Melvin Stephens Jr.
Faculty Associate, PSC
Faculty Associate, SRC-HRS
Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
Melvin Stephens is a labor economist with research interests in displaced workers, household consumption decisions, aging and retirement, and how the timing of income receipt affects consumption decisions.
- Charles, Kerwin, Yiming Li, and Melvin Stephens Jr. 2018. "Disability Benefit Take-Up and Local Labor Market Conditions." The Review of Economics and Statistics 100(3): 416-423.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin, and Takashi Unayama. 2018. "Estimating the Impacts of Program Benefits: Using Instrumental Variables with Underreported and Imputed Data." The Review of Economics and Statistics 101(3): 468-475.
- Hemphill, Rachel C., Lynn M. Martire, Courtney Allyn Polenick, and Melvin Stephens Jr. 2016. "Spouse confidence and physical function among adults with osteoarthritis: The mediating role of spouse responses to pain." Health Psychology 35(10): 1059-1068.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin, and Takashi Unayama. 2015. "Child Benefit Payments and Household Wealth Accumulation." Japanese Economic Review 66(4): 447-465.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin, and Dou-Yan Yang. 2014. "Compulsory Education and the Benefits of Schooling." American Economic Review 104(6): 1777-92.
- Charles, Kerwin, and Melvin Stephens Jr. 2013. "Employment, Wages, and Voter Turnout." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5(4): 111-143.
- Krupka, E., and Melvin Stephens Jr. 2013. "The stability of measured time preferences." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 85: 11-19.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin, and T. Unayama. 2012. "The impact of retirement on household consumption in Japan." Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 26(1): 62-83.
- Cook, A., M. Gaynor, Melvin Stephens Jr., and Lowell J. Taylor. 2012. "The effect of a hospital nurse staffing mandate on patient health outcomes: Evidence from California's minimum staffing regulation." Journal of Health Economics 31(2): 340-348.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin, and Takashi Unayama. 2011. "The Consumption Response to Seasonal Income: Evidence from Japanese Public Pension Benefits." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3(4): 86-118.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin. 2008. "The consumption response to predictable changes in discretionary income: Evidence from the repayment of vehicle loans." Review of Economics and Statistics 90(2): 241-252.
- Haider, Steven J., and Melvin Stephens Jr. 2007. "Is there a retirement-consumption puzzle? Evidence using subjective retirement expectations." Review of Economics and Statistics 89(2): 247-269.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin. 2007. "Are there treatment duration differences in the Seattle and Denver income maintenance experiments?" B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 7(1): 58.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin. 2006. "Paycheque receipt and the timing of consumption." Economic Journal 116(513): 680-701.
- Charles, Kerwin, and Melvin Stephens Jr. 2006. "Abortion legalization and adolescent substance use." Journal of Law and Economics 49(2): 481-505.
- Charles, Kerwin, and Melvin Stephens Jr. 2004. "Job displacement, disability, and divorce." Journal of Labor Economics 22(2): 489-522.
- Stephens Jr., Melvin, and Jennifer Ward-Batts. 2004. "The impact of separate taxation on the intra-household allocation of assets: evidence from the UK." Journal of Public Economics 88(9-10): 1989-2007.