Townsend), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 43, No. 1, February 2010, pp. 373-403.

Taxes, Transfers and Canadian Income Inequality. (with Marc Frenette and Kevin Milligan), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 35, No. 4, December 2009, pp. 389-411.

A Cautionary Discussion about Relying on Human Capital Policy to Meet Redistributive Goals. Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2007, pp. 397-418.

Breaking the Cycle? The Effect of Education on Welfare Receipt Among Children of Welfare Recipients. (with Michael B. Coelli and William P. Warburton), UBC The Journal of Public Economics, vol. 91, August 2007, pp. 1369-1398.

The tale of the tails: Revisiting recent trends in Canadian after-tax income inequality using Census data. (with Marc Frenette and Kevin Milligan), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 40, No. 3, August 2007, pp. 734-764.

The Impact of Unionization on the Incidence of and Sources of Payment for Training in Canada. (with Thomas Lemieux), Empirical Economics, Vol 32, No. 2-3, 2007, pp. 465-489.

Where Have All the Sociologists Gone? An Economist's Perspective. American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 50, No. 5, January 2007, pp. 737-747.

The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer and W. Craig Riddell), Journal of Human Resources, Spring, 2006, pp. 380-410.

Demographics and Recent Productivity Performances: Insights from Cross Country Comparisons. (with Paul Beaudry and Fabrice Collard), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 38, No. 2, May 2005, pp. 309-344.

Changes in the World Distribution of Output-per-Worker 1960-1998: How a Standard Decomposition Tells an Unorthodox Story. (with Paul Beaudry and Fabrice Collard), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 87, No. 4, November 2005, pp. 741-753.

The Goal's of Canada's Immigration Policy: A Historical Perspective. (with Alan G. Green), Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Vol 13, No. 1, Summer 2004, pp. 102- 139.

Changes in US Wages, 1976-2000: Ongoing Skill Bias or Major Technological Change? (Formerly entitled, What is Driving US and Canadian Wages: Exogenous Technical Change or Endogenous Choice of Technique? (with Paul Beaudry), UBC Dept of Economics, September 1999. Journal of Labor Economics, Vol 23, No 3, 2005, pp. 609-648.

Tightening a Welfare System: The Effects of Benefit Denial on Future Welfare Receipt. (with William P. Warburton), Journal of Public Economics, Vol 88, June 2004, pp. 1471-1493.

Literacy and Earnings: An Investigation of the Interaction of Cognitive and Non- Cognitive Attributes in Earnings Generation. (with W. Craig Riddell), UBC Dept of Economics, May 2002. Labour Economics, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 2003, pp. 165-184.

The Changing Structure of Wages in the US and Germany: What Explains the Difference? (with Paul Beaudry), NBER Working Paper 7697, May 2000. Re-titled, Wages and Employment in the US and Germany: What Explains the Differences? American Economic Review, Vol. 93, No. 3, June 2003, pp. 573-602.

Population Growth, Technological Adoption and Economic Outcomes in the Information Era. (with Paul Beaudry), Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 5, No. 4, October 2002, pp. 749-774.

 

Differences in Wage Distributions Between Canada and the United States: An Application of a Flexible Estimator of Distribution Functions in the Presence of Covariates. (with Stephen G. Donald and Harry J. Paarsch), Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 67, No. 4, October, 2000, pp. 609-33.

Cohort Patterns in Canadian Earnings: Assessing the Role of Skill Premia in Inequality Trends. (with Paul Beaudry), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, No.4, November 2000, pp. 907-936. (Winner of the Harry Johnson Prize for best article in the CJE in 2000).

The Economic Goals of Canada's Immigration Policy, Past and Present. (with A.G. Green), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. XXV, #4, December 1999.

Immigrant Occupational Attainment: Assimilation and Mobility Over Time. UBC Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 95-15, May, 1995. Journal of Labor Economics. Vol 17, no. 1, January 1999, pp. 49-79.

Unemployment Insurance and Employment Durations: Seasonal and Non-Seasonal Jobs. (with Timothy Sargent), Canadian Journal of Economics, May, 1998, pp.247- 278.

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with W. Craig Riddell), The Economic Journal, January, 1997, pp. 67-84.

