Jed DeVaro

The Wang Family Professor, and Department Chair

Department of Economics

(510) 885-3289
VBT 427
Office Hours:
M: 2:00-4:00PM; T: 2:00-3:00PM; by appointment
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  • PhD, Stanford University, 2002


Not teaching this quarter.


DeVaro, J.; Gürtler, O. (2015) Strategic Shirking in Promotion Tournaments. Forthcoming, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

DeVaro, J.; Boyd, B.K. (2015) When Your Errors Are Your Only Hope: Testing Hidden Hypotheses in Mediation Studies in Strategic Management. Forthcomoing, Strategic Organization.

DeVaro, J.; Kauhanen, A. (2015) An "Opposing Responses" Test of Classic Versus Market-Based Promotion Tournaments. Forthcoming, Journal of Labor Economics.

DeVaro, J.; Gürtler, O. (2015) Strategic Shirking: A Theoretical Analysis of Multitasking and Specialization. Forthcoming, International Economic Review.

DeVaro, J.; Prasad, S. (2015) The Relationship Between Delegation and Incentives Across Occupations: Evidence and Theory. Journal of Industrial Economics, LXIII.

DeVaro, J.; Maxwell, N. (2014) The Elusive Wage-Benefit Tradeoff: The Case of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. International Journal of Industrial Organization 37, 23-37.

DeVaro, J.; Fung, S. (2014) Public Bailouts, Executive Compensation and Retention: A Structural Analysis. Journal of Empirical Finance 26, 131-149.

DeVaro, J.; Morita, H. (2013) Internal Promotion and External Recruitment: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis. Journal of Labor Economics, 31(2), 227-269.

DeVaro, J.; Waldman, M. (2012) The Signaling Role of Promotions: Further Theory and Empirical Evidence. Journal of Labor Economics 30(1), 91-147.

DeVaro, J. (2011) Mediation Remediation. Strategic Organization 9(4), 336-348.

DeVaro, J.; Farnham, M. (2011) Two Perspectives on Multiskilling and Product-Market Volatility. Labour Economics 18, 862-871.

DeVaro, J.; Blalock, G.; Leventhal, S.; Simon, D. (2011) Gender Bias in Power Relationships: Evidence from Police Traffic Stops. Applied Economics, 43(29), 4469-4485.

DeVaro, J.; Kurtulus, F. A. (2010) An Empirical Analysis of Risk, Incentives, and the Delegation of Worker Authority. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 63(4), 637-657.

DeVaro, J. (2010) A Theoretical Analysis of Relational Job Design and Compensation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(2-3), 279-301. 

DeVaro, J. (2008) The Effect of Self-Managed and Closely-Managed Teams on Labor Productivity and Product Quality: An Empirical Analysis of a Cross Section of Establishments. Industrial Relations 47(4), 659-697.

DeVaro, J. (2008) The Labor Market Effects of Employer Recruitment Choice. European Economic Review, 52(2), 283-314.

DeVaro, J.; Brookshire, D. (2007) Promotions and Incentives in Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 60(3), 311-339.

DeVaro, J.; Blau, F. D. (2007) New Evidence on Gender Differences in Promotion Rates: An Empirical Analysis of a Sample of New Hires. Industrial Relations, 46(3), 511-550.

DeVaro, J.; Li, R.; Brookshire, D. (2007) Analyzing the Job Characteristics Model:  New Support From a Cross Section of Establishments. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18(6), 987-1004.

DeVaro, J. (2006) Internal Promotion Competitions in Firms. RAND Journal of Economics 37(3), 521-542.

DeVaro, J. (2006) Strategic Promotion Tournaments and Worker Performance. Strategic Management Journal 27(8), 721-740.

DeVaro, J.; Simon, D. (2006) Do the Best Companies to Work for Provide Better Customer Satisfaction? Managerial and Decision Economics 27, 1-17.

DeVaro, J. (2006) Teams, Autonomy, and the Financial Performance of Firms. Industrial Relations 45(2), 217-269.

DeVaro, J. (2005)  Employer Recruitment Strategies and the Labor Market Outcomes of New Hires. Economic Inquiry 43(2), 263-282.


LERA 67th Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA, May 2015)

Trans-Pacific Labor Seminar (Tokyo, Japan, March 2015)

Trans-Pacific Labor Seminar (Sydney, Australia, August 2014)

LERA 66th Annual Meeting (Portland, OR, June 2014)

Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting (Arlington, VA, May 2014)

Finance, Organizations and Markets Conference (USC, Los Angeles, CA, December 2013)

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