Joshua C. Pinkston


Joshua C. Pinkston


  • "Chance Elections, Social Distancing Restrictions, and Kentucky’s Early COVID-19 Experience" (with Chuck Courtemanche, Joey Garuccio, Anh Le and Aaron Yelowitz), February 2021.  Forthcoming, PLOS One. Accepted Draft


  • "Changes Over Time in the Search Methods of Young Men"

  • "Evolving Gender Differences in Labor Market Search Methods"

  • Further examination of COVID-19 social distancing policies with Courtemanche, Garuccio, Le and Yelowitz

  • The Effects of Minimum Wages on the Size of Establishments in Low-wage Industries with Dina Chaika and Steve Gohmann


  • "Time Spent Exercising and Obesity: An Application of Lewbel's Instrumental Variables Method" (with Chuck Courtemanche and Jay Stewart), Economics & Human Biology, 2021.  Abstract & Paper

  • "Strong Social Distancing Measures in the United States Reduced the COVID-19 Growth Rate" (with Chuck Courtemanche, Joey Garuccio, Anh Le and Aaron Yelowitz). Health Affairs, 2020.  Abstract & Preprint

  • "Breaking Bad in Bourbon Country: Does Alcohol Prohibition Encourage Methamphetamine Production?" (with Jose Fernandez and Steve Gohmann). Southern Economic Journal, 2018.  Abstract

  • "The Dynamic Effects of Obesity on the Wages of Young Workers." Economics & Human Biology, 2017. Abstract  Preprint

  • "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