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Description: Description: Description: W:\public_html\rob.jpg  Robert W. Fairlie               
  Professor of Economics
  University of California, Santa Cruz            

  Email: rfairlie@ucsc.edu                                         
  NBER

 

Vita                      Research

I am a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). My research interests include entrepreneurship, education, information technology, racial and gender inequality, labor economics, and immigration. 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.

 

Recent Research on the Impacts of COVID on Small Businesses and Workers

 

• The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Owners: The First Three Months after Social-Distancing Restrictions, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 2020

PDF (First version SIEPR WP, NBER WP)

Selected Media: WashPost#1, WP#2, NYTimes#1, NYT#2, WSJ#1, WSJ#2, PBS, CBS, CNBC#1, CNBC#2, USA Today, Bloomberg, BBC, Forbes, Vox, National Geographic, KAZU, KTVU, CNBC#3

Featured Interview: JEMS

 

• Early Evidence of the Impacts of COVID-19 on Minority Unemployment (with Ken Couch and Huanan Xu) Journal of Public Economics, 2020

PDF (First version SIEPR WP, NBER WP)

 

• Gender and the COVID-19 Labor Market Downturn (with Ken Couch and Huanan Xu)

SIEPR WP

 

• Did the $660 Billion Paycheck Protection Program and $220 Billion Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Get Disbursed to Minority Communities in the Early Stages of COVID-19? (with Frank Fossen)

NBER WP

Selected Media: The Conversation

 

• Sales Losses in the First Quarter of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from California Administrative Data (with Frank Fossen)

NBER WP

Selected Media: WSJ

 

 

Congressional Testimony

U.S. House of Representatives, Feb. 2021

Written: PDF

Hearing Video: Video (55 mins in)

 

California State Assembly, Feb. 2021

Written: Testimony

Hearing Video: Video (57 mins in)

 

 

Senate Bills

New Senate Bill by Senators Schumer, Booker, Harris, and others citing research

New bills signed by Governor Gavin Newsome citing research

 

 

Recent Estimates for Impacts on Small Business Owner Activity

(These are updates to estimates reported in PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excel Version of Figure and Tables

 

 

Additional Information

NBER COVID-19 Video

UCSC University Forum Video

IZA World of Labor Commentary