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"Let your interests and passions guide you in choosing the questions you ask, but keep those passions out of the answers you form."

--Richard Musgrave

Summary

Boal's my name. Coal's my game.

Publications

Refereed journal articles

Boal, William M. 1990. "Unionism and Productivity in West Virginia Coal Mining." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 43 (4): 390-405. [See "Replication" below.]

Boal, William M. 1992. "The Unionization of West Virginia Coal, 1900-1935: A Chronology."

Boal, William M. 1993. "Testing for Employer Monopsony in Turn-of-the-Century Coal Mining."

Boal, William M. 1994. "Estimates of Unionism in West Virginia Coal, 1900-1935." Labor History 35 (3): 429-441.

Boal, William M. 1994. "Union Response to Mechanization in U.S. Bituminous Coal." Labour Economics 1 (3/4): 243-267.

Boal, William M. and John H. Pencavel. 1994. "The Effects of Labor Unions on Employment, Wages, and Days of Operation: Coal Mining in West Virginia." Quarterly Journal of Economics 109 (1): 267-298.

Boal, William M. 1995. "Testing for Employer Monopsony in Turn-of-the-Century Coal Mining." RAND Journal of Economics 26 (3): 519-536.

Boal, William M. and Michael R. Ransom. 1997. "Monopsony in the Labor Market." Journal of Economic Literature 35 (1): 86-112.

Boal, William M. 2006. "New Estimates of Paid-up Membership in the United Mine Workers, 1902-29, by State and Province." Labor History 47 (4): 537-546.

Boal, William M. 2009. "The Effect of Minimum Salaries on Employment of Teachers: A Test of the Monopsony Model." Southern Economic Journal 75 (3): 611-638.

Boal, William M. 2009. "The Effect of Unionism on Accidents in U.S. Coal Mining, 1897-1929." Industrial Relations 48 (1): 97-120. [See "Errata" below.]

Boal, William M. (forthcoming). "The Effect of Unionism on Productivity: Evidence from a Long Panel of Coal Mines." Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Other publications

Boal, William M., Price V. Fishback and Shawn Kantor. 1994. Why Did Coal Miners Work So Few Hours? Labor-Leisure Choice in the Face of Severe Time Constraints.

Boal, William M. and Michael R. Ransom. "Monopsony in American Labor Markets." January 2002. Published in the EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History at http://www.eh.net/encyclopedia/boal.monopsony.php.

Working papers

Working papers

Boal, William M. 1992. "The Unionization of West Virginia Coal, 1900-1935: A Chronology." (PDF)

Boal, William M. 2016. "The Effect of Unionism on Accidents in U.S. Coal Mining, 1897-1929: Errata." (PDF)

Boal, William M. 2016. "What Could Early Unions Do for Workers? The Case of Illinois Coal Mining in the 1880s." (PDF)

Boal, William M. 2017. "Work Intensity and Worker Safety in Early Twentieth-Century Coal Mining." (PDF)

Boal, William M. 2016. "Unionism and Productivity in West Virginia Coal Mining: A Replication Study." (PDF)