February 25, 2011 —  NIRS research is cited in an article regarding the pay of public sector workers.  A great deal depends on the assumptions that researchers make while trying to do proper comparisons between private-sector and public workers.

Keith A. Bender and John S. Heywood, economics professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found that state workers earn 11 percent less than their private-sector counterparts, even including benefits, after other factors like education and age are accounted for. Read the full story here.