Ronald L. Oaxaca is McClelland Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Arizona. He has taught at the University of Arizona since 1976. Oaxaca received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1971. He taught at the University of Western Ontario (1971-1973) and at the University of Massachusetts (1973-1976). He has held visiting positions at Smith College (1975), Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University (1982), Stanford University Graduate School of Business (1983-84), University of California Santa Cruz (1997), and the Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark (1997).
His research spans the areas of labor market discrimination, experimental economics, and econometrics. Oaxaca has published on a variety of topics including gender wage differentials, unemployment insurance, minimum wages, laboratory tