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Robert Willis's Select Publications

Journal Articles

McFall, Brooke Helppie, Marta Murray-Close, Robert Willis, and Uniko Chen. 2015. "Is It All Worth It? The Experiences of New PhDs on the Job Market, 2007-10." Journal of Economic Education, 46(1): 83-104. DOI. Abstract.

Hsu, J., and Robert Willis. 2013. "Dementia Risk and Financial Decision Making by Older Households: The Impact of Information." Journal of Human Capital, 7(4): 340-377. PMCID: PMC4267321. DOI. Abstract.

Hudomiet, Péter, and Robert Willis. 2013. "Estimating Second Order Probability Beliefs from Subjective Survival Data." Decision Analysis, 10(2): 152-170. PMCID: PMC3882032. DOI. Abstract.

Parker, A., W. de Bruin, J. Yoong, and Robert Willis. 2012. "Inappropriate Confidence and Retirement Planning: Four Studies with a National Sample." Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25(4): 382-389. PMCID: PMC3462465. DOI. Abstract.

Hudomiet, Peter, Gabor Kezdi, and Robert Willis. 2011. "Stock market crash and expectations of American households." Journal of Applied Econometrics, 26(3): 393-415. PMCID: PMC3086799. DOI. Abstract.

Smith, James P., John J. McArdle, and Robert Willis. 2010. "Financial Decision Making and Cognition in a Family Context." Economic Journal, 120(548): F363-F380. PMCID: PMC2992344. DOI. Abstract.

Rohwedder, Susann, and Robert Willis. 2010. "Mental Retirement." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 24(1): 119-138. PMCID: PMC2958696. DOI. Abstract.

Plassman, B.L., Kenneth M. Langa, G.G. Fisher, Steven Heeringa, David Weir, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, Willard L. Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, J.J. McArdle, Robert Willis, and R.B. Wallace. 2008. "Prevalence of cognitive impairment without dementia in the United States." Annals of Internal Medicine, 148(6): 427-434. PMCID: PMC2670458. Abstract.

Plassman, B.L., Kenneth M. Langa, G.G. Fisher, Steven Heeringa, David Weir, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, Willard L. Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, Robert Willis, and R.B. Wallace. 2007. "Prevalence of dementia in the united states: The aging, demographics, and memory study." Neuroepidemiology, 29(1-2): 125-132. PMCID: PMC2705925. DOI. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., B.L. Plassman, R.B. Wallace, A.R. Herzog, Steven Heeringa, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, G.G. Fisher, N.H. Fultz, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, W.L. Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, David Weir, and Robert Willis. 2005. "The aging, demographics, and memory study: Study design and methods." Neuroepidemiology, 25(4): 181-191. DOI. Abstract.

McFadden, D.L., A.C. Bemmaor, F.G. Caro, J. Dominitz, B.H. Jun, A. Lewbel, R.L. Matzkin, F. Molinari, N. Schwartz, Robert Willis, and J.K. Winter. 2005. "Statistical analysis of choice experiments and surveys." Marketing Letters, 16(3-4): 183-196. DOI. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., E.B. Larson, R.B. Wallace, A. Mark Fendrick, N.L. Foster, M.U. Kabeto, David Weir, and Robert Willis. 2004. "Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures Among Older Americans With Dementia." Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 18(2): 90-98. Abstract.

Sevak, Purvi Harendra, David Weir, and Robert Willis. 2004. "The Economic Consequence of a Husband's Death: Evidence from HRS and AHEAD." Social Security Bulletin, 65(3): 31-44.

Frankenberg, E., L. Lillard, and Robert Willis. 2002. "Patterns of Intergenerational Transfers in Southeast Asia." Journal of Marriage and Family, 64(3): 627-641. Abstract.

Willis, Robert, and Daniel Henry Hill. 2001. "Reducing Panel Attrition: A Search for Effective Policy Instruments." Journal of Human Resources, 36(3): 416-438. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., Michael Chernew, A.R. Herzog, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Robert Willis, R.B. Wallace, L.M. Mucha, and W.L. Straus. 2001. "National Estimates of the Quantity and Cost of Informal Caregiving for the Elderly with Dementia." Journal of General Internal Medicine, 16(11): 770-778. Abstract.

Willis, Robert. 2000. "The Economics of Fatherhood." American Economic Review, 90(2): 378-382. Abstract.

Lillard, Lee A., and Robert Willis. 1997. "Motives for Intergenerational Transfers: Evidence from Malaysia." Demography, 34(1): 115-134. Abstract.

Weiss, Yoram, and Robert Willis. 1997. "Match Quality, New Information, and Marital Dissolution." Journal of Labor Economics, 15 (1) pt. 2: S293-S329. Abstract.


Brien, M., and Robert Willis. 2008. "Costs and Consequences for the Fathers." In Kids having kids: economic costs and social consequences of teen pregnancy edited by Hoffman, Saul D., Maynard, Rebecca A.. :119-160. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press.

Willis, Robert. 2008. "Interpreting norms of obligation as planner's preferences for distributional justice : a formal economic model." In Intergenerational caregiving edited by Booth, Alan. :341-350. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press.

Herzog, A. Regula, Robert Willis, and David Weir. 2004. "Research on aging." In A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond edited by James S. House, et al.. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Willis, Robert, and Maxine Weinstein. 2001. "Stretching Social Surveys to Include Bioindicators: Possibilities for The Health and Retirement Study, Experience from The Taiwan Study of the Elderly." In Cells and Surveys: Should Biological Measures be Included In Social Research? edited by C. E. Finch, J. W. Vaupel and K. Kinsella. Washington DC : National Academy Press.

PSC Reports

Lillard, Lee A., and Robert Willis. 2000. "Cognition and Wealth: The Importance of Probabilistic Thinking." PSC Research Report No. 00-455. 10 2000. Abstract. PDF.

Hotz, Joseph, Jacob Alex Klerman, and Robert Willis. "The Economics of Fertility in Developed Countries: A Survey." PSC Research Report No. 97-379. 1 1997. Abstract.

Other Reports

Weir, David, and Robert Willis. 2003. "Widowhood, Divorce and Loss of Health Insurance Among Near-Elderly Women: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study." MRRC WP 2003-040Ann Arbor: Michigan Retirement Research Center, University of Michigan.