Researchers at UCD


Paul Devereux


School of Economics
Newman Building
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168279


Paul Devereux is Professor of Economics at University College Dublin. He received his PhD from Northwestern University and has previously worked at UCLA and the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. He serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Resources, Associate Editor of Economic Journal, and is a member of the International Editorial Board for Education Economics. He is also affiliated as a research fellow with IZA and CEPR and is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. His research is mainly in the areas of wage dynamics, econometric methodology, intergenerational transmission, and family background and environmental effects on child outcomes such as education, earnings, and wealth. His research has been published in American Economic ReviewQuarterly Journal of EconomicsReview of Economics and StatisticsJournal of Labor EconomicsJournal of Econometrics, and the Journal of Human Resources, among others.
Links to his research can be found at
Repec and at Google Scholar.



Book Chapters

Sandra E. Black and Paul J. Devereux (2011) 'Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility' In: Orley Ashenfelter and David Card; (eds). Handbook of Labor Economics. New York: North Holland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Black, S; Devereux, P; Lundborg, P; Majlesi K. (2017) 'On the Origins of Risk-Taking in Financial Markets'. Journal of Finance, . [Details]
Black, SE; Devereux, PJ; Salvanes, KG (2016) 'Healthy(?), Wealthy and Wise: Birth Order and Adult Health'. Economics and Human Biology, . [Details]
Black, SE; Devereux, PJ; Salvanes, KJ (2016) 'Does grief transfer across generations? Bereavements during pregnancy and child outcomes'. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, . [Details]
Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell G. (2015) 'Losing Heart? The Effect of Job Displacement on Health'. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, . [Details]
Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Loken, Katrine; Salvanes, Kjell G. (2014) 'Care or Cash? The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on Student Performance'. Review of Economics and Statistics, . [Details]
Devereux, Paul J. (2014) 'Intergenerational Return to Human Capital'. IZA World of Labor, . [DOI] [Details]
Black,SE;Devereux,PJ;Salvanes,KG (2013) 'Under Pressure? The Effect of Peers on Outcomes of Young Adults'. JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 31 (1):119-153. [Details]
Devereux, PJ; Fan W. (2011) 'Earnings Returns to the British Education Expansion'. Economics of Education Review, 30 (6):1153-1166. [Details]
Devereux, Paul J. and Robert A. Hart; (2011) 'A Good Time to Stay Out? Strikes and the Business Cycle'. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 49 (s1):s70-s92. [Details]
Black, Sandra E., Devereux, Paul J., and Kjell G. Salvanes; (2011) 'Too Young to Leave the Nest? The Effects of School Starting Age'. Review of Economics and Statistics, 93 (2):455-467. [Details]
Black, Sandra E., Devereux, Paul j., and Kjell G. Salvanes; (2011) 'Older and Wiser? Birth Order and IQ of Young Men'. CESifo Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, 57 (1):103-120. [Details]
Devereux, Paul J. and Robert A. Hart; (2010) 'Forced to be Rich? Returns to Compulsory Schooling in Britain'. Economic Journal, 120 (549):1345-1364. [Details]
Black, S.E., Devereux, P.J. and K.G. Salvanes; (2010) 'Small Family, Smart Family? Family Size and the IQ Scores of Young Men'. Journal of Human Resources, 45 (1):33-58. Available Online [Details]
Black S.E., Devereux P.J., and K.G. Salvanes; (2009) 'Like Father like Son? A Note on the Intergenerational Transmission of IQ Scores'. Economics Letters, 105 (1):138-140. Available Online [Details]
Devereux P.J. and G. Tripathi; (2009) 'Optimally Combining Censored and Uncensored Datasets'. Journal of Econometrics, 151 (1):17-32. Available Online [Details]
Ackerberg D.A. and P.J. Devereux; (2009) 'Improved JIVE Estimators for Overidentified Linear Models with and without Heteroskedasticity'. Review of Economics and Statistics, 91 (2):351-362. Available Online [Details]
Black, S. E., Devereux, P. J., Salvanes, K. G., ; (2008) 'Staying in the classroom and out of the maternity ward? The effect of compulsory schooling laws on teenage births'. Economic Journal, 118 (530):1025-1054. [Details]
Devereux, Paul J., Hart Robert A.; (2007) 'The Spot Market Matters: Evidence on Implicit Contracts from Britain'. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 54 (5):661-683. Available Online [Details]
Black, SE; Devereux, PJ; Salvanes, KG; ; (2007) 'From the cradle to the labor market? The effect of birth weight on adult outcomes'. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122 (1):409-439. [Details]
Devereux, P; (2007) 'Improved Errors-In-Variables Estimators for Grouped Data'. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 25 (3):278-287. [Details]
Paul J. Devereux; (2007) 'Small-sample bias in synthetic cohort models of labor supply'. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 22 (4):839-848. Available Online [Details]
Devereux, P with Robert Hart; (2006) 'Real Wage Cyclicality of Job Stayers, Within-Company Job Movers, and Between-Company Job Movers'. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 60 (1):105-119. [Details]
Paul J. Devereux & Daniel A. Ackerberg; (2006) 'Comment on 'The case against JIVE''. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21 (6):835-838. Available Online [Details]
Devereux, P. and Weisbrod, B.; (2006) 'Does Satisfaction With Local Public Services Affect Complaints (Voice) and Geographic Mobility (Exit)?'. Public Finance Review, 34 (2):123-147. [Details]
Devereux, P (Joint with Sandra Black Kjell Salvanes).; (2005) 'The More the Merrier? The Effect of Family Size and Birth Order on Children's Education'. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120 (2):669-700. [Details]
Devereux, P (Joint with Sandra Black and Kjell Salvanes).; (2005) 'Why the Apple Doesn't Fall Far: Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Education'. American Economic Review, 95 (1):437-449. [Details]
Paul J. Devereux; (2005) 'Do Employers Provide Insurance against Low Frequency Shocks? Industry Employment and Industry Wages'. Journal of Labor Economics, 23 (2):313-340. Available Online [Details]
Devereux, P; (2005) 'Industry Growth and Decline and Changes in the Gender and Education Wage Gaps During the 1980s'. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 58 (4):552-570. [Details]
Devereux, P; (2004) 'Changes in Relative Wages and Family Labor Supply'. Journal of Human Resources, 39 (3):696-722. [Details]
Devereux, P; (2004) 'Cyclical Quality Adjustment in the Labor Market'. Southern Economic Journal, 70 (3):600-615. [Details]
Devereux, P; (2003) 'Changes in Male Labor Supply and Wages'. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 56 (3):409-428. [Details]
Devereux, P; (2002) 'Occupational Upgrading and the Business Cycle'. Labour, 16 (3):423-452. [Details]
Devereux, P; (2001) 'The Cyclicality of Real Wages within Employer-Employee Matches'. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 54 (4):835-850. Available Online [Details]
Altonji, J. and Devereux, P; (2000) 'The Extent and Consequences of Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity'. Research in labour economics, 19 :383-431. [Details]
Devereux, Paul J,; (2000) 'Task Assignment over the Business Cycle'. Journal of Labor Economics, 18 (1):98-124. Available Online [Details]