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Douglas A. Webber

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Cornell Unibersity, 2012
  • M.A., Economics, Cornell University, 2010
  • B.A., Economics, University of Florida, 2007
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Florida, 2007
Current Research Topics
  • Economics of Education
  • Education Finance
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2022 - present
  • Associate Professor

    Temple University, Department of Economics

    2017 - 2021
  • Assistant Professor

    Temple University, Department of Economics

    2012 - 2017
  • Labor Market Competition and Employment Adjustment over the Business Cycle
    Douglas A. Webber
    Journal of Human Resources (2022)
    https://doi.org/10.3368/jhr.monopsony.0119-9954R1
  • A Growing Divide: The Promise and Pitfalls of Higher Education for the Working Class
    Douglas A. Webber
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.1177/00027162211026199
  • The Emergence of Income-Share Agreements
    Dubravka Ritter and Douglas Webber
    Workforce Realigned: How New Partnerships are Advancing Economic Mobility (2021)
  • The Returns to College Persistence for Marginal Students: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from University Dismissal Policies
    Ben Ost, Weixiang Pan, and Douglas Webber
    Journal of Labor Economics (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1086/696204
  • Health Insurance Benefit Mandates and Firm Size Distribution
    James Bailey and Douglas Webber
    Journal of Risk and Insurance (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jori.12164
  • Higher ed, lower spending: As states cut back, where has the money gone?
    Douglas Webber
    Education Next (2018)
  • Immigration and Access to Fringe Benefits: Evidence from the Tobacco Use Supplements
    Johanna Catherine Maclean, Douglas Webber, and Jody L. Sindelar
    Industrial Relations (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12205
  • Examining the Interstate Mobility of Recent College Graduates
    Robert Kelchen and Douglas A. Webber
    Educational Researcher (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X17753124
  • The impact of mass layoffs on the educational investments of working college students
    Ben Ost, Weixiang Pan, and Doug Webber
    Labour Economics (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2017.11.008
  • The Implicit Costs of Motherhood over the Lifecycle: Cross-Cohort Evidence from Administrative Longitudinal Data
    Christian Neumeier, Todd Sørensen, and Douglas Webber
    Southern Economic Journal (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1002/soej.12239
  • State divestment and tuition at public institutions
    Douglas A. Webber
    Economics of Education Review (2017)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.07.007
  • The political roots of health insurance benefit mandates
    James Bailey and Douglas Webber
    Journal of Economic Studies (2017)
    https://doi.org/10.1108/JES-07-2015-0137
  • Risk-sharing and student loan policy: Consequences for students and institutions
    Douglas A. Webber
    Economics of Education Review (2017)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.12.007
  • High school experiences, the gender wage gap, and the selection of occupation
    Michael R. Strain and Douglas A. Webber
    Applied Economics (2017)
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2017.1299100
  • Are college costs worth it? How ability, major, and debt affect the returns to schooling
    Douglas A. Webber
    Economics of Education Review (2016)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.04.007
  • Firm-Level Monopsony and the Gender Pay Gap
    Douglas A. Webber
    Industrial Relations (2016)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12142
  • Firm market power and the earnings distribution
    Douglas A. Webber
    Labour Economics (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2015.05.003
  • The Health Consequences of Adverse Labor Market Events: Evidence from Panel Data
    Johanna Catherine Maclean, Douglas A. Webber, Michael T. French, and Susan L. Ettner
    Industrial Relations (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12099
  • The Impact of Work-Limiting Disability on Labor Force Participation
    Douglas A. Webber and Melissa J. Bjelland
    Health Economics (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3020
  • Workplace problems, mental health and substance use
    Johanna Catherine Maclean, Douglas Webber, and Michael T. French
    Applied Economics (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2014.982856
  • Is the return to education the same for everybody?
    Douglas Webber
    IZA World of Labor (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.15185/izawol.92
  • The lifetime earnings premia of different majors: Correcting for selection based on cognitive, noncognitive, and unobserved factors
    Douglas A. Webber
    Labour Economics (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2014.03.009
  • An Application of Unconditional Quantile Regression to Cigarette Taxes
    Johanna Catherine Maclean, Douglas A. Webber, and Joachim Marti
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.1002/pam.21724
  • The Roles of Assimilation and Ethnic Enclave Residence in Immigrant Smoking
    Johanna Catherine Maclean, Douglas Webber, and Jody L. Sindelar
    NBER Working Paper Series (2013)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w19753
  • Expenditures and postsecondary graduation: An investigation using individual-level data from the state of Ohio
    Douglas A. Webber
    Economics of Education Review (2012)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2012.02.003
  • Job loss and effects on firms and workers
    Kevin F. Hallock, Michael R. Strain, and Douglas Webber
    Downsizing: Is Less Still More? (2012)
  • Age and Disability Employment Discrimination: Occupational Rehabilitation Implications
    Melissa J. Bjelland, Susanne M. Bruyère, Sarah von Schrader, Andrew J. Houtenville, Antonio Ruiz-Quintanilla, and Douglas A. Webber
    Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-009-9194-z
  • Do expenditures other than instructional expenditures affect graduation and persistence rates in American higher education?
    Douglas A. Webber and Ronald G. Ehrenberg
    Economics of Education Review (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2010.04.006
  • Student Service Expenditures Matter
    Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Douglas A. Webber
    Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00091381003704602
  • Executive pay and firm performance: methodological considerations and future directions
    Beth Florin, Kevin F. Hallock, and Douglas Webber
    Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-7301(2010)0000029004
  • Do expenditures other than instructional expenditures affect graduation and persistence rates in American higher education?
    Douglas A. Webber and Ronald G. Ehrenberg
    NBER Working Paper Series (2009)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w15216
Conference Organization
  • October, 2019 | Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Symposium on Income Share Agreements

    Co-Organizer (with Dubravka Ritter)

Editor
  • Co-Editor, Economics of Education Review, 2019-Present
  • Co-Editor, Contemporary Economic Policy, 2017-2020
Last update: April 25, 2022