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Journal Articles

Stephens, Melvin, and Takashi Unayama. 2015. "Child Benefit Payments and Household Wealth Accumulation." Japanese Economic Review, 66(4): 447-465. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin, and Dou-Yan Yang. 2014. "Compulsory Education and the Benefits of Schooling." American Economic Review, 104(6): 1777-92. DOI. Abstract.

Krupka, E., and Melvin Stephens. 2013. "The stability of measured time preferences." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 85: 11-19. DOI. Abstract.

Charles, Kerwin, and Melvin Stephens. 2013. "Employment, Wages, and Voter Turnout." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4): 111-143. DOI. Abstract.

Cook, A., M. Gaynor, Melvin Stephens, and Lowell J. Taylor. 2012. "The effect of a hospital nurse staffing mandate on patient health outcomes: Evidence from California's minimum staffing regulation." Journal of Health Economics, 31(2): 340-348. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin, and T. Unayama. 2012. "The impact of retirement on household consumption in Japan." Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 26(1): 62-83. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin, and Takashi Unayama. 2011. "The Consumption Response to Seasonal Income: Evidence from Japanese Public Pension Benefits." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(4): 86-118. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin. 2008. "The consumption response to predictable changes in discretionary income: Evidence from the repayment of vehicle loans." Review of Economics and Statistics, 90(2): 241-252. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin. 2007. "Are there treatment duration differences in the Seattle and Denver income maintenance experiments?" B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 7(1): 58. DOI. Abstract.

Haider, Steven J., and Melvin Stephens. 2007. "Is there a retirement-consumption puzzle? Evidence using subjective retirement expectations." Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(2): 247-269. DOI. Abstract.

Charles, Kerwin, and Melvin Stephens. 2006. "Abortion legalization and adolescent substance use." Journal of Law and Economics, 49(2): 481-505. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin. 2006. "Paycheque receipt and the timing of consumption." Economic Journal, 116(513): 680-701. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin, and Jennifer Ward-Batts. 2004. "The impact of separate taxation on the intra-household allocation of assets: evidence from the UK." Journal of Public Economics, 88(9-10): 1989-2007. DOI. Abstract.

Charles, Kerwin, and Melvin Stephens. 2004. "Job displacement, disability, and divorce." Journal of Labor Economics, 22(2): 489-522. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin. 2004. "Job loss expectations, realizations, and household consumption behavior." Review of Economics and Statistics, 86(1), 253-269. DOI. Abstract.