I have a WoS H index 11, Google Scholar H index 22, and rank in the top 10% in the EU (or Europe) in RePec. My work on social linkages and Holocaust survival was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. The ongoing project on McWages with O. Ashenfelter was cited in The Economist and The New York Times. My 1990s research on Unemployment Insurance was featured in the Wall Street Journal, on Politico.com, in a NYTimes blog , and on Bloomberg.
Intergenerational Transmission of Political Values
Forced Migration, Staying Minorities, and New Societies: Evidence from Post-war Czechoslovakia (with Jakub Grossmann and Felix Roesel) accepted in American Journal of Political Science
Social Linkages and Survival of the Holocaust
Preexisting social ties among Auschwitz prisoners support Holocaust survival (with T.Jelínek and M. Bělín) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Vol. 120 No. 29. Kudos summary.
Social Networks and Surviving the Holocaust (with Matej Belin and Tomas Jelinek)
Statistical Analyses of Theresienstadt Prisoners (with Tomas Jelinek) SHOAH: INTERVENTION. METHODS. DOCUMENTATION Vol. 8, 2021, No.2
Wages, Minimum Wages, and Price Pass-through: The Case of McDonald's Restaurants (with O. Ashenfelter) Journal of Labor Economics vol. 40, S1, 2022
Cross-country Comparisons of Wage Rates: The McWage Index (with O. Ashenfelter) Currently collecting more data across over 80 countries as well as within the US.
Econometrics of Matching Markets
Gender Gap in Performance under Competitive Pressure (with Daniel Münich) (short version here) in the American Economic Review: P&P 2011
Gender Composition of Tertiary Education and Early Fertility (with Alena Bičáková) Review of Economics of the Household, 2017
Gender in Banking and Mortgage Behavior (with Radek Janhuba) Applied Economics Letters, in press
Gender Wage Gaps
When Do ‘Female’ Occupations Pay More? (with H. Harmgart) Journal of Comparative Economics, 2007
Gender Segregation and Wage Gap: An East-West Comparison in Journal of the European Economic Association, Papers and Proceedings, 2005
Gender Wage Gap and Segregation in Enterprises and the Public Sector in Late Transition Countries in Journal of Comparative Economics, 2003
Candidate Ballot Information and Election Outcomes: The Czech Case (with Daniel Münich) in Post-Soviet Affairs 2016
Human Capital Spillovers in Transition
Are There Increasing Returns to Local Concentration of
Skills? Evidence from Transition, Nov
Regional Unemployment and Human Capital in Transition Economies (with Katherine Terrell) Economics of Transition 2009.
Transition Job Reallocation
Job Growth in Early Transition:
Comparing Two Paths (with Katherine Terrell) Economics of Transition, 2003
Job Reallocation in Two Cases of Massive Adjustment in Eastern Europe (with Katherine Terrell) World Development, 2008
Foreign Ownership and Corporate Performance: The Czech Republic at EU Entry (with Juraj Stancik) in the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance 2012
Finance and Growth
Financial Development and Corporate Growth in the EU Single Market (with J. Bena) in Economica 2011
Czech Labor Market and Education
Czech Kurzarbeit: First Evidence from the First Pandemic Wave with Pavla Doleželová, ? 2021
and Wages in the Czech and Slovak Republics During Transition (with Randall
Filer and Ján Plánovský) Labour
Economics, 6 (4), 581‑593, 1999
Czech Returns to Schooling: Does the Short Supply of College Education Bite? Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a úvěr), 55 (1-2), 83-95, 2005
Understanding Long-Term Unemployment in the Czech Republic (with D. Münich) Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a úvěr), 53 (1), 11-30, 2003
Occupational Gender Segregation in the Czech Republic (with Michal Franta) Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a úvěr), 57 (5-6), 255-271, 2007
How to Overhaul the Labor Market: Political Economy of Recent Czech and Slovak Reforms: World Bank Working Paper No. 31433, 2004. Text
Trade Union Coverage and Descriptive Wage Gap in the Czech Republic: Presentation
US Unemployment Insurance
Estimating the Effect of Unemployment Insurance Compensation on the Labor Market Histories of Displaced Workers Journal of Econometrics, 2002
Recalls and Unemployment Insurance Taxes Applied Economics Letters, 2004
Unemployment Spells and
the Extended Unemployment Benefits in Local Labor Markets (with Frederick Tannery) Industrial
and Labor Relations Review, 2003 This paper was used to argue that
extending unemployment insurance benefits in the US in 2010 is not desirable.
Specifically, it was featured in the Wall
Street Journal , on Politico.com,
in a NYTimes blog , on Bloomberg,
and used by a US senator in the Congress.
(It even made it into a Swiss newspaper in 2011.)
As we say in the concluding section of the paper, to make strong conclusions
about the UI extension effects, one needs to study the effect on accepted wages
as well, while the paper only looks at unemployment duration. We do not think
our results are affected by a coding error despite the footnote in Card et al. (2007).