Person

Joshua S. Gans

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ORCID ID

0000-0001-6567-5859

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Report

27 Aug 2008
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The goal of parental leave policy is to facilitate a frictionless transition between work/career activities and home/parental activities. This report examines policy options for parental leave and evaluates them from an economics perspective.The goal of parental leave policy is to facilitate a frictionless transition between...

Report

20 Nov 2007
36

With both major parties proposing to develop an emissions trading regime, this paper discusses some important practical issues and trade-offs.

In the past year, climate change has moved from political controversy to political consensus; at least, in relation for price-based policies the need to...

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2006
35

There is a commonplace notion that full moons affect natality and mortality.

To test this theory, Joshua S. Gans and Andrew Leigh obtain daily births and deaths data from Australia, covering all 10,592 days from 1 January 1975 to 31 December 2003. They find...

Report

31 Aug 2006
7

How much do non-medical factors affect the timing of conceptions, births and deaths?

To test this, Joshua S. Gans and Andrew Leigh estimate the effect of the millennium on conceptions, births and deaths. With a highly flexible empirical specification, they find large and significant...

Report

29 Aug 2006
7

Using data on births from Australia, Joshua S. Gans and Andrew Leigh estimate the level of patient bargaining power in negotiations over birth timing.

In doing so, they exploit the fact that parents do not like to have children born on the 'inauspicious' dates...

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