Department of Economics

Middletown, CT 06459

Wendy L. Rayack

Associate Professor of Economics


Phone: (860) 685-2358

Fax: (860) 685-2781

Office: PAC 327

Mailing Address

Department of Economics

Public Affairs Center

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT 06459

Course Links:


"Do Men Who's Wives Work Really Earn Less," with Joyce Jacobsen, AEA Paper and Proceedings, Vol. 86, no. 2, pp. 268-273, May 1996.

"Fixed and Flexible Nominal Wages: Evidence from Panel Data," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, January 1991, pp. 288-298.

"False Fears of Wage-led Inflation," Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., July/August 1988, pp. 1-23. Reprinted in Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, September/October 1988, pp. 12-20, and in Annual Editions: Macroeconomics 90/91, 8th ed., Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc., Guilford, CT, 1989, pp. 133-141.

"The Impact of Recessions on Two-Parent Families: An Analysis of Earnings-sensitivity by Family Income Class," Public Finance Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 1988, pp. 101-128.

"Sources and Centers of Cyclical Movement in Real Wages: Evidence from Panel Data," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Fall 1987, Vol. X, No. 1, pp. 3-21.

"Chronology of Major Fiscal and Monetary Policies, 1960-1977," Committee Print, Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives, January 1978.

Current Research

The Impact of Welfare Reform on the Labor Market for Low-Wage Workers.

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