Stephen A. Woodbury

Steve Woodbury is a professor of economics at Michigan State University and a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He researches issues in unemployment, unemployment insurance, and nonwage compensation.

During 1993–1994, he was deputy director of the Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation in the U.S. Department of Labor and during 2014–2015, he was a visiting professor in the economics department at Princeton University.

His work has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Health Economics, National Tax Journal, and Labour Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1981.

Research Highlights

Upjohn Institute participates in 2024 ASSA conference in San Antonio

December 18, 2023 · Research Highlight
Upjohn staff present research each day of the conference

Higher-wage workers can bargain for more pay, others more likely to quit

January 11, 2022 · Research Highlight
Getting a raise in a secondary job can lead to better pay at the primary job, but only for higher-wage workers.

Upjohn Institute staff presenting at 2022 ASSA conference

January 6, 2022 · Research Highlight
The conference was held remotely Jan. 7-9

Study finds up to 7.7 million lost jobs with employer-sponsored health insurance during COVID pandemic in U.S.

October 7, 2020 · Research Highlight
Nearly 7 million dependents affected; disproportionate effects on manufacturing sector, women and workers 35-54

How Will This Recession Be Different?

May 15, 2020 · Research Highlight

Disaster Unemployment Assistance would help gig, contract, self-employed workers affected by COVID-19

March 19, 2020 · Research Highlight
DUA is normally paid to workers who lose their jobs, but do not qualify for regular UI benefits

UI research highlights from 2015

December 24, 2015 · Research Highlight