Description: Description: Description: W:\public_html\rob.jpg  Robert W. Fairlie             
  Department of Economics

  University of California, Santa Cruz          

  Phone: (831) 459-3332
  Research Associate, NBER




Working Papers and Publications

Google Scholar Site

Course Information


Entrepreneurship Data
Non-linear Decomposition Technique for Logit and Probit Models - SAS and STATA Programs
Congressional Testimony and Other Government Presentations        



Short Bio:

I am a Professor 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. Publications from my research have appeared in journals such as the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, AEJ: Applied, AEJ: Policy, ReSTAT, JOLE, JAMA: Surgery, Management Science, JPAM and MIT Press (book). 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 Stanford University, Yale University, UC Berkeley, and Australian National University. I have received funding for my research from the National Science Foundation as well as 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, NPR) to comment on economic and policy issues.


Recent News:

I was recognized by the California State Congress with a joint resolution.

Resolution Text



Some Pictures of UC Santa Cruz


Aeriel View of Campus


UCSC Long Marine Lab



Redwood Trees on Campus