Below are some of my research papers.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Research Papers

"Portfolio choice decomposition" with Karina Doorley (UCD and CEPS/INSTEAD)

"Joint distribution of income and wealth" with Markus Jantti (Stockholm University) and Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg)

"Immigrants, assimilation and wealth portfolios" with Chung Choe (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) and Vincent Hildebrand (York U)

"Glass ceiling or flexible work schedules? Gender differences in self-employment in a transitioning economy" with Dominik Buttler (Poznan University of Economics)

"Wealth portfolios in the US and Norway" with Elin Halvorsen (Statistics Norway)

"Job flows,industries, demographics and the great recession" with Yelena Takhtamanova (SF FRB)

"Income and the Effect of Health on Employment of the Elderly in Taiwan" with A. Bicakova (CERGE-EI) and J.Chang (Taiwan U)


Methodological Research Papers

"Measurement Issues in Wealth: Equivalence Scales, Accounting Framework, and Reference Unit” with Tim Smeeding (Wisconsin-Madison U.)

"Measuring Wealth Holdings of Older Households in the U.S.: Evidence from the HRS, PSID and SCF in Comparison" with Susann Rohwedder and Pierre-Carl Michaud (RAND)

PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed journal articles

"Financial and housing wealth and consumption spending: cross country and age group comparisons" with Yelena Takhtamanova, Housing Studies vol. 27, issue 5 (June 2012).

"Job flows, demographics and the great recession" with Yelena Takhtamanova, Research in Labor Economics vol. 32, (May 2011).

"Examining the Gender Wealth Gap" with Joachim Frick and Markus Grabka, Oxford Economic Papers vol. 62, issue 4, 2010.doi: 10.1093/oep/gpq007

“Gender, monetary policy, and employment: the case of nine OECD countries,” with Yelena Takhtamanova. Feminist Economics, (15)3 pp.1-31, (July) 2009.

“Differences in the measurement and structure of wealth using alternative data sources: the case of the UK," with Zoe Oldfield. Journal of Financial Transformation, (September) 2009.

"The Income and Wealth Packages of Older Women in Cross-National Perspective" with Janet Gornick and Tim Smeeding.The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 64B(3) pp.402-414, 2009.

“Income, Assets and Poverty: Older Women in Comparative Perspective” with J.Gornick, T.Munzi and T.Smeeding. Journal of Women, Politics & Policy vol. 30 pp.272-300, 2009.

“The Effect of Wealth on Consumption Expenditures: Cross-Country and Cross Socio-Demographic Group Comparisons” with Yelena Takhtamanova. Ekonomia 2008.

“The Luxembourg Wealth Study – A Cross-Country Database for Household Wealth Research,” with Andrea Brandolini and Tim Smeeding. Journal of Economic Inequality vol. 4 no. 3, (December) 2006.

Other journal articles

“Disentangling the Wealth Effect: Some International Evidence,” with Yelena Takhtamanova. FRBSF Economic Letter, No. 2007-02, 2007.

“Income and Poverty in the United States in Comparative Perspective: The Role of Income and Wealth in Guaranteeing Economic Security in Old Age.“ with T. Smeeding, J. Williamson, J. Gornick, and A. Brandolini. Public Policy and Aging Report 16(3):23-27. 2006.

Books and book chapters

Chapter 10: "Gender, Monetary Policy, and Employment: The Case of Nine OECD Countries" with Yelena Takhtamanova (SF FRB) in Inequality, Development, and Growth edited by Günseli Berik, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Stephanie Seguino, Routledge, January 2011.

Chapter 2:“Survey Estimates of Wealth Holdings in OECD Countries: Evidence on the level and distribution across selected countries” with Markus Jäntti (Åbo Akademi U) in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective edited by James B. Davies, UNU-WIDER Studies in Development Economics, Oxford University Press, 2008.

“Homeownership Inequality and the Access to Credit Markets (Can Credit Availability Explain Cross-country Differences in the Inequality of Homeownership across Income of Young Households?) with Alena Bicakova (CERGE-EI) in "Growth and Income distribution in an integrated Europe: Does EMU make a difference?" edited by Lars Jonung and Jarmo Kontulainen, EUROPEAN ECONOMY. ECONOMIC PAPERS. 325. June 2008. European Commission. Brussels. 349pp.

“Comparing wealth distribution across rich countries: the Luxembourg Wealth Study,” with Andrea Brandolini and Tim Smeeding. IFC Bulletin No. 25, volume 1 of the Proceedings of the IFC Conference on "Measuring the financial position of the household sector" August, 2006.

Working papers and other unpublished papers

"Myth of Fact? The Beauty Premium across the Wage Distribution" with Karina Doorley,IZA Discussion Paper No. 6674, June 2012.

