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John D. Leeth

Professor, Economics
Ph.D., University North Carolina/Chapel Hill, 1983
BA, University of Southern California, 1975
Office: Adamian Academic Center 177 | 781.891._2029 | jleeth@bentley.edu
| Department Fax: 781.891.2896
                       


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Bio

Dr. Leeth is a Professor in the Department of Economics. From 2008 to 2013 he served as Department Chair and from 2004 to 2007 as the Gibbons Research Professor. In 2004 he received the Bentley Scholar of the Year Award. His research areas include workplace safety, executive compensation, economic inequality, and mergers and acquisitions. His articles have appeared in the various journals including British Journal of Management, International Economic Review, Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. He co-authored Simulating Workplace Safety Policy.

Teaching Interests

Labor Economics

Research Interests

Labor Economics; Workplace Safety and Health; Value of Life; Discrimination

Professional Links

http://www.bentley.edu/faculty/leeth-john

Professional Memberships

American Economic Association
Western Economic Association

Awards and Honors

2004, Bentley College Scholar of the Year

Publications

Journal Articles
Leeth, J. D. (2012). OSHA's Role in Promoting Occupational Safety and Health. Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 7 (4), 267-353. (link)

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Leeth, J. D. (2010). Maximizing compensation: Organizational level and industry gender composition effects. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 25 (5), 366-385.

Kniesner, T. J., Leeth, J. D. (2010). Hedonic Wage Equilibrium: Theory, Evidence and Policy. Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 5 (4), 229-299. (link)

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Leeth, J. D. (2009). Are Female Executives Overrepresented in Precarious Leadership Positions? British Journal of Management, 20 (1), 1-12.

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Haughton, D. M., Leeth, J. D. (2008). Data Mining CEO Compensation. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 7 (2), 561-576.

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Haughton, D. M., Leeth, J. D. (2007). Gender differences in CEO compensation: Evidence from the U.S. Women in Management Review, 22 (3), 208-224.

Leeth, J. D., Ruser, J. (2006). Safety Segregation: The Importance of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity on Workplace Risk. Journal of Economic Inequality, 4 (2), 123-152. (link)

Kniesner, T. J., Leeth, J. D. (2004). Data Mining Mining Data: MSHA Enforcement Efforts, Underground Coal Mine Safety, and New Health Policy Implications. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 29 (2), 83-111.

Leeth, J. D., Ruser, J. (2003). Compensating Wage Differentials for Fatal and Nonfatal Injury Risk by Gender and Race. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 27 (3), 257-277.

Leeth, J. D., Borg, J. R. (2000). The Impact of Mergers on Shareholder Wealth During the 1920s Merger Wave. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 35 (2), 217-238.

Flynn, P. M., Leeth, J. D., Levy, E. S. (1997). The Accounting Profession in Transition. CPA Journal, LXVII (5), 42-45, 56. (link)

Flynn, P. M., Leeth, J. D., Levy, E. S. (1996). The Evolving Gender Mix in Accounting: Implications for the Future of the Profession. Selections (Winter), 28-39.

Kniesner, T. J., Leeth, J. D. (1995). Numerical Simulation as a Complement to Econometric Research on Workplace Safety. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 10 (2), 99-125.

Kniesner, T. J., Leeth, J. D. (1995). Abolishing OSHA. Regulation (4), 45-56. (link)

Leeth, J. D., Borg, J. R. (1994). The Impact of Mergers on Acquiring Firm Shareholder Wealth: The 1905 -- 1930 Experience. Empirica, 21, 221-244.

Kniesner, T. J., Leeth, J. D. (1991). Improving Workplace Safety -- Standards or Insurance? Regulation (Fall), 64-70. (link)

Kniesner, T. J., Leeth, J. D. (1991). Compensating Wage Differentials for Fatal Injury Risk in Australia, Japan, and the United States. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 75-90.

Borg, J. R., Borg, M. O., Leeth, J. D. (1989). The Success of Mergers in the 1920s: A Stock Market Appraisal of the Second Merger Wave. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 7, 117-131.

Leeth, J. D., Scott, J. A. (1989). The Incidence of Secured Debt: Evidence from the Small Business Community. The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 24 (3), 379-394.

Kniesner, T. J., Leeth, J. D. (1989). Separating the Reporting Effects from the Injury Rate Effects of Workers' Compensation Insurance: A Hedonic Simulation. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 42 (2), 280-293.

Kniesner, T. J., Leeth, J. D. (1988). Simulating Hedonic Labor Market Models: Computational Issues and Policy Applications. International Economic Review, 29 (4), 755-789.

