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Department of Economics

  • Killingsworth, Mark
  • Position: Professor of Economics
  • Specialty: Labor Economics
  • Location: New Jersey Hall 201B
  • Phone: 848-932-7794

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Mark R. Killingsworth is a professor of economics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He was previously on the faculty of Barnard College and Fisk University.  His research focuses on labor economics.   He is the author of Labor Supply and The Economics of Comparable Worth, has been the editor or co-editor of several books, and has published numerous papers in economics journals.  He has testified on immigration reform and comparable worth before committees of the U.S. Congress, and has been a consultant to U.S. District Judge Robert L. Carter, the Canadian Department of Justice, and the U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor.  Killingsworth was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and received the M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.  His recent work has been concerned with family members' labor force participation decisions, labor-market influences on fertility, and the effect of childhood religious instruction on adult earnings.

Selected Publications

  • "Mothers' Changing Labour Supply in Britain, the USA, and Sweden."  With Shirley Dex, et al.  PP. 115-150 in Gomez-Salvador et al., editors, Labour Supply and Incentives to Work in Europe.  Cheltenham (UK) and Northampton (MA):  Edward Elgar, 2005.
  •  "New Jersey's Family Cap Experiment:  Do Fertility Impacts Differ by Racial Density?" With Michael Camasso et al.  Journal of Labor Economics 22(2):  431-460 (2004).
  • "Comparable Worth and Pay Equity:  Recent Developments in the United States." Canadian Public Policy 28 (Supplement):  S171-S186 (2002).

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