Robert W. Fairlie
Professor and Chair of Economics
Department of Economics
Engineering 2 Building
University of California, Santa Cruz
Entrepreneurship Data – The Kauffman Index: Startup Activity
Non-linear Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition Technique for Logit and Probit Models - SAS and STATA Programs
Congressional Testimony and Other Government Presentations
I am Professor and Chair of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Research Associate in the NBER. My research interests include entrepreneurship, education, information technology, inequality, labor economics, and immigration. I have published in many top journals in economics (e.g. AER, AEJ: Applied, AEJ: Policy, EJ, RESTAT, JOLE, JPubE, JHR, JHE) and other related fields (e.g. JAMA: Surgery, Management Science, JPAM, Demography), book chapters, two academic books, and numerous government and foundation reports. My recent book on entrepreneurship, race and economic opportunity published with MIT Press won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award. I received a Ph.D. and M.A. from Northwestern University and B.A. with honors from Stanford University. I have held visiting positions at Yale University, UC Berkeley, Australian National University, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). I have received funding for my research from numerous government agencies and foundations, and have testified to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Department of Treasury, and the California State Assembly regarding the findings from my research.
I was recognized by the California State Congress with a joint resolution.
New Center for Entrepreneurship
Research Noted in New York Times