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Timothy Dunne

Timothy Dunne

Research Economist and Policy Adviser

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470
404-498-8543
tim.dunne@atl.frb.org

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  • Biography
  • Research

Biography

Timothy Dunne is a research economist and policy adviser in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His major fields of study are applied industrial economics and labor economics.

Before he joined the Bank in 2013, Dr. Dunne was a vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he led the research department's Regional Issues Group.

Dr. Dunne joined the Cleveland Fed in 2006 as a senior economic adviser. In 2009, he served as Chong K. Liew Professor of Economics at the University of Oklahoma. He returned to the Cleveland Fed in 2010 and was appointed vice president. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, he was director of research in the office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Dr. Dunne earned his bachelor of arts in economics and history from the College of William and Mary and his doctorate in economics from Pennsylvania State University.

Research

Journal Publications

"Entry and Exit and the Determinants of Market Structure," coauthored with Shawn Klimek, Mark Roberts, and Daniel Xu. Rand Journal of Economics. May 2013, forthcoming.

"Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals in Government Procurement Contracting: An Analysis of Bidding Behavior and Costs," coauthored with Daksina DeSilva, Carlos Lamarche, and Georgia Kosmopoulou, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 30 (2012): 377–88.

"Investment Spikes and Uncertainty in the Petroleum Refining Industry," coauthored with Xiaoyi Mu. Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 58 (2010): 190–213.

"The Impact of Public Information on Bidding in Highway Procurement Auctions," coauthored with Dakshina DeSilva, Anu Kankanamge, and Georgia Kosmopoulou. European Economic Review, Vol. 52 (2008): 150–81.

"Exit from Regional Manufacturing Industries: The Role of Entrant Experience," coauthored with Shawn Klimek and Mark Roberts. International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 23 (2005): 399–421.

"Technology Adoption and Workforce Skill in US Manufacturing Plants," coauthored with K. Troske. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 52 (2005): 387–406.

"Wages and Productivity Dispersion in U.S. Manufacturing: The Role of Computer Investment," coauthored with Lucia Foster, John Haltiwanger, and Ken Troske. Journal of Labor Economics. June 2004: 397–430.

"An Empirical Analysis of Entrant and Incumbent Bidding in Road Construction Auctions," coauthored with Georgia Kosmopoulou and Dakshina De Silva. Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 51 (2003): 295–316.

"Sequential Bidding in Auctions of Construction Contracts," coauthored with Georgia Kosmopoulou and Dakshina De Silva. Economic Letters, Vol. 76 (2002): 239–44.

"Gross Employment Flows in Coal Mining," coauthored with David Merrell. Economic Letters, Vol. 71 (2001): 217–24.

"A Comparison of Employment Flows in the Canadian and U.S. Manufacturing Sectors," coauthored with J. Baldwin and J. Haltiwanger. The Review of Economics and Statistics, August 1998: 523–42.

"Capital Adjustment Patterns in Manufacturing Plants," coauthored with M. Doms. The Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 1 (1998): 409–29.

"Technology and Jobs: Secular Changes and Cyclical Dynamics," coauthored with J. Haltiwanger and K. Troske. Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy (1997): 107–78.

"Workers, Wages and Technology," coauthored with M. Doms and K. Troske, Quarterly Journal of Economics. February 1997: 253–90.

"The Role of Technology Use in the Survival and Growth of Manufacturing Plants," coauthored with M. Doms and M. Roberts, International Journal of Industrial Organization. December 1995. Reprinted in Innovation, Evolution of Industry and Economic Growth, Audretsch and Klepperer (eds). The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Series Editor: Mark Blaug, 2000.

"Energy Intensity, Electricity Consumption, and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Usage," coauthored with M. Doms. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. October 1995.

"Wages, Employment Structure and Employer Size-Wage Premia: Their Relationship to Advanced-Technology Usage at US Manufacturing Establishments," coauthored with James Schmitz, Economica, March 1995: 89–107.

"Plant Age and Technology Usage in U.S. Manufacturing Industries." Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 25. No. 3, Fall 1994: 488–99.

"Unionism and Gross Employment Flows," coauthored with D. Macpherson. Southern Economic Journal, January 1994: 727–38.

