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Columbia Business School
Carson Family Professor of Business

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Professor Sicherman analyzes the roles of education, job training, occupational and job mobility, moonlighting and retirement in the formation of careers. He currently studies the various effects of technological change on the U.S. labor market. In addition, Sicherman works with different medical groups on using cost-benefit analysis in medical decision making. A faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, he is the recipient of research grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Citicorp Behavioral Science Research Council. Sicherman teaches the core course Managerial Economics and the elective Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Teaching

Spring 2017

Managerial Economics (MBA)

Fall 2016

Managerial Economics (MBA)

Summer 2016

Managerial Economics Continued (EMBA)

Spring 2016

Managerial Economics (EMBA)

Summer 2015

Managerial Economics Continued (EMBA)

Spring 2015

Managerial Economics (MBA)
Managerial Economics (EMBA)

Fall 2014

Managerial Economics (MBA)

Summer 2014

Managerial Economics Continued (MBA)

Spring 2014

Managerial Economics (MBA)
Managerial Economics (EMBA)

Fall 2013

Game Theory and Business (MBA)

Summer 2013

Game Theory & Business (MBA)

Spring 2013

Managerial Economics (1.5 cr) (EMBA)

Fall 2012

Managerial Economics (1.5 cr) (EMBA)

Summer 2012

Game Theory & Business (MBA)

Spring 2012

Managerial Economics (1.5 cr) (EMBA)

Columbia Caseworks cases

Relevant Costs for Making Production Decisions: Was General Motors Making the Correct Choice in Producing High Volumes of Autos? (2012)
Coauthor(s): Trevor Harris, Jonah Rockoff, Nachum Sicherman, Catherine Thomas

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NICE Systems Ltd. (2009)
Coauthor(s): Nachum Sicherman

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Research

Journal articles

Technological Change and the Make-or-Buy Decision In The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (2014)
Coauthor(s): Ann Bartel, Saul Lach, Nachum Sicherman

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Why Do Dancers Smoke? Smoking, Time Preference, and Wage Dynamics In Eastern Economic Journal (2006)
Coauthor(s): Nachum Sicherman

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Technological Change and Wages: An Interindustry Analysis In Journal of Political Economy (1999)
Coauthor(s): Ann Bartel, Nachum Sicherman

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Technological Change and Wages: An Interindustry Analysis In Journal of Political Economy (1999)
Coauthor(s): Ann Bartel, Nachum Sicherman

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Technological Change and the Skill Acquisition of Young Workers In Journal of Labor Economics (1998)
Coauthor(s): Ann Bartel, Nachum Sicherman

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Technological Change and the Retirement Decisions of Older Workers In Journal of Labor Economics (1993)
Coauthor(s): Ann Bartel, Nachum Sicherman

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Over-Education in the Labor Market In Journal of Labor Economics (1991)
Coauthor(s): Nachum Sicherman

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Do Workers Prefer Increasing Wage Profiles? In Journal of Labor Economics (1991)
Coauthor(s): George Loewenstein, Nachum Sicherman

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Chapters

Labor Economics In The Economics of Human Systems Integration (2010)
Coauthor(s): Nachum Sicherman

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