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Robert I. Lerman

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First Name:Robert
Middle Name:I.
Last Name:Lerman
RePEc Short-ID:ple181
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(33%) Urban Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:urbanus (more details at EDIRC)

(34%) Department of Economics
American University

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:deameus (more details at EDIRC)

(33%) Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany
RePEc:edi:izaaade (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Linda S. Goldberg & Robert Lerman & Dan Reichgott, 2022. "The U.S. Dollar’s Global Roles: Revisiting Where Things Stand," Liberty Street Economics 20220705a, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  2. Ricardo Correa & Linda S. Goldberg & Robert Lerman & Bo Sun, 2022. "The Fed’s Inaugural Conference on the International Roles of the U.S. Dollar," FEDS Notes 2022-07-05-1, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  3. Lerman, Robert I. & Loprest, Pamela J. & Kuehn, Daniel, 2020. "Training for Jobs of the Future: Improving Access, Certifying Skills, and Expanding Apprenticeship," IZA Policy Papers 166, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  4. Lerman, Robert I., 2013. "Skill Development in Middle Level Occupations: The Role of Apprenticeship Training," IZA Policy Papers 61, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  5. Robert I. Lerman, 2012. "Can the United States Expand Apprenticeship? Lessons from Experience," Working Papers 2012-18, American University, Department of Economics.
  6. Robert I. Lerman, 2008. "Widening the Scope of Standards Through Work-Based Learning," Working Papers 2009-05, American University, Department of Economics.
  7. Robert I. Lerman & Elizabeth Bell, 2006. "Financial Literacy Strategies: Where Do We Go From Here?," NFI Policy Briefs 2006-PB-10, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.
  8. Ahituv, Avner & Lerman, Robert I., 2005. "How Do Marital Status, Wage Rates, and Work Commitment Interact?," IZA Discussion Papers 1688, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  9. Ahituv, Avner & Lerman, Robert I., 2005. "Job Turnover, Wage Rates, and Marital Stability: How Are They Related?," IZA Discussion Papers 1470, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  10. Robert I. Lerman & Kelly S. Mikelson, 2004. "Examining the Relationship between the EITC and Food Stamp Program Participation Among Households with Children," Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings 190, Econometric Society.
  11. Robert I. Lerman & Elaine Sorensen, 2001. "Child Support: Interaction Between Private and Public Transfers," NBER Working Papers 8199, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  12. Signe-Mary McKernan & Robert I. Lerman & Nancy Pindus & Jesse Valente, 2000. "The Relationship between Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Locations, Changing Welfare Policies, and the Employment of Single Mothers," JCPR Working Papers 192, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
  13. Robert I. Lerman & Daniel Kuehn, "undated". "Assessment of National Industry Intermediaries’ and National Equity Partners’ Efforts to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 51b13e1ddd1549a1aa3499f22, Mathematica Policy Research.


