Charles C. Brown

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Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

Survey Research Center
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
Phone: 734.763.6867
Fax: 734.647.1186


Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
A.B., M.A., Boston College, Boston, MA

Research and Projects

Dr. Brown is an empirically-oriented labor economist. His past research has focused on topics such as compensating differentials, effects of minimum wage laws and of EEO policies, the determinants of enlistment and re-enlistment in the military, the relationship between employer size and labor market outcomes, and measurement error in survey data. Current work focuses on labor supply of salaried workers and male/female wage differentials by length of workweek.

Selected Recent Publications

McGonagle, K; Brown, C.; and Schoeni, R.. The Effects of Respondents' Consent to be Recorded on Interview Length and Data Quality in a National Panel Study. Field Methods, Feb 16, 2015, 1-18 [2015]

Brown, C and Medoff, J. Firm Age and Wages. Journal of Labor Economics, [2003]

Bound, J, Brown, C and Mathiowetz, N. Measurement Error in Survey Data. Handbook of Econometrics, 2001, Vol. 5, Eds. James Heckman and Edward Leamer. [2001]

Brown, C. Early Retirement Windows. Forecasting Retirement Needs and Retirement Wealth, Olivia S. Mitchell, Brett Hammond and Anna Rappaport, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press [2000]

Brown, C. Minimum Wages, Employment, and the Distribution of Income. Handbook of Labor Economics, Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, eds., 1999, Vol. 3 Elsevier [1999]

Brown, C and Corcoran, M. Sex-Based Differences in School Content and the Male/Female Wage Gap. Journal of Labor Economics, 15(3), July 1997 Part 1, pp. 431-465 [1997]

Brown, C and Medoff, J. The Employer Size Wage Effect. Journal of Political Economy, 97(5), October 1989, pp. 1027-1059 [1989]