Robert W. Fairlie
Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Cruz
Phone: (831) 459-3332
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Research Associate, NBER
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 a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and a Research Associate in the NBER. I was the Chair of the Economics Department from 2013 to 2016. My research interests include entrepreneurship, education, information technology, inequality, labor economics, and immigration. I have published my research in a wide range of economics journals (e.g. AER, AEJ: Applied, AEJ: Policy, EJ, RESTAT, JOLE, JPubE, JHR, JHE, EER, JEMS), journals in other related fields (e.g. JAMA: Surgery, Management Science, JPAM, Demography), academic books (e.g. MIT Press), edited volumes, and government reports. 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 am routinely interviewed by the media (e.g. NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, PBS) to comment on economic and policy issues.
I was recognized recently by the California State Congress with a joint resolution.
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