faculty_mclaughlinAssociate Professor • Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY’s Graduate Center

Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago, 1987
Fields:     Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Office:   HW 1523
Phone:    (212)772-5439
Fax:       212-772-5398
Email:     kenneth.mclaughlin@hunter.cuny.edu



Before joining the economics department in the fall of 1994, Professor McLaughlin was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester.   He has also been the Olin Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Economics at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, Research Associate at the University of Chicago’s George J Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, and Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia University.

His research relates to matching and turnover in the labor market, wage rigidity, and performance-related pay.


Internal Labor Markets in Japan: A Review
Journal of Economic Literature, September 2002

Inter-Industry Mobility and the Cyclical Upgrading of Labor
(with Mark Bils)
Journal of Labor Economics, January 2001

Why Wages Don’t Fall in a Recession: A Review
Industrial and Labor Relations Review, January 2001

Are Nominal Wage Changes Skewed Away from Wage Cuts?
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June 1999

Intertemporal Substitution and Lambda-Constant Comparative Statics
Journal of Monetary Economics. February 1995

Rigid Wages?
Journal of Monetary Economics, December 1994

Rent Sharing in an Equilibrium Model of Matching and Turnover
Journal of Labor Economics, October 1994

A Theory of Quits and Layoffs with Efficient Turnover
Journal of Political Economy, January 1991

General Productivity Growth in a Theory of Quits and Layoffs
Journal of Labor Economics, January 1990

Aspects of Tournament Models: A Survey
Research in Labor Economics, 1988

Working Papers

Asymmetric Wage Changes and Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity

The Economics of Productive Employee Benefits
(with Paul Yakoboski), 1997

Individual Compensation and Firm Performance: The Economics of Team Incentives