Maxim Massenkoff


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Bio

I am an assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. I work on topics in labor economics, crime, and behavioral economics.

Curriculum Vitae

Email: maxim.massenkoff@gmail.com


Working Papers

Rubbing Shoulders: Class Segregation in Daily Activities

(with Nathan Wilmers)

Abstract

Coverage: Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Economist, Planet Money, Marketplace

Racial inequality in the U.S. unemployment insurance system

(with Daphné Skandalis and Ioana Marinescu)

NBER Working Paper No. 30252 | Summary at Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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What happens in vagueness

(with Peter DeScioli, Kyle Thomas, and Steven Pinker)

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Air pollution and birth weight: Evidence from extremely polluted places

Abstract

Coverage: Marginal Revolution

A New Racial Disparity in Traffic Fatalities

(with Aaron Chalfin)

NBER Working Paper No. 30636

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Job search and unemployment insurance: New evidence from claimant audits

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Publications and Accepted Papers

Family Formation and Crime

(with Evan Rose)

Conditionally accepted at American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

NBER Working Paper No. 30385

Abstract

Coverage: Marginal Revolution, Mother Jones, The Economist

Economic Outcomes of Strikers in an Era of Weak Unions

(with Nathan Wilmers)

Accepted, Journal of Labor Economics

Abstract

Replication kit

Wage Stagnation and the Decline of Standardized Pay Rates, 1974-1991

(with Nathan Wilmers)

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2023

Best Paper Award, Academy of Management OMT Division, 2020.

Abstract

Online Appendix | AEA Research Highlight | Replication kit

Activity-adjusted crime rates show that public safety worsened in 2020

(with Aaron Chalfin)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022

Abstract

Coverage: Washington Post, Slate

Working paper | Replication kit

Pre-PhD

Kill or die: Moral judgment alters linguistic coding of causality

(with Julian De Freitas, Peter DeScioli, Jason Nemirow, and Steven Pinker)

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2017

Abstract

Equity or equality? Moral judgments follow the money

(with Peter DeScioli, Alex Shaw, Michael Bang Petersen, and Robert Kurzban)

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2014

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How universal is the Big Five? Testing the five-factor model of personality variation among forager–farmers in the Bolivian Amazon

(with Michael Gurven, Christopher von Rueden, Hillard Kaplan, and Marino Lero Vie)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2013

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Selected work in progress

Helping out the outsourced: A pre-registered evaluation of the New Jersey temporary worker bill of rights

(with Jesse Rothstein)

Abstract

Pre-analysis plan | OSF Repository

Firm Segregation and the Black-White Wage Gap

(with Nathan Wilmers)


Teaching

Mistakey paper

Avi Feller and I wrote a problematic evaluation for his Program Evaluation course at the Goldman School. There are ten deliberate conceptual mistakes. (solutions)

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