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Robert Willis's Select Publications

Books

Smith, James P., and Robert Willis. 1999. Wealth, work, and health: Innovations in measurement in the social sciences: Essays in honor of F. Thomas Juster. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Sonnega, Amanda, Brooke Helppie-McFall, Peter Hudomiet, Robert Willis, and Gwenith Fisher. Forthcoming. "A Comparison of Subjective and Objective Job Demands and Fit With Personal Resources as Predictors of Retirement Timing in a National U.S. Sample." Work, Aging and Retirement. DOI. Abstract.

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.

Willis, Robert, and Robert M. Hauser. 2005. "Two voyages underway: Survey design and methodology in the Health and Retirement Study and the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study." Population and Development Review, 30(Supplement).

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.

Langa, Kenneth M., Michael Chernew, Anna R. Herzog, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Robert Willis, Robert 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. DOI.

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. DOI. Abstract.

Willis, Robert. 1999. "Theory Confronts Data: How the HRS Is Shaped by the Economics of Aging and How the Economics of Aging Will Be Shaped by the HRS." Labour Economics, 6(2): 119-145. Abstract.

Willis, Robert. 1999. "A Theory of Out-of-Wedlock Childbearing." Journal of Political Economy, 107(6): S33-64. DOI. Abstract.

Wray, Linda, Anna R. Herzog, Robert Willis, and Robert B. Wallace. 1998. "The impact of education and heart attack on smoking cessation among middle-aged adults." Journal of health & social behavior, 39(4): 271-294. Abstract.

Willis, Robert, and Michael J. Brien. 1997. "The partners of welfare mothers: Earnings and child support potential." Future of Children, 7(1): 65-73.

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.

Willis, Robert, and John G. Haaga. 1996. "Economic Approaches to Understanding Nonmarital Fertility." Population and Development Review, 22(0): 67-86.

Lillard, Lee, and Robert Willis. 1994. "Intergenerational Educational Mobility: Effects of Family and State in Malaysia." Journal of Human Resources, 29(4): 1126-1166. DOI. Abstract.

Lee, Yean-Ju, William L. Parish, and Robert Willis. 1994. "Sons, daughters, and intergenerational support in Taiwan." American Journal of Sociology, 99: p1010(32). Abstract.

Weiss, Yoram, and Robert Willis. 1993. "Transfers among Divorced Couples: Evidence and Interpretation." Journal of Labor Economics, 11(4): 629-679. Abstract.

Parish, William L., and Robert Willis. 1993. "Daughters, Education, and Family Budgets: Taiwan Experiences." Journal of Human Resources, 28(4): 863-898.

Willis, Robert. 1987. "What Have We Learned from the Economics of the Family?" American Economic Review, 77(2): 68-81.

Weiss, Yoram, and Robert Willis. 1985. "Children as Collective Goods and Divorce Settlements." Journal of Labor Economics, 3(3): 268-292.

Willis, Robert. 1982. "The Direction of Intergenerational Transfers and Demographic Transition: The Caldwell Hypothesis Reexamined." Population and Development Review, 8(0): 207-234. DOI.

James, Estelle, Egon Neuberger, and Robert Willis. 1979. "On Managerial Rewards and Self-Selection: Risk Taking in Public Enterprises: A Comment on A. Bergson, "Managerial Risks and Rewards in Public Enterprises"." Journal of Comparative Economics, 3(4): 395-406. DOI.

Heckman, James J., and Robert Willis. 1979. "Reply to Mincer and Ofek [The Distribution of Lifetime Labor Force Participation of Married Women]." Journal of Political Economy, 87(1): 203-211.

Lillard, Lee, and Robert Willis. 1978. "Dynamic Aspects of Earning Mobility." Econometrica, 46(5): 985-1012.

Heckman, James J., and Robert Willis. 1977. "A Beta-logistic Model for the Analysis of Sequential Labor Force Participation by Married Women." Journal of Political Economy, 85(1): 27-58.

Willis, Robert. 1973. "A New Approach to the Economic Theory of Fertility Behavior." Journal of Political Economy, 81(2): S14-64.