  1. Mark Choi & Linda S. Goldberg & Robert Lerman & Francesco Ravazzolo, 2022. "The Fed’s Central Bank Swap Lines and FIMA Repo Facility," Economic Policy Review, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, vol. 28(1), July.
  2. Braga, Breno & Lerman, Robert I., 2019. "Accounting for homeownership in estimating real income growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 174(C), pages 9-12.
  3. Sisi Zhang & Robert I. Lerman, 2019. "Does Homeownership Protect Individuals From Economic Hardship During Housing Busts?," Housing Policy Debate, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(4), pages 522-541, July.
  4. Robert Lerman, 2019. "Do firms benefit from apprenticeship investments?," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 1-55, October.
  5. Robert I. Lerman & Joseph Price & Adam Shumway & W. Bradford Wilcox, 2018. "Marriage and State-level Economic Outcomes," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 39(1), pages 66-72, March.
  6. Robert Lerman, 2017. "Do Family Structure Differences Explain Trends in Wealth Differentials?," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, vol. 99(1), pages 85-101.
  7. Robert I. Lerman, 2016. "Reinvigorate Apprenticeships in America to Expand Good Jobs and Reduce Inequality," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 59(5), pages 372-389, September.
  8. Robert I. Lerman, 2016. "Can We Develop Enough Skills for a Robust Manufacturing Industry?," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 59(3), pages 157-177, May.
  9. Harry Holzer & Robert Lerman, 2014. "Work-Based Learning to Expand Opportunities for Youth," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 57(4), pages 18-31.
  10. Robert Lerman, 2013. "Are employability skills learned in U.S. youth education and training programs?," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 2(1), pages 1-20, December.
  11. Avner Ahituv & Robert Lerman, 2011. "Job turnover, wage rates, and marital stability: How are they related?," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 221-249, June.
  12. Lerman Robert I, 2009. "Expanding Housing Demand Efficiently and Equitably," The Economists' Voice, De Gruyter, vol. 6(6), pages 1-4, May.
  13. Avner Ahituv & Robert Lerman, 2007. "How do marital status, work effort, and wage rates interact?," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 44(3), pages 623-647, August.
  14. Lerman, Robert I. & McKernan, Signe-Mary & Pindus, Nancy, 2001. "Welfare Reforms and Employment of Single Mothers: Are Rural Areas Keeping Pace?," Rural America/ Rural Development Perspectives, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, vol. 16(3), September.
  15. Robert I. Lerman, 1999. "U.S. Wage-Inequality Trends and Recent Immigration," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(2), pages 23-28, May.
  16. Elaine Sorensen & Robert Lerman, 1998. "Welfare Reform and Low-Income Noncustodial Fathers," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(4), pages 101-116, July.
  17. Laurie J. Bassi & Robert I. Lerman, 1996. "Reducing the child support welfare disincentive problem," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(1), pages 89-96.
  18. Lerman, Robert I. & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1995. "Changing Ranks and the Inequality Impacts of Taxes and Transfers," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 48(1), pages 45-59, March.
  19. Robert I. Lerman & Shlomo Yitzhaki, 1994. "Effect of Marginal Changes in Income Sources On U.S. Income Inequality," Public Finance Review, , vol. 22(4), pages 403-417, October.
  20. Robert I. Lerman, 1993. "Policy Watch: Child Support Policies," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 7(1), pages 171-182, Winter.
  21. Shlomo Yitzhaki & Robert I. Lerman, 1991. "Income Stratification And Income Inequality," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 37(3), pages 313-329, September.
  22. Lerman, Robert I. & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1989. "Improving the accuracy of estimates of Gini coefficients," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 43-47, September.
  23. Lerman, Robert I, 1989. "Employment Opportunities of Young Men and Family Formation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 79(2), pages 62-66, May.
  24. Robert I. Lerman, 1987. "Youth employment and training programs: The YEDPA years, edited by Charles L. Betsey, Robinson G. Hollister, Jr., & Mary R. Papgeorgiou. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1985, 495pp. Price: $24," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 6(2), pages 274-276.
  25. Donald L. Lerman & Robert I. Lerman, 1986. "Imputed Income from Owner-Occupied Housing and Income Inequality," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 23(4), pages 323-331, August.
  26. Lerman, Robert I & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1985. "Income Inequality Effects by Income," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 67(1), pages 151-156, February.
  27. Robert I. Lerman, 1984. "Book Review: Labor Market: Tomorrow's Workers," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 37(3), pages 458-459, April.
  28. Lerman, Robert I. & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1984. "A note on the calculation and interpretation of the Gini index," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 15(3-4), pages 363-368.
  29. Habib, Jack & Lerman, Robert I., 1979. "Options in income support for the aged : A critique of the two-tier approach," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 159-177, March.
  30. Jack Habib & Meir Kohn & Robert Lerman, 1977. "The Effect On Poverty Status In Israel Of Considering Wealth And Variability Of Income," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 23(1), pages 17-38, March.
  31. Robert I. Lerman, 1975. "The Public Employment Bandwagon Takes the Wrong Road," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(6), pages 10-16, January.
  32. Lerman, Robert I & Townsend, Alair A, 1974. "Conflicting Objectives in Income Maintenance Programs," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 64(2), pages 205-211, May.
  33. Robert I. Lerman, 1972. "Some Determinants of Youth School Activity," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 7(3), pages 366-383.
  34. Cohen, Malcolm S & Lerman, Robert I & Rea, Samuel A, Jr, 1971. "Area Employment Conditions and Labor-Force Participation: A Microstudy," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 79(5), pages 1151-1160, Sept.-Oct.


  1. Robert I. Lerman, 2011. "Economic Perspectives on Marriage: Causes, Consequences, and Public Policy," Chapters, in: Lloyd R. Cohen & Joshua D. Wright (ed.), Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law, chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  2. Robert I. Lerman & Elaine Sorenson, 2003. "Child Support: Interactions between Private and Public Transfers," NBER Chapters, in: Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, pages 587-628, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Robert I. Lerman, 1986. "Do Welfare Programs Affect the Schooling and Work Patterns of Young Black Men?," NBER Chapters, in: The Black Youth Employment Crisis, pages 403-441, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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  1. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (3) 2005-02-01 2005-08-13 2013-06-04
  2. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, and Wages (3) 2012-10-06 2013-06-04 2020-11-09
  3. NEP-MON: Monetary Economics (3) 2022-08-15 2022-08-15 2022-08-15
  4. NEP-PAY: Payment Systems and Financial Technology (2) 2022-08-15 2022-08-15
  5. NEP-CIS: Confederation of Independent States (1) 2022-08-15
  6. NEP-CMP: Computational Economics (1) 2005-02-01


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