Joshua C. Pinkston


Joshua C. Pinkston


  • "The Dynamic Effects of Obesity on the Wages of Young Workers." October, 2016. Available at SSRN and MPRA. Revision Requested.

  • "Breaking Bad in Bourbon Country: Does Alcohol Prohibition Encourage Methamphetamine Production?" (with Jose Fernandez and Steve Gohmann). November, 2016. Available at SSRN and MPRA. Revision Requested.


  • "How Does Time Use Affect the Probability of Becoming Obese?" (with Chuck Courtemanche and Jay Stewart) Extended Abstract

  • "Changes Over Time in the Search Methods of Young Adults."

  • "The Unintended Consequence of Restrictive Alcohol policies on the Restaurant Industry" (with Jose Fernandez and Steve Gohmann)


  • "Can Changing Economic Factors Explain the Rise in Obesity?" (with Chuck Courtemanche, Chris Ruhm and George Wehby). Southern Economic Journal, 2016.   Abstract  Preprint

  • "Adjusting Body Mass for Measurement Error with Invalid Validation Data" (with Chuck Courtemanche and Jay Stewart).  Economics and Human Biology, 2015.  Abstract.

  • "How Much Do Employers Learn from Referrals?"  Industrial Relations, April 2012.  Abstract | Preprint

  • "A Model of Asymmetric Employer Learning with Testable Implications."   Review of Economic Studies, January 2009.  Abstract

  • "A Test of Screening Discrimination with Employer Learning."  Industrial and Labor Relations Review, January 2006.   Abstract

  • "Housing Vouchers and Economic Self-Sufficiency: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment" (with Jens Ludwig and Greg Duncan).   Journal of Public Economics, vol. 89(1), January 2005.  Abstract

  • "Annual Measures of Gross Job Gains and Gross Job Losses" (with James Spletzer).   Monthly Labor Review, November 2004.  Paper

  • "Screening Discrimination and the Determinants of Wages."   Labour Economics, vol. 10(6), December 2003.  Abstract