Social Sciences: Economics

John A Knowles

PhD (Rochester, 1999)

Primary position:
Professor of Economics

Background

The University of Southampton 
Professor John A Knowles's photo

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Dessy, Sylvain and Knowles, John (2008) Why is child labor illegal? European Economic Review, 52, (7), 1275-1311. (doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2007.11.004).
Dominitz, J. and Knowles, J.A. (2006) Crime minimization and racial bias: what can we learn from police search data? Economic Journal, 116, (515), 368-84. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0297.2006.01127.x).
Fernández, R., Guner, N. and Knowles, J. (2005) Love and Money: A theoretical and empirical analysis of household sorting and inequality. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120, (1), 273-344. (doi:10.1162/qjec.2005.120.1.273).
Hernández-Murillo, R. and Knowles, J. (2004) Racial profiling or racist olicing? Bounds testing in aggregated data. International Economic Review, 45, (3), 959-989. (doi:10.1111/j.0020-6598.2004.00293.x).
Greenwood, J., Guner, N. and Knowles, J.A. (2003) More on marriage, fertility and the distribution of income. International Economic Review, 44, (3), 827-862. (doi:10.1111/1468-2354.t01-1-00091).
Caucutt, E.M., Guner, N. and Knowles, J. (2002) Why do women wait? Matching, wage inequality and incentives for fertility delay. Review of Economic Dynamics, 5, (4), 815-855. (doi:10.1006/redy.2002.0190).
Knowles, J., Persico, N. and Todd, P. (2001) Racial bias in motor vehicle searches: theory and evidence. Journal of Political Economy, 109, (1), 203-232. (doi:10.1086/318603).
Greenwood, J., Guner, N. and Knowles, J.A. (2000) Women on Welfare: A Macroeconomic Analysis. American Economic Review, 90, (2)

Monograph

Kennes, John and Knowles, John (2013) Can technological change account for the sexual revolution? Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 58pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series 34).
Knowles, John and Vandenbroucke, Guillaume (2013) Dynamic squeezing: Marriage and fertility in France after World War One. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 40pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series 36).
Kennes, John and Knowles, John (2012) Do marital prospects dissuade unmarried fertility? Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 54pp. (Centre for Population Change Working Paper, 23).
Knowles, John (2011) Why are married men working so much? Relative wages, labor supply and the decline of marriage. Bonn, DE, Institute for the Study of Labor, 58pp. (IZA Working Paper Series).
Knowles, J. (2005) Why are married men working so much? Philadelphia, US, Penn Institute for Economic Research, 42pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

Macroeconomics; family decision-making; fertility; marriage; savings; labour-supply

Work in progress

  • Impact of contraception technology and abortion laws on women's wages, labour supply and occupational choice
  • Impact of trends in women's relative wages on marriage, divorce, fertility and bargaining within the household
  • Intergenerational transmission of savings and other economic behaviour
  • Impact of redistribution on parental investment in children and fertility

Contact

Professor John A Knowles
Economics
Social Sciences
University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom