Benjamin Schoefer

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880

677 Evan Hall
(510) 642-0822


My side project: I run the German Economic Policy Roundtable (Wirtschaftspolitik-Diskussionsrunde). Most members are academics, policy practitioners, journalists, think tank researchers. (German) Twitter link for sign-up instructions here.

Selected Presentations, Discussions, etc. (Under Construction)

Employment Adjustment and COVID: Some Thoughts on Theory vs. Reality

Invited short talk connecting academic and policy perspectives
CEPR-IZA-OECD Workshop: Employment Support Strategies during COVID-19
October 15, 2020


Paying Outsourced Labor: Direct Evidence from Linked Temp Agency-Worker-Client Data

Resubmitted, Review of Economics and Statistics
updated September 2020

Labor in the Boardroom

Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2021, forthcoming
Updated October 2020

Productivity, Place, and Plants: Revisiting the Measurement

Preliminary draft, July 2020; US Census RDC update pending

Marginal Jobs and Job Surplus: A Test of the Efficiency of Separations

Reject and resubmit, resubmitted, American Economic Review
Updated June 2020

Reservation Raises: The Aggregate Labor Supply Curve at the Extensive Margin

Working paper
Updated May 2020

Hysteresis from Employer Subsidies

Revise and resubmit, Journal of Public Economics
Updated April 2020

Wages and the Value of Nonemployment

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 135(4), 2020, 1905-1963

Jobs and Matches: Quits, Replacement Hiring, and Vacancy Chains

American Economic Review: Insights, 2(1), 2020, 101-124

Payroll Taxes, Firm Behavior, and Rent Sharing: Evidence from a Young Workers' Tax Cut in Sweden

American Economic Review 109(5), 2019, 1717-1763

The Financial Channel of Wage Rigidity

Working paper, 2015

Regulation and taxation: A complementarity

Journal of Comparative Economics 38.4 (2010): 381-94

The Short-Run Aggregate Labor Supply Curve with Long-Term Jobs (working paper, 2018; with Preston Mui)

A Price-Theoretical Framework for Fluctuations in Matching Models (2017; with Yusuf Mercan)