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Professor Joseph F. Quinn


Department of Economics
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA
tel: 617.552.2022
fax: 617.552.2308
Internet: joseph.quinn@bc.edu


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
 
Joined the economics faculty, 1974
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1999-2007
Interim Provost, 2013-2014


Research interests:

Labor Economics, Economics of Aging, Social Security reform

Current teaching:

Microeconomic Public Policy Issues, Public Policy in an Aging Society, Freshman Seminar on Social Insurance

Curriculum vitae


Research

Link: Access Working Papers and Published Works via RePEc

Selected Publications

"Retirement Patterns and the Macroeconomy, 1992-2010: The Prevalence and Determinants of Bridge Jobs, Phased Retirement, and Re-entry among Different Cohorts of Older Americans", with Kevin Cahill and Michael Giandrea, 2014. The Gerontologist.

"Bridge Jobs", with Kevin Cahill and Michael Giandrea, in The Oxford Handbook of Retirement, Mo Wang, editor. Oxford University Press, 2013, 293-310

"Older workers and short-term jobs: employment patterns and determinants," with Kevin Cahill and Michael Giandrea, 2012. Monthly Labor Review, 135:5, 19-32

"Reentering the labor force after retirement," with Kevin Cahill and Michael Giandrea, 2011. Monthly Labor Review, 134:6, 34-42

The Economics of an Aging Society, with Robert L. Clark, Richard V. Burkhauser, Marilyn Moon and Timothy M. Smeeding. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2004

Downloadable Boston College Working Papers

Working Paper 743. Joseph F. Quinn, "Work and Retirement: How and When Older Americans Leave the Labor Force" (06/2010: PDF)

Working Paper 684. Michael Giandrea (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Kevin Cahill (The Analysis Group) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Self-Employment Transitions among Older American Workers with Career Jobs " (04/2008: 121 Kb, PDF)

Working Paper 670. Michael Giandrea (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Kevin Cahill (The Analysis Group) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Bridge Jobs: A Comparison across Cohorts " (rev. 12/2008: PDF; previously circulated as ">An Update on Bridge Jobs: the HRS War Babies")

Working Paper 626. Kevin E. Cahill (Tinari Economics Group), Michael D. Giandrea (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Are Traditional Retirements a Thing of the Past? New Evidence on Retirement Patterns and Bridge Jobs" (09/2005: 372 Kb, PDF)

Working Paper 550. Gary Burtless (Brookings Institution) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Is Working Longer the Answer for an Aging Workforce?" (12/2002: 134 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 490. Donald Bruce (University of Tennessee), Douglas Holtz-Eakin (Syracuse University and NBER) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Self-Employment and Labor Market Transitions at Older Ages" (11/2000: 84 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 436. Gary Burtless (Brookings Institution) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Retirement Trends and Policies to Encourage Work Among Older Americans" (01/2000: 313 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format; published in Ensuring Health and Income Security for an Aging Workforce, Peter Budetti, Richard Burkhauser, Janice Gregory and Allan Hunt, eds. Kalamazoo: The W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2001, pp. 375-415)

Working Paper 431. Robert L. Clark (North Carolina State University) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Effects of Pensions on Labor Markets and Retirement" (09/1999: 259 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 424. Joseph F. Quinn, "Has the Early Retirement Trend Reversed?" (05/1999: 206 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 423. Robert L. Clark (North Carolina State University) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Reform of Retirement Programs and the Future Well-Being of the Elderly in America" (05/1999: 44 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 420. Joseph F. Quinn, "The Labour Market, Retirement, and Disability" (03/1999: 222 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 406. Joseph F. Quinn, "New Paths to Retirement" (4/98: 87 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 400. Joseph Quinn, Kevin Cahill, Richard V. Burkhauser (Syracuse), Robert Weathers (Syracuse) "The Microeconomics of the Retirement Decision in the United States" (2/98: 176 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 385. Joseph F. Quinn, "Retirement Trends and Patterns in the 1990s: The End of an Era?" (10/97: 45 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format. Published in Public Policy and Aging Report, Summer 1997, 10-14)

Working Paper 378. Richard V. Burkhauser (Syracuse) and Joseph F. Quinn, "Implementing Pro-Work Policies for Older Americans in the Twenty-First Century" (7/97: 37 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 371. Joseph F. Quinn and Timothy Smeeding (Syracuse), "Cross-National Patterns of Labor Force Withdrawal" (6/97: 115 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format)

Working Paper 367. Joseph F. Quinn, "Criteria for Social Security Reform" (6/97: 88 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format; forthcoming in Prospects for Social Security Reform, O. Mitchell et al., eds., University of Pennsylvania Press)

Working Paper 362. Joseph F. Quinn, "Social Security Reform: Marginal or Fundamental Change?" (3/97: 50 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format; published in Journal of the American Society of CLU & ChFC, 1997, 44-53)

Working Paper 324. Joseph Quinn, "The Role of Bridge Jobs in the Retirement Patterns of Older Americans in the 1990s" (revised 7/96: 96 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format. In Retirement Prospects in a Defined Contribution World, D. Salisbury, ed., Employee Benefit Research Institute, 1997, 25-39.)

Working Paper 323. Joseph Quinn, "Entitlements and the Federal Budget" (2/96: 83 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format. Figures available from the author. Published by National Institute on Aging, Washington, 1996).

Working Paper 322. Jill Quadagno (Florida State University) and Joseph Quinn, "Does Social Security Discourage Work?" (6/95: 49 Kb, Adobe Acrobat format. Figures available from the author. Published in Social Security in the 21st Century, E. Kingson and J. Schulz, eds., 1997, Oxford University Press, 127-146).

Working Paper 292. Joseph F. Quinn, Michael Kozy, "The Roles of Part-time Work and Self-employment in the Retirement Transition: A Preliminary View from the HRS" (5/95: 66Kb, Adobe Acrobat format; revised version published in The Gerontologist, 1996, 36, 363-372)



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