Books
Kniesner, T. J, Leeth, J. D. (1995). Simulating Workplace Safety Policy. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Book Chapters
Leeth, J. D, Kniesner, T. J. Economics of Occupational and Consumer Health and Safety. In Steven Payson (Eds.), Public Economics: The Government's Role in American Economics . Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers

Leeth, J. D, Kniesner, T. J. (2014). Regulating Occupational and Product Risks. In Mark J. Machina and W.Kip Viscusi (Eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Risk and Uncertainty (pp. 493-600). Oxford: . North Holland

Leeth, J. D, Kniesner, T. J. (2013). Value of a Statistical Life. In Jason Shogren (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics  (pp. 359-367). Elsevier (link)

Leeth, J. D, Kniesner, T. J. (2013). Managing Workplace Safety and Health. In Christopher R. Thomas, Jr. and William F. Shughert II (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics  (pp. 513-536). New York: . Oxford University Press

Kniesner, T. J, Leeth, J. D. (2001). Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Cato Handbook for Congress, 107th Congress (pp. 409-417). Washington, DC: . Cato Institute (link)

Kniesner, T. J, Leeth, J. D. (1999). Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Cato Handbook for Congress, 106th Congress (pp. 353-361). Washington, DC: . Cato Institute (link)

Kniesner, T. J, Leeth, J. D. (1997). Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Cato Handbook for Congress, 105th Congress. Washington, DC: . Cato Institute (link)

Kniesner, T. J, Leeth, J. D. (1989). Can We Make OSHA and Workers' Compensation Insurance Interact More Effectively in Promoting Workplace Safety? A Numerical Simulation Analysis of Hedonic Labor Market Equilibrium. In Ehrenberg, Ronald (Eds.), Research in Labor Economics (pp. 1-51). Greenwich, CT: . JAI Press

Book Reviews
Leeth, J. D. (1999). [Review of the book A Government Report Card on Health and Safety Programs]. Regulation. (link)

Other(s)
Leeth, J. D, Hale, N. (2013). Evaluating OSHA's Effectiveness and Suggestions for Reform. Mercatus Center/George Mason University (link)

Leeth, J. D. (2012). OSHA's Role in Promoting Occupational Safety and Health. Mercatus Center/George Mason University (link)

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Leeth, J. D. (2012). "Looking Back to See Forward -- OSHA." Presented at the Mercatus Center/George Mason University's Moving from Presumption to Proof: The Future of Regulations, Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington, DC.

Leeth, J. D. (2011). "Do Workers Earn Less in Female Jobs? The Impact of New Measures of Comparable Worth" Presented at the Eastern Economic Association's Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Leeth, J. D. (2010). "Do Workers Earn Less in Female Jobs? The Impact of New Measures of Comparable Worth" Presented at the Department of Economics, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire's Economics Department Seminar, Durham, NH.

Leeth, J. D. (2008). "Do Workers Earn Less in Female Jobs? The Impact of New Measures of Comparable Worth" Presented at the Women’s Leadership Institute's Faculty Research Roundtable, Bentley University.

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Haughton, D. M., Leeth, J. D. (2005). "An analysis of gender differences in CEO compensation." Presented at the 21st EGOS Colloquium, Berlin.

Service

Department Service
Other for Promotion and Tenure, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for Department Search Committee, 2013 - 2013
Committee Chair for Department Search Committee, 2012 - 2012
Committee Chair for Department Search Committee , 2011 - 2011
Committee Chair for Department Search Committee, 2010 - 2011

University Service
Committee Member for Advising Advisory Board, 2009 - 2013
Committee Member for Graduate Curriculum, 2009 - 2013
Department Chair for Economics Department, 2008 - 2013
Committee Member for NEASC Task Force, 2012 - 2012
Committee Member for A&S Dean Search Committee, 2009 - 2010

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Human Resources, 2011 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Social Science & Medicine, 2011 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Human Resources, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Human Resources - 2011
Reviewer, Journal Article for Eastern Economic Journal - 2011
Reviewer, Journal Article for Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics - 2010
Reviewer, Journal Article for Politics and Policy - 2010
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Human Resources - 2009
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Human Resources - 2009
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Human Resources - 2009
Reviewer, Journal Article for International Review of Economics and Finance - 2006
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Human Resources - 2006
Outside reviewer for promotion to Full Professor for Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis - 2005

Public Service
Fund raiser for National Multiple Sclerosis, 2011 - 2011