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.

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Email: maxim.massenkoff@nps.edu


Working Papers

Racial inequality in the U.S. unemployment insurance system

(with Daphnè Skandalis and Ioana Marinescu)

NBER Working Paper No. 30252

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Family Formation and Crime

(with Evan Rose)

NBER Working Paper No. 30385

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Coverage: Marginal Revolution, Mother Jones, The Economist

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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Economic Outcomes of Strikers in an Era of Weak Unions

Accepted at Journal of Labor Economics

(with Nathan Wilmers)

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Publications

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

(with Aaron Chalfin)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022

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Coverage: Washington Post, Slate

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

Forthcoming at American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

(with Nathan Wilmers)

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

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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

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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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Work in Progress

The Determinants of Disparities in Reservation Wages

(with Daphnè Skandalis)

Firm Segregation and the Black-White Wage Gap

(with Nathan Wilmers)

Nudges to Promote Truthful Earnings Reporting

(with Andrew Johnston)


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)

Button

Liz Fosslien and I made a confusion button, which allows students to anonymously signal when they're confused in lecture. The lecturer page shows how many people press the button every 30 seconds. If you're curious to try this out in your class, email me and I'll be happy to set it up for you.

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