Charles C. Brown

Charles C. Brown
Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

Survey Research Center
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

Phone: 734.763.6867
Fax: 734.647.1186


Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
A.B., M.A., Boston College, Boston, MA

Research and Projects

Dr. 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, the relationship between employer size and labor market outcomes, and measurement error in survey data. Current work focuses on labor supply of salaried workers and male/female wage differentials by length of workweek.

Selected Recent Publications

Moffitt, R., Schoeni, R. F., Brown, C., Chase-Lansdale, P. L., Couper, M. P., Diez-Roux, A. V., ... & Seltzer, J. A. (2015). Assessing the need for a new nationally representative household panel survey in the United States. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 40(1-4), 1-26.

McGonagle, K. A., Brown, C., & Schoeni, R. F. (2015). The effects of respondents’ consent to be recorded on interview length and data quality in a national panel study. Field Methods, 27(4), 373-390.

Brown, C., & Medoff, J. L. (2003). Firm age and wages. Journal of Labor Economics, 21(3), 677-697.

Bound, J., Brown, C., & Mathiowetz, N. (2001). Measurement error in survey data. Handbook of Econometrics, 5, 3705-3843.

Mathiowetz, N., Brown, C., & Bound, J. (2002). Measurement error in surveys of the low-income population. Studies of Welfare Populations: Data Collection and Research Issues, 157-194.