Paul Oyer

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5015
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NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Stanford University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2018The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from over a Million Rideshare Drivers
with Cody Cook, Rebecca Diamond, Jonathan Hall, John A. List: w24732
January 2018Dinner Table Human Capital and Entrepreneurship
with Hans K. Hvide: w24198
January 2015Exploration for Human Capital: Evidence from the MBA Labor Market
with Camelia M. Kuhnen: w20825

Published: Camelia M. Kuhnen & Paul Oyer, 2016. "Exploration for Human Capital: Evidence from the MBA Labor Market," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 34(S2), pages S000 - S000. citation courtesy of

December 2012Firm/Employee Matching: An Industry Study of American Lawyers
with Scott Schaefer: w18620

Published: Paul Oyer & Scott Schaefer, 2016. "Firm/Employee Matching," ILR Review, vol 69(2), pages 378-404.

May 2010Personnel Economics: Hiring and Incentives
with Scott Schaefer: w15977

Published: Personnel Economics: Hiring and Incentives, with Scott Schaefer, In: Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, editors: Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol 4b, Great Britain, North Holland, 2011, pp. 1769-1823

January 2009Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in Sweden, 1970-90
in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison, Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw, editors
September 2008Managerial Incentives and Value Creation: Evidence from Private Equity
with Phillip Leslie: w14331
June 2008Who Benefits from Tax-Advantaged Employee Benefits?: Evidence from University Parking
with Michael D. Grubb: w14062
Ability and Employer Learning: Evidence from the Economist Labor Market
in Organizational Innovation and Firm Performance, George Baker, Takeo Hoshi, Hideshi Itoh, and Sadao Nagaoka, organizers
October 2007Personnel Economics
with Edward P. Lazear: w13480


  • Edward P. Lazear, 1995. "Personnel Economics," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262121883, December.
  • Edward P. Lazear & Kathryn L. Shaw, 2007. "Personnel Economics: The Economist's View of Human Resources," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 21(4), pages 91-114, Fall.

March 2007Ability and Employer Learning: Evidence from the Economist Labor Market

Published: Oyer, Paul, 2008. "Ability and employer learning: Evidence from the economist labor market," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 268-289, June. citation courtesy of

April 2006The Macro-Foundations of Microeconomics: Initial Labor Market Conditions and Long-Term Outcomes for Economists

Published: Oyer, Paul. "Initial Labor Market Conditions and Long-Term Outcomes For Economics," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, v20(3,Summer), 143-160.

February 2006The Making of an Investment Banker: Macroeconomic Shocks, Career Choice, and Lifetime Income

Published: Oyer, Paul. "The Making of an Investment Banker: Macroeconomic Shocks, Career Choice, and Lifetime Income." The Journal of Finance 63 (December 2008): 2601-2628.

December 2005Salary or Benefits?

Published: Oyer, Paul. "Salary or Benefits?" Research in Labor Economics 28 (2008): 429-467.

July 2005Mandated Disclosure, Stock Returns, and the 1964 Securities Acts Amendments
with Michael Greenstone, Annette Vissing-Jorgensen: w11478

Published: Greenstone, Michael, Paul Oyer and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen. "Mandated Disclosure, Stock Returns, And The 1964 Securities Acts Amendments," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, v121(2,May), 399-460. citation courtesy of

March 2004Co-Worker Complemetarity and the Stability of Top Management Teams
with Rachel M. Hayes, Scott Schaefer: w10350

Published: Hayes, Rachel M., Paul Oyer and Scott Schaefer. "Coworker Complementarity Of The Stability Of Top-Management Teams," Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 2006, v22(1,Apr), 184-212. citation courtesy of

January 2004Why Do Some Firms Give Stock Options to All Employees?: An Empirical Examination of Alternative Theories
with Scott Schaefer: w10222

Published: Oyer, Paul & Schaefer, Scott, 2005. "Why do some firms give stock options to all employees?: An empirical examination of alternative theories," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 76(1), pages 99-133, April. citation courtesy of

Compensating Employees Below the Executive Ranks: A Comparison of Options, Restricted Stock, and Cash
with Scott Schaefer: w10221
December 2003Internal and External Labor Markets: A Personnel Economics Approach
with Edward P. Lazear: w10192

Published: Lazear, Edward P. and Paul Oyer. "Internal And External Labor Markets: A Personnel Economics Approach," Labour Economics, 2004, v11(5,Oct), 527-554. citation courtesy of

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