"The Duration of Employment Opportunities in U.S. Manufacturing," coauthored with M. Roberts. The Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1991: 216–27.

"A Note on Ownership and Performance in Manufacturing Firms," coauthored with D. Macpherson. Southern Economic Journal, April 1991, 1164–69.

"Firm Entry and Post-Entry Performance in U.S. Chemical Industries," coauthored with M. Roberts and L. Samuelson, Journal of Law and Economics, October 1989: 233–71.

"The Growth and Failure of U.S. Manufacturing Plants," coauthored with M. Roberts and L. Samuelson. Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 1989: 671–98. Reprinted in Small Firms and Economic Growth, Zoltan Acs (ed.), The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Series Editor: Mark Blaug, 1997, and reprinted in Innovation, Evolution of Industry and Economic Growth, Audretsch and Klepperer (eds). The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Series Editor: Mark Blaug, 2000.

"Plant Turnover and Gross Employment Flows in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector," coauthored with M. Roberts and L. Samuelson. Journal of Labor Economics, January 1989: 48–71.

"The Patterns of Firm Entry and Exit in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, 1963–1982, coauthored with M. Roberts and L. Samuelson. The Rand Journal of Economics, Winter 1988: 495–515. Reprinted in Small Firms and Economic Growth, Zoltan Acs (ed.), The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Series Editor: Mark Blaug, 1997.

Volumes and Chapters in Books

Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data, with J. Bradford Jensen and Mark Roberts (eds). University of Chicago Press for the NBER, February 2009.

"The Dynamics of Market Structure and Market Size in Two Health Service Industries," coauthored with Shawn Klimek, Mark Roberts, and Yi Xu. In Timothy Dunne, J. Bradford Jensen and Mark J. Roberts (eds), Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data. University of Chicago Press, 2009.

"Issues in the Establishment and Management of Secure Research Sites," in Confidentiality, Disclosure and Data Access: Theory and Practical Applications for Statistical Agencies, P. Doyle, J. Lane, J. Theeuwes, and L Zayatz (eds). Elsevier Science, 2001.

"Job Change in the Manufacturing Sectors of Canada and the United States," coauthored with J. Baldwin and J. Haltiwanger, in The Dynamics of Industrial Competition, J.Baldwin, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 119–52.

"Costs, Demand, and Imperfect Competition as Determinants of Plant-Level Output Prices," coauthored with Mark Roberts. In Empirical Studies in Industrial Organization: Essays in Honor of Leonard W. Weiss, David B. Audretsch and John Siegfried (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992, pp. 13–34.

"Variation in Producer Turnover across U.S. Manufacturing Industries," coauthored with M. Roberts. In Entry and Market Contestability: An International Comparison, P.A. Geroski and J. Schwalbach (eds.). Basil Blackwell, 1991, pp. 187–203.

Other Publications

Review of "Wage Structures, Employment Adjustments and Globalization." Journal of Economic Literature. September 2011.

"The Growing Difference in College Attainment between Women and Men," coauthored with Dionissi Aliprantis and Kyle Fee. Economic Commentary. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, October 2011.

"Foreclosure Metrics," coauthored with Guhan Venkatu. Economic Commentary. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, April 2009.

Comments on "Measuring and Analyzing Cross-country Differences in Firm Dynamics." In Timothy Dunne, J. Bradford Jensen and Mark J. Roberts (eds), Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data. University of Chicago Press, 2009.

"The Growth of Cities in the Fourth District." Economic Commentary. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. August 1, 2007.

Review of "The Economic Impact of ICT: Measurement, Evidence and Implications," Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Journal of Economic Literature, June 2005.

"Discussion of Secondary Data Analysis." In 1991 Annual Research Conference Proceedings, 1991.

"Employer Turnover and Wage Variation," coauthored with M. Roberts. American Statistical Association Proceedings of the 1989 Business and Economics Sections, 1990: 275–80.

Atlanta Fed Working Papers

2013-10
"Entry, Exit, and the Determinants of Market Structure"
Timothy Dunne, Shawn D. Klimek, Mark J. Roberts, and Daniel Yi Xu
October 2013
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