Professor Emeritus of Economics and Research Professor Emeritus
611 Tappan Ave.
217 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220
phone: 734-763-3036 (Lorch Hall); 734-763-6867 (SRC)
Charlie Brown is an empirically-oriented Labor Economist. His past research has focused on topics such as compensating differentials, effects of minimum wage laws and of EEO policies, the determinants of enlistment and re-enlistment in the military, and the relationship between employer size and labor market outcomes.
Professor Brown's current research focuses on (1) measurement error in survey data, (2) incentives provided by pension plans, early-retirement "windows" and merit pay for workers nearing retirement, and (3) gender wage differences for part time work. He is also a Research Professor at the Survey Research Center, where he is Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and a Co-Investigator with the Health and Retirement Study.
- Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
- Measurement Error and Data Quality
- Pre-Retirement Incentives - Pensions, Early-Out Windows, and Pay Setting
- Gender-Wage Relationship Among Part-Time Workers