Recent Publication

“Manufacturing Plants’ Use of Temporary Workers: An Analysis using Census Micro Data”  (with Daniel Sullivan, FRB Chicago), Industrial Relations, Vol. 52, Issue 2, pp. 419-443, April 2013

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“Local Monopsony and Female Part-timer Wage” (in Japanese, with Isamu Yamamoto), Dynamism of Household Behavior in Japan , Chapter 8, pp. 167~186 , ISBN978-4-7664-1849-1, Seko et al. ed, Keio University Press, 2011

“Why Do Firms Use Temporary Workers?”, 2009 Chicago Fed Letter, No. 260 download

“Where Do Manufacturing Firms Locate Their Headquarters?” (with J. Vernon Henderson), Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 431- 450, March 2008

“Professional Employer Organizations: What Are They, Who Uses Them, and Why Should We Care?” (with Britton Lombardi), Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Vol. 32, 4th Quarter, 2008 download

“Spatial Organization of Firms: The Decision to Split Production and Administration” (with Kristin Aarland, Jim Davis, and J. Vernon Henderson), Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 481- 492, Summer 2007

“Market Thickness and Outsourcing Services”, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 220-238, March, 2007

“Who Are Temporary Nurses?” (with Andrew Goodman-Bacon), Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Vol. 31, First Quarter 2007 download

“What Do Census Data Tell Us About Headquarters Locations?”, Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 129-141, 2006

“Outsourcing, Firm Size and Product Complexity: Evidence from Credit Unions” (with Victor Stango), Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Vol. 29, First Quarter 2005 download

“The Changing Relationship between Headquarters and Cities” (with Thomas Klier and William Testa), 2005 Chicago Fed Letter, No. 212a

“Temporary Help Services and the Volatility of Industry Output” (with Alexei Zelenev), Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Vol. 27, Second Quarter 2003 download

“Outsourcing Business Services and the Role of Central Administrative Offices”, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 377-395, May, 2003

Working Papers


“Outsourcing and Market Thickness: The Case of U.S. Credit Unions” (with Junichi Suzuki, University of Toronto) Abstract   PDF

Demand Volatility and the Lag between the Growth of Temporary and Permanent Employment” (with Qinghua Zhang and Sainan Jin, Beijing University), Working Paper Series, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2007-19