Chapters

Kezdi, Gabor, and Robert Willis. 2014. "Expectations, Aging and Cognitive Decline." In Discoveries in the Economics of Aging edited by Wise, David A.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Willis, Robert, and Gwenith Fisher. 2012. "Research Methods in Retirement Research." In The Oxford Handbook of Retirement edited by Wang, Mo. New York: Oxford University Press.

Willis, Robert. 2009. "Lifecycle asset allocation strategies and the distribution of 401(k) retirement wealth: Comment." In Developments in the economics of aging edited by Wise, David A.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Willis, Robert. 2008. "Ageing in the U.S.: The Health and Retirement Study." In Social protection in an ageing world edited by Kemp, Peter, Smith, Lindsey, van den Bosch, Karel. Antwerp ; Portland: Intersentia.

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.

Willis, Robert. 2005. "Utility Evaluation of Risk in Retirement Saving Accounts: Comment." In Analyses in the Economics of Aging edited by Wise, David A.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Willis, Robert. 2005. "Individual Subjective Survival Curves: Comment." In Analyses in the Economics of Aging edited by Wise, David A.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Willis, Robert, and Sherwin Rosen. 2004. "Education and Self-Selection." In Markets and diversity edited by Rosen, Sherwin. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press.

Willis, Robert. 2004. "Child Support and the Problem of Economic Incentives." In The law and economics of child support payments edited by Comanor, William S.. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar.

Herzog, Anna R., 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 House, James S., Juster, F. Thomas, Kahn, Robert L., Schuman, Howard, Singer, Eleanor L.. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan 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 Sherwin Rosen. 2003. "Education and Self-Selection." In The economics of schooling and school quality edited by Hanushek, Eric A.. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar.

Willis, Robert. 2003. "Microeconomics of demographic behavior." In Encyclopedia of Population edited by Demeny, Paul, McNicoll, Geoffrey. Macmillan Reference USA.

Lillard, Lee, and Robert Willis. 2003. "Dynamic Aspects of Earning Mobility." In The economics of poverty and inequality edited by Cowell, Frank A.. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass: Elgar.

Willis, Robert. 2001. "How Does a Community's Demographic Composition Alter Its Fiscal Burdens? Comment." In Demographic change and fiscal policy edited by Auerbach, Alan J., Lee, Ronald D.. Cambridge; New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University 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.

Weir, David, and Robert Willis. 2000. "Prospects for Widow Poverty." In Forecasting retirement needs and retirement wealth edited by Mitchell, Olivia S., Hammond, P. Brett, Rappaport, Anna M.. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Willis, Robert. 1997. "A New Approach to the Economic Theory of Fertility Behavior." In The economics of population: Key modern writings edited by Simon, Julian L.. Cheltenham, U.K. and Lyme, N.H.: Elgar.

Willis, Robert, and Michael J. Brien. 1996. "The costs and consequences of early fatherhood: The impact on young men, young women and their children." In Kids having kids: Economic costs and Social consequences of teen pregnancy edited by Maynard, Rebecca. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press.

Parish, William L., and Robert Willis. 1995. "Daughters, Education, and Family Budgets: Taiwan Experiences." In Investment in women's human capital edited by Schultz, Paul T.. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Willis, Robert. 1988. "Life Cycles, Institutions, and Population Growth: A Theory of the Equilibrium Interest Rate in an Overlapping Generations Model." In Economics of changing age distributions in developed countries edited by Lee, Ronald D., Arthur, W. Brian, Rodgers, Gerry. Oxford; New York; Toronto and Melbourne: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press.

Willis, Robert. 1987. "Externalities and Population." In Population growth and economic development: Issues and evidence edited by Johnson, D. Gale, Lee, Ronald D.. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press.

Willis, Robert. 1986. "Wage Determinants: A Survey and Reinterpretation of Human Capital Earnings Functions." In Handbook of labor economics edited by Ashenfelter, Orley C., Layard, Richard. Amsterdam; Oxford and Tokyo: North-Holland; distributed in North America by Elsevier Science, New York.

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.