Research

altruism and charitable giving

    publications

Eckel, Catherine, David Herberich, and Jonathan Meer. "It's Not the Thought That Counts: A Field Experiment on Gift Exchange at a Public University."  in The Economics of Philanthropy, Kimberley Scharf and Mirco Tonin, ed.  MIT Press, August 2018. [Abstract]

Brown, Alexander, Jonathan Meer and Jacob Forrest Williams. "Why Do People Volunteer? An Experimental Analysis of Preferences for Time Donations." 
Forthcoming, Management Science[Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan, David Miller, and Elisa Wulfsberg. "The Great Recession and Charitable Giving." Applied Economics Letters. Vol. 24, Issue 21, 2017. pp. 1542-1549 [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan. “Does Fundraising Create New Giving?” Journal of Public Economics. 145C, January 2017. pp. 82-93 [Abstract]

Eckel, Catherine, David Herberich, and Jonathan Meer. "A Field Experiment on Directed Giving at a Public University."  Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. Vol. 66, February 2017. pp. 66-71.  [Abstract]

Brown, Alexander, Jonathan Meer and Jacob Forrest Williams. "Social Distance and Quality Ratings in Charity Choice."  Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. Vol. 66, February 2017. pp. 9-15.  [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan. "Effects of the Price of Charitable Giving: Evidence from an Online Crowdfunding Platform." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol. 103, July 2014. pp. 113-124. [Abstract] [Web Appendix]

Meer, Jonathan and Oren Rigbi. "The Effects of Transactions Costs and Social Distance: Evidence from a Field Experiment." B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. Vol 13, No. 1, July 2013. pp. 271-296. [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan. "The Habit of Giving." Economic Inquiry. Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2013. pp. 2002–2017. [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan and Harvey S. Rosen. "Donative Behavior at the End of Life." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol. 92, August 2013. pp. 192-201.  [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan and Harvey S. Rosen. "Does Generosity Beget Generosity? Alumni Giving and Undergraduate Financial Aid." Economics of Education Review. Vol. 31, No. 6, December 2012. pp. 890-907. [Abstract] [Online Appendix]

Meer, Jonathan. "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime: Peer Pressure in Charitable Solicitation." Journal of Public Economics. Vol. 95, Nos. 7-8, August 2011. pp. 926-941. [Abstract] 

Meer, Jonathan and Harvey S. Rosen. "The ABCs of Charitable Solicitation.Journal of Public Economics. Vol. 95, Nos. 5-6. June 2011. pp. 363-371. [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan and Harvey S. Rosen. "Family Bonding with Universities." Research in Higher Education. Vol. 51, No. 7. November 2010. pp. 641-658. [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan and Harvey S. Rosen. "The Impact of Athletic Performance on Alumni Giving: An Analysis of Micro Data.Economics of Education Review. Vol. 28, No. 3, June 2009. pp. 287-294. [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan and Harvey S. Rosen. “Altruism and the Child-Cycle of Alumni Donations.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Vol. 1, No. 1, February 2009. pp. 258-286. [Abstract]

    working papers


    other writing

Meer, Jonathan. "Does Giving Donors Stuff Actually Raise More Money?" The Conversation. November 2018.

Meer, Jonathan and Harvey Rosen. “Measuring the Motives for Charitable Giving.” NBER Reporter 2018, No. 1.

Meer, Jonathan. “Will Tax Reform Have an Impact on Charitable Giving?” Econofact. October 2017.

Meer, Jonathan. “Are Overhead Costs a Good Guide for Charitable Giving?” IZA World of Labor. January 2017.

labor, education, and health

    publications

Lim, Jaegeum and Jonathan Meer. "Persistent Effects of Teacher-Student Gender Matches." Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources. 

Lim, Jaegeum and Jonathan Meer. "How Do Peers Influence BMI? Evidence from Randomly Assigned Classroms in South Korea." Social Science and Medicine. Vol. 197, January 2018. pp. 17-23.

Lim, Jaegeum and Jonathan Meer. "The Impact of Teacher-Student Gender Matches: Random Assignment Evidence from South Korea." Journal of Human Resources. Vol. 52, No. 4, Fall 2017. pp. 979-997. [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan and Jeremy West. "Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment Dynamics.Journal of Human Resources. Vol. 51, No. 2, Spring 2016. pp. 500-522. [Abstract] [NBER Version of Paper] [Data & Code - JHR Version] [Data & Code - NBER Version] [Appendix - Response to Dube (2013)]

Meer, Jonathan. “Evidence on the Returns to Secondary Vocational Education.” Economics of Education Review. Vol. 26, No. 5, September 2007. pp. 559-573. [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan and Harvey S. Rosen. “Insurance and the Utilization of Medical Services.” Social Science and Medicine. Vol. 58, No. 9, May 2004. pp. 1623-1632. [Abstract]

Meer, Jonathan, Douglas L. Miller, and Harvey S. Rosen. “Exploring the Health-Wealth Nexus.” Journal of Health Economics. Vol. 22, No. 5, September 2003. pp. 713-730. [Abstract]

    working papers

Clemens, Jeff, Lisa Kahn, and Jonathan Meer. "Dropouts Need Not Apply: The Minimum Wage and Skill Upgrading." November 2018. 

Adams, Camilla, Jonathan Meer, and CarlyWill Sloan. "The Minimum Wage and Search Effort." NBER Working Paper No. 25128. October 2018.

Clemens, Jeff, Lisa Kahn, and Jonathan Meer. "The Minimum Wage, Fringe Benefits, and Worker Welfare." NBER Working Paper No. 24635. May 2018.

Meer, Jonathan and Jeremy West. "Identifying the Effects of Health Insurance Mandates on Small Business Employment and Pay." 2011. [Abstract]

    other writing

Meer, Jonathan. "Recent Research on the Minimum Wage: Implications for Missouri." Missouri Policy Journal. No. 7, Fall/Winter 2018.

Meer, Jonathan. "A Minimum Wage Study Faces Misplaced Skepticism." National Review Online. June 29, 2017.


behavioral and public

    publications

West, Jeremy, Mark Hoekstra, Jonathan Meer, and Steven Puller. “Vehicle Miles (Not) Traveled: Why Fuel Economy Requirements Don’t Increase Household Driving.” Journal of Public Economics. 145C, January 2017. pp. 65-81 [Abstract]

Bernheim, B. Douglas, Jonathan Meer, and Neva K. Novarro. "Do Consumers Exploit Commitment Opportunities? Evidence from Natural Experiments Involving Liquor Consumption.American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Vol. 8, No. 4, November 2016. pp. 41-69. [Abstract]

Dinerstein, Michael, Caroline Hoxby, Jonathan Meer, and Pablo Villaneuva. "Did the Fiscal Stimulus Work for Universities?" in How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education, Jeffrey Brown and Caroline Hoxby, eds. University of Chicago Press. December 2014..

Bernheim, B. Douglas and Jonathan Meer. “Do Real Estate brokers Add Value When Listing Services are Unbundled?” Economic Inquiry. Vol. 51, No. 2, April 2013. pp. 1166-1182. [Abstract]

    working papers

Meer, Jonathan and Edward D. Van Wesep. “Learning and Overconfidence Bias: Evidence from US College Debaters.” 2012. [Abstract]