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Please see below for a list of my publications in peer-reviewed journals. Please email me for a copy if you are unable to access the papers through the journal's website.

Research: Publications

Burn, Ian, Daniel Firoozi, Daniel Ladd, and David Neumark. “Machine Learning and Perceived Age Stereotypes in Job Ads: Evidence from an Experiment.” Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (22(4): 463 - 489.

Burn, Ian, and Michael E. Martell. “Gender typicality and sexual minority labour market differentials.” British Journal of Industrial Relations 60 (2022): 784-814.

Awards:  Runner-up, Minorities in Economics Best Paper Award, European Economics Association.

Burn, Ian, Patrick Button, Louis Munguia Corella, and David Neumark. “Does ageist language in job ads predict age discrimination in hiring?” Journal of Labor Economics 40.3 (2022): 613-667.

Van Borm, Hannah, Ian Burn, and Stijn Baert. “What does a job candidate’s age signal to employers?” Labour Economics 71 (2021): 102003.


Burn, Ian. “The relationship between prejudice and wage penalties for gay men in the United States.” ILR Review 73.3 (2020): 650-675.

Burn, Ian, Patrick Button, Theodore Figiniski, and Joanne Song McLaughlin “Why retirement, Social Security, and age discrimination policies need to consider the intersectional experiences of older women.” Public Policy & Aging Report 30.3 (2020): 101-106.

Burn, Ian, and Michael E. Martell. “The role of work values and characteristics in the human capital investment of gays and lesbians.” Education Economics 28.4 (2020): 351-369.


Burn, Ian, and Kyle Kettler. “The more you know, the better you’re paid? Evidence from pay secrecy bans for managers.” Labour Economics 59 (2019): 92-109.

Neumark, David, Ian Burn, and Patrick Button. “Is it harder for older workers to find jobs? New and improved evidence from a field experiment.” Journal of Political Economy 127.2 (2019): 922-970.

Neumark, David, Ian Burn, Patrick Button, and Nanneh Chehras “Do state laws protecting older workers from discrimination reduce age discrimination in hiring? Evidence from a field experiment.” The Journal of Law and Economics 62.2 (2019): 373-402.


Burn, Ian. “Not all laws are created equal: Legal differences in state non-discrimination laws and the impact of LGBT employment protections.” Journal of Labor Research 39.4 (2018): 462-497. 

Neumark, David, Ian Burn, and Patrick Button. “Experimental age discrimination evidence and the Heckman critique.” American Economic Review 106.5 (2016): 303-08.

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