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Mark R. Killingsworth

Education

University of Oxford, Oxford, EnglandD. Phil, Economics

University of Oxford, Oxford, EnglandB. Phil, Economics

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganB.A. Economics

Specialization

Competition in Labor Markets
Labor and Employment
Wage Discrimination
Class Certification

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Mark R. Killingsworth, a noted labor economist, is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University where he has served as Director of Graduate Studies and Department Chair. Professor Killingsworth has also served as Chair of the New Brunswick Faculty Council. His research involves some of the early, foundational approaches to modeling employment outcomes that incorporate both hiring conditions and the joint effect of exposures to various employment practices across time. His research interests include labor supply and pricing, discrimination, human capital, public assistance programs, and fertility. His work in progress includes analyses of the effect of childhood religious education on adult labor-market outcomes, and of the pay of public university presidents.

Professor Killingsworth’s publications include two books – Labor Supply and The Economics of Comparable Worth – and numerous papers in economics journals. He was an editor of the prestigious Journal of Economic Literature. In addition to his work in academia,  Dr. Killingsworth has many years of consulting experience and has served as an expert in numerous cases involving claims of race, age, or gender discrimination. He is intimately familiar with class certification processes and their use of empirical proof. Dr. Killingsworth has testified before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and served as a consultant to government agencies (including the U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), numerous Federal courts, the Canada Post Corporation, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His testimony is especially valued for its clarity and simplicity, as well as its quantitative rigor.

Professor Killingsworth was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan (where he was editor of The Michigan Daily) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.