Canadian Immigration Policy: The Effectiveness of the Point System and Other Instruments.
(with A.G. Green), Canadian Journal of Economics, November, 1995, no. 4b. pp. 1006-1041. (Winner of the Harry Johnson Prize for best article in the CJE in 1995). Reprinted in The Economics of Migration, eds., K.F. Zimmerman and T.K. Bauer. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with W.C. Riddell), Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 11, Number 1, Part 2, January 1993, pp. s96-s147.

Balanced Growth and the Geographic Distribution of European Immigrant Arrivals to Canada,1900-14. (with A.G. Green), Explorations in Economic History, No. 30, 1993, pp.31-59.

Assessing Empirical Approaches for Analyzing Taxes and Labor Supply. (with T.E. MaCurdy and H.J. Paarsch), Journal of Human Resources, Summer 1990,pp. 415-90.

tic setting via a piecewise-linear approach produce estimates that typically im- ply higher substitution and lower income responses than are suggested by empirical work applying other approaches. This paper demonstrates that maximum likelihood estimation of a consumer-choice problem with nonlinear budget sets implicitly relies on the satisfaction of inequality constraints that translate into behaviorally meaningful restrictions. These constraints arise not as a consequence of economic theory, but instead as a re- quirement to create a properly defined statistical model. In the analysis of piecewise-linear budget sets, the implicit constraints required by maximum likelihood in estimation amount to imposi- tion of Slutsky co

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CHAPTERS

Economic Statistics and Social Welfare Comparisons: A Review.
(with J.B. Davies and H.J. Paarsch)
Handbook of Applied Economic Statistics, A. Ullah and D.E.A. Giles, eds.. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.. pp. 1-39.

Bridging the Gap: Labour Economists and Economic History.
in The Evolution of Labour Markets, eds., G. Grantham and M. Mackinnon. Routledge Press, 1994 pp27-38.

Intended and Actual Occupations of Immigrants.
Diminishing Returns: The Economics of Canada's Immigration Policy D.J.DeVoretz, ed.. C.D. Howe Institute, 1995, pp.331-78.

Job Durations in Canada: Is Long Term Employment Declining?
(with W.C. Riddell)
in Transitional and Structural Change in the North American Labour Market, eds., M. Abbott, C. Beach and R. Chaykowski. Industrial Relations Centre Press, 1997, pp.8-40.

Employment Outcomes in Canada: A Cohort Analysis.
(with Paul Beaudry)
in Adapting Public Policy to a Labour Market in Transition, F. St-Hilaire and W.C. Riddell, eds.. Montreal: IRPP Press, 2000, pp.39-84.

Literacy Skills, Non-Cognitive Skills and Earnings: An Economist's Perspective.
(with W. Craig Riddell)
in Towards Evidence-Based Policy for Canadian Education, edited by Patrice de Broucker and Arthur Sweetman. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, pp.123-53

Canada-U.S. Integration and Labour Market Outcomes: A Perspective Within the General Context of Globalization.
(with Paul Beaudry)
in North American Linkages: Opportunities and Challenges for Canada, R. Harris, ed.. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2003.

Races to the Bottom Versus Races to the Middle: Minimum Wage Setting in Canada.
(with Kathryn Harrison)
in Racing to the Bottom? Provincial Interdependence in the Canadian Federation, Kathryn Harrison, ed.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 193-228.

Rising Income Inequality in the 1990s: An Exploration of Three Data Sources.
(with Marc Frenette and Garnett Picot)
in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, David A. Green and Jon Kesselman, eds.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 65-100.

Dimensions of Inequality in a Just Society.
(with Jonathan R. Kesselman)
in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, David A. Green and Jon Kesselman, eds.. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006, pp. 1-32.

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BOOKS

Dimensions of Inequality in Canada
(co-edited with Jonathan R. Kessleman)
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006. (Winner of the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize for work on Canadian economic policy.)

 

PAPERS TAKING A BIT OF A REST

Entry Earnings of Immigrant Men in Canada: The Roles of Labour Market Entry Effects and Rturns to Foreign Experience. (with Christopher Worswick)

Canada's Wage Structure in the First half of the Twentieth Century (with comparisons to the United States and Great Britain). (with Alan G. Green)

Racing to the Middle: Minimum Wage Setting and Standards of Fairness. (with Kathryn Harrison), April 2006.

The Effect of the Minimum Wage on the Distribution of Teenage Wages. (with H.J. Paarsch), UBC Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 97-03, October 1996.

 

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Institute for Fiscal Studies, UCL, International Fellow