Robert Newman

Robert J. Newman

Gulf Coast Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Distinguished Professor
Professor, Department of Economics
2435 Business Education Complex South
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-3794
Fax: 225-578-3807

Interests

  • Teaching Interests: Microeconomics, Labor and Health
  • Research Interests: Labor and Health

Selected Research Publications

  • Coombs, C., Newman, R. J., Cebula, R. J, and White, M. L (2015). The Bargaining Power of Health Care Unions and Union Wage Premiums for Registered Nurses. Journal of Labor Research, 36(4), 442-61.
  • Newman, R. J. and Terrell, D. (2009). A Methodological Critique of "The Louisiana supreme Court in Question: An Empirical and Statistical Study of the Effects of Campaign Money on the Judicial Function". Louisiana Law Review, 2009.
  • Newman, R. J., Moore, W. J., and Turnbull, G. (2001). Reputational Capital and Academic Pay. Economic Inquiry.
  • Newman, R. J., Moore, W. J, and Turnbull, G. (1998). Do Academic Salaries Decline with Seniority?. Journal of Labor Economics.
  • Newman, R. J. and Moore, W. (1993). Drug Formulary Restrictions as a Cost Containment Policy in Medicaid Programs. Journal Of Law And Economics, 36(1), 71-97.
  • Newman, R. J. and Moore, W. (1991). Government Wage Differentials in a Municipal Labor Market. Industrial And Labor Relations Review.
  • Farber, S. and Newman, R. J. (1989). Regional Wage Differentials and the Covergence of Worker Characteristic Prices. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J., Moore, W., and Scott, L. (1989). Welfare Expenditures and the Decline of Unions. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J. and Sullivan, D. (1988). Econometric Analysis of Business Tax Impacts on Industrial Location: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?. Journal Of Urban Economics.
  • Newman, R. J. and Farber, S. (1987). Accounting for South/non-South Real Wage Differentials and for Changes in Those Differentials Over Time. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J. (1983). Industry Migration and Growth in the South. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J. and Moore, W. (1975). On the Prospects for American Trade Union Growth: A Cross Section Analysis. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J., Moore, W., and Thomas, R. (1974). Determinants of the Passage of Right to Work Laws: An Alternative Interpretation. Journal Of Law And Economics.

Books

  • Newman, R. J. (1984). Growth in the American South.

Professional and Service Activities

  • Editor, Journal of Labor Research 2008 - 2015, (, 2008 - , 2015)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Labor Research 2015 -present, (, 2015)

Employed by LSU since

August 1, 1983