Peter Benjamin Meyer
Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Division of Productivity Research and Program Development
|Fields of Interest
||Sources and effects of technological change; occupational classification; economic history; history of technology.
Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, 2001
A.B., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1988
Research Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2001-present
Software Engineer/Senior Software Engineer, Symantec Corp, 1988-1994
Selected Publications, Working Papers, and Presentations
- “A Catapult of Riches: the invention of the airplane and its industry.” 2015. Chapter 8 of Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development, edited by Greif, Kiesling, and Nye. Princeton U Press.
- “An Inventive Commons: Shared Sources of the Airplane and Its Industry.” 2014. Chapter 10 of Governing Knowledge Commons, edited by Frischmann, Madison, and Strandburg. Oxford U Press.
- “The Airplane as an Open Source Invention.” Revue Economique 64:1, (January 2013), pp. 115-132.
- “Statipedia: a platform for collaboration across statistical agencies” (2009 FCSM conference presentation, with Jim Buszuwski)
- “Statipedia: a platform for collaboration across statistical agencies” (2010 conference paper with Jim Buszuwski)
- “Workplace organization and innovation.” (with Cindy Zoghi and Robert D. Mohr) Canadian Journal of Economics (May 2010)
- “Who had an occupation? Changing Boundaries in Historical U.S. Census Data.“ Historical Social Research (2009)
- “Network of Tinkerers: A Model of Open-Source Technology Innovation” (2007)
- “Updated unified category system for 1960-2000 Census occupations” (2010)
- “Proposed Category System for 1960-2000 Census Occupations” (2005)
- “Turbulence, Inequality, and Cheap Steel” (2005)
- “Episodes of Collective Invention” (2003)
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