Joanne Song McLaughlin

PhD

Joanne Song Mclaughlin

Joanne Song McLaughlin

PhD

Joanne Song McLaughlin

PhD

Research Interests

Labor Economics, Public Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Aging, Law and Economics, Public Policy, Applied Microeconomics

Contact Information

441 Fronczak Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-1520

Phone: (716) 645-8685

jsmclaug@buffalo.edu

About

I am a labor economist. My research focuses on studying the impact of public policies related to the labor market. My work emphasizes understanding the role of these policies during important transitions such as entrance into the labor market and retirement. My recent papers include analyses of gender inequality and intersectional discrimination encountered by older working women. Another current research investigates both intended (health insurance coverage rate) and unintended consequences (marriage rate and crime rate) of health insurance mandates on young adults. I also use empirical methods to predict the impact artificial intelligence will have on the labor force in the near future. The goal of all my research is to find empirical evidence that will help policymakers design more effective public policies.

Education

  • PhD, Economics, University of California Irvine, 2013
  • MA, Economics, University of California Irvine, 2011
  • Non-degree JD Course, University of California Irvine School of Law, 2010
  • BS, Economics (Minor: Math), Summa Cum Laude, California State University Los Angeles, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Neumark, David and Joanne Song. 2013. “Do Stronger Age Discrimination Laws Make Social Security Reforms More Effective?” Journal of Public Economics 108 (December): 1-16.
  • Neumark, David, Joanne Song, and Patrick Button. 2017. “Does Protecting Older Workers from Discrimination Make It Harder to Get Hired? Evidence from Disability Discrimination Laws.” Research on Aging 39 (1): 29-63.
  • McLaughlin, Joanne Song. 2017. “Does Communist Party Membership Pay? Estimating the Economic Returns to Party membership in the Labor Market in China.” Journal of Comparative Economics 45 (4): 963-983.
  • McLaughlin, Joanne Song and David Neumark. 2018. “Barriers to Later Retirement for Men: Increases in the Full Retirement Age and the Physical Challenges of Work.” Research on Aging 40 (3): 232-256.
  • McLaughlin, Joanne Song “Limited Legal Recourse for Older Women’s Intersectional Discrimination Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.” April 2018. Accepted. The Elder Law Journal.