Douglas Webber

Professor Douglas WebberAssistant Professor
1301 Cecil B.
Ritter Annex 883
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102


Labor, Applied Econometrics, Education, Monopsony


Dr. Webber joined the Economics Department at Temple in 2012 after receiving his PhD from Cornell University. His research is primarily focused on labor economics, with his dissertation focusing on imperfect competition in the labor market and the use of linked employer-employee data. He has also conducted research on the economics of higher education, job loss, and the gender pay gap, and disability. His teaching responsibilities at Temple include Econometrics and labor economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Selected Publications

  • “Expenditures and Postsecondary Graduation: An Investigation Using Individual-Level Data from the State of Ohio”, Economics of Education Review, forthcoming.
  • “Job Loss and Effects on Firms and Workers,” (With Kevin Hallock and Michael Strain) Chapter 1 in Cary Cooper, Alankrita Pandey, and James Quick Eds, Downsizing: Is Less Still More?, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Do Expenditures Other Than Instructional Expenditures Affect Graduation and Persistence Rates in American Higher Education?” (With Ronald G. Ehrenberg), Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29(6): 947-958.
  • “Executive Pay and Firm Performance” (With Beth Florin and Kevin Hallock) in Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 2010, 29: 49-86.