Peter Cappelli

The Wharton School
Center for Human Resources
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6358
Tel: 215/898-2722
Fax: 215/898-5908

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NBER Program Affiliations: LS
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania

NBER Working Papers and Publications

February 2019Paying to Program? Engineering Brand and High-Tech Wages
with Prasanna Tambe, Xuan Ye: w25552

Published: Prasanna Tambe & Xuan Ye & Peter Cappelli, 2020. "Paying to Program? Engineering Brand and High-Tech Wages," Management Science, vol 66(7), pages 3010-3028.

September 2016How You Pay Affects How You Do: Financial Aid Type and Student Performance in College
with Shinjae Won: w22604
July 2016What Do Performance Appraisals Do?
with Martin Conyon: w22400

Published: Peter Cappelli & Martin J. Conyon, 2018. "What Do Performance Appraisals Do?," ILR Review, vol 71(1), pages 88-116.

August 2014Skill Gaps, Skill Shortages and Skill Mismatches: Evidence for the US

Published: Peter H. Cappelli, 2015. "Skill Gaps, Skill Shortages, and Skill Mismatches," ILR Review, vol 68(2), pages 251-290.

August 2013Who Says Yes When the Headhunter Calls? Understanding Executive Job Search Behavior
with Monika Hamori: w19295
September 2012A Study of the Extent and Potential Causes of Alternative Employment Arrangements
with J. R. Keller: w18376

Published: P. H. Cappelli & J. Keller, 2013. "A Study of the Extent and Potential Causes of Alternative Employment Arrangements," ILR Review, vol 66(4), pages 874-901.

February 2011Stock Option Exercise and Gift Exchange Relationships: Evidence for a Large US Company
with Martin J. Conyon: w16814
August 2010The Performance Effects of IT-Enabled Knowledge Management Practices
August 2007Are Franchises Bad Employers?
with Monika Hamori: w13327

Published: Peter Cappelli & Monika Hamori, 2008. "Are Franchises Bad Employers?," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, ILR School, Cornell University, vol. 61(2), pages 147-162, January.

March 2006Employee Screening: Theory and Evidence
with Fali Huang: w12071
May 2004The Path to the Top: Changes in the Attributes and Careers of Corporate Executives, 1980-2001
with Monika Hamori: w10507
September 2002Why Do Employers Pay For College?

Published: Cappelli, Peter. “Why Do Employers Pay for College?” Journal of Econometrics 121, 1-2 (August 2004): 213-241.

February 2001External Job Churning and Internal Job Flexibility
with David Neumark: w8111

Published: Neumark, David, and Peter Cappelli. “External Job Churning and Internal Job Flexibility." Industrial Relations (January 2004): 148-82.

October 2000Computers, Work Organization, and Wage Outcomes
with William H. Carter: w7987
June 2000Examining the Incidence of Downsizing and Its Effect on Establishment Performance


  • Neumark, David (ed.) On the Job: Is Long-term Employment A Thing of the Past? New York: Russell Sage, 2000.
  • Excerpted in Monthly Labor Review 123, 8 (August 2000): 40.

Changes in Managerial Pay Structures 1986-1992 and Rising Returns to Skill
with K.C. O'Shaughnessy, David I. Levine: w7730

Published: O'Shaughnessy, K. C., David I. Levine and Peter Cappelli. "Changes In Managerial Pay Structures 1986-1992 And Rising Returns To Skill," Oxford Economic Papers, 2001, v53(3,Jul), 482-507. citation courtesy of

October 1999Do "High Performance" Work Practices Improve Establishment-Level Outcomes?
with David Neumark: w7374

Published: Peter Cappelli & David Neumark, 2001. "Do "high-performance" work practices improve establishment-level outcomes?," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, ILR School, Cornell University, vol. 54(4), pages 737-775, July. citation courtesy of

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