"Beauty  and  the  beast  in  the  labor  market:  Evidence  from  a  distribution  regression  approach" with Karina Doorley, CEPS  Working  Papers n°2011­‐62 , December, 2011.

“The Immigrant/Native Wealth Gap in Germany, Italy and Luxembourg” with Thomas Mathae (BCL) and Alessandro Porpiglia (BCL), ECB Working Paper No. 1302, February 2011.

"Job flows,demographics and the great recession" with Yelena Takhtamanova (SF FRB), DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1042, August 2010 and CEPS/INSTEAD Working Paper No. 2010-41, December 2010. (published)

"Examining the Gender Wealth Gap in Germany" with Joachim Frick and Markus Grabka, IZA Discussion Paper No. 3573, June 2008.(published)

"Mortgage Market Maturity and Homeownership Inequality among Young Households: A Five-Country Perspective" with Alena Bicakova (CERGE-EI), DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 778, April 2008, and SOEP papers 90/2008 , February 2008. (submitted)

"Older Women's Income and Wealth Packages in Cross-National Perspective" with T.Smeeding, J.Gornick, and Maurice Leach, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, CRR WP 2008-1, 2008. (published)

"Gender differences in the effect of monetary policy on employment: the case of nine OECD countries" with Yelena Takhtamanova (SF Federal Reserve Bank) IRISS Working Paper, 2008-04, 2008. (published)

“Homeownership Inequality and the Access to Credit Markets (Can Credit Availability Explain Cross-country Differences in the Inequality of Homeownership across Income of Young Households?) with Alena Bicakova (CERGE-EI), Luxembourg Wealth Study Working Paper No.5, 2007.

“Differences in the measurement and structure of wealth using alternative data sources: the case of the UK" with Zoe Oldfield (IFS). IFS Working Paper, W11/07, 2007. (published)

"Wealth Effects out of Financial and Housing Wealth: Cross-Country and Age Group Comparisons" with Yelena Takhtamanova, Luxembourg Wealth Study Working Paper No. 4, 2006 and Federal Reserve Bank SF Working Paper Series 2007-01, 2007. (published)

"Representative wealth data for Germany: The impact of methodological decisions around imputation and the choice of the aggregation unit” with Joachim Frick (DIW) and Markus Grabka (DIW), DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 672, March 2007.

“Survey Estimates of Wealth Holdings in OECD Countries: Evidence on the level and distribution across selected countries”with Markus Jäntti (Åbo Akademi U). UNU-WIDER Research Paper No. 2007/17.(published)

"First results from the Luxembourg Wealth Study"Luxembourg Wealth Study Working Paper No.1,2006.

"Cross National Comparison of Income and Wealth Status in Retirement: First Results from the Luxembourg Wealth Study" with Andrea Brandolini (Banca d’Italia) and Tim Smeeding (Syracuse U.), Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, CRR WP 2007-03 and Luxembourg Wealth Study Working Paper No.2, 2006.

"Older Women’s Economic Security: the Four-Legged Stool in Cross-National Perspective" with J.Gornick, T.Munzi and T.Smeeding, Luxembourg Wealth Study Working Paper No.3, 2006.

"Cross-Country Income and Expenditure Distributions using the Luxembourg Income Study" with Thesia Garner (BLS), Bureau of Labor Statistics Working Paper No. 380,March 2005.

“Measurement Issues in Wealth: Equivalence Scales, Accounting Framework, and Reference Unit” with Tim Smeeding, Prepared for the LWS Workshop:" Construction and Usage of Comparable Microdata on Wealth: the LWS” Perugia, Italy, 2005.

The Measurement of Housing Wealth: Conceptual Issues and Practice” with Andrea Neri (Banca d'Italia), Prepared for the LWS Workshop:”Construction and Usage of Comparable Microdata on Wealth: the LWS” Perugia, Italy, 2005.

“Female Income Differentials and Social Benefits: A Four Country Comparison" Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No. 377, 2004.

“Immigrants and State Clustering: The Effect of Welfare Benefits?,” Johns Hopkins University, unpublished manuscript, 2003.

“A Comparison of Income, Expenditures and Home Market Value Distributions using the Luxembourg Income Study data from the 1990s” with Thesia Garner (BLS), Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No. 338, 2002.

Publications to the general public

Doorley K. & Sierminska E. (2010), 'Identifying Beauty and the Beast in the Labour Market: Returns to Physical Appearance in Luxembourg' , Vivre au Luxembourg no.65, Chroniques de l’enquête PSELL-3/2007, CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg.

Sierminska, E.(2009),'The economic position of the elderly in Luxemburg in a cross-national perspective,' Vivre au Luxembourg no.59, Chroniques de l’enquête PSELL-3/2007, CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, Luxembourg.

 

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