Publications

1994
Freeman R. A Global Labor Market? Differences in Wages Among Countries in the 1980s, in World Bank Labor Market Workshop: The Impact of Labor Market Policies and Institutions on Economic Performance. Washington, DC: World Bank ; 1994.
Freeman R. Doing It Right?: The U.S. Labor Market Response to the 1980s/1990s, in Symposium on Fighting Europe's Unemployment in the 1990s. Salzburg, Austria: Egon- Sohmen-Foundation ; 1994.
Blank RM, Freeman R. Evaluating the Connection Between Social Protection and Economic Flexibility. In: Social Protection vs Economic Flexibility: Is There a Trade-off? University of Chicago Press for NBER ; 1994.
Freeman R. W(h)ither the Welfare State in an Epoch of Rising Inequality. In: Labor Market Polarization and Social Policy Reform. Kingston, Ontario: School of Policy Studies at Queen's University ; 1994.
Freeman R. Crime and the Labor Market. In: Crime. San Francisco, CA: ICS Press ; 1994. pp. Chapter 8.
Freeman R. Lessons for the United States. In: Working Under Different Rules. NY: Russell Sage Foundation for NBER ; 1994. pp. 223-239.
Katz LF, Freeman R. Rising Wage Inequality: The United States Vs. Other Advanced Countries. In: Working Under Different Rules. NY: Russell Sage Foundation for NBER ; 1994. pp. 29-62.
Freeman R. How Labor Fares in Advanced Economies. In: Working Under Different Rules. Russell Sage Foundation for NBER ; 1994. pp. 1-28.
Freeman R. Jobs in the USA. The New Economy. 1994 :20-24.
Freeman R. American Exceptionalism in the Labor Market: Union/Nonunion Differentials in the United States and Other Countries. In: Labor Economics and Industrial Relations: Markets and Institutions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press ; 1994.
Kleiner M. Do Unions Make Enterprises Insolvent?. 1994.
Freeman R. H.G. Lewis and the Study of Union Wage Effects. Journal of Labor Economics. 1994;12 (1) :143-149.
Freeman R, Rogers J. Worker Representation and Participation Survey: First Report of Findings.; 1994. Publisher's Version
Making Schools Work: Improving Performance and Controlling Costs
Hanushek EA. Making Schools Work: Improving Performance and Controlling Costs. (Benson CS, Freeman RB, Jamison DT, et al). DC: Brookings; 1994. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Educational reform is a big business in the United States. Parents, educators, and policymakers generally agree that something must be done to improve schools, but the consensus ends there. The myriad of reform documents and policy discussions that have appeared over the past decade have not helped to pinpoint exactly what should be done. This book is the culmination of extensive discussions among a panel of economists led by Eric Hanushek. They conclude that economic considerations have been entirely absent from the development of educational policies and that economic reality is sorely needed in discussions of new policies. The book outlines an improvement plan that emphasises changing incentives in schools and gathering information about effective approaches. Available research and analysis demonstrates that current central decisionmaking has worked poorly. Concentrating on inputs such as pupil-teacher ratios or teacher graduate degrees appears quite inferior to systems that directly reward performance. Nonetheless, since experience with such alternatives is very limited, a program of extensive evaluation appears to be in order. Instead of choosing the "right" approach, this book advocates a more systematic approach of experimentation, evaluation, and change. In addition to Hanushek, the contributors are Charles S. Benson, University of California, Berkeley; Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University; Dean T. Jamison, UCLA: Henry M. Levin, Stanford University; Rebecca A. Maynard, University of Pennsylvania; Richard J. Murnane, Harvard University; Steven G. Rivkin, Amherst College; Richard H. Sabot, Williams College; Lewis C. Solmon, Milken Institute for Job and Capital Formation; Anita A. Summers, University of Pennsylvania; Finis Welch, Texas A&M University; and Barbara L. Wolfe, University of Wisconsin.
Working Under Different Rules
Freeman R. Working Under Different Rules. Russell Sage Foundation; 1994. Publisher's Version
1993
Freeman R. Immigration from Poor to Wealthy Countries. European Economic Review. 1993;37 (2-3) :443-451.
Freeman R. Palestinian-Israeli-Jordanian Labor Mobility: The Current Situation and Issues for Peaceful Future. Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, John F. Kennedy School of Government; 1993.
Freeman R. Labor Market Institutions and Policies: Help or Hindrance to Economic Development?. Annual Conference on Development Economics. 1993 :117-144.
Freeman R. Does Suppression of Labor Contribute to Economic Success? Labor Relations and Markets in East Asia. 1993.
Freeman R. Labor Markets and Institutions in Economic Development. American Economic Review . 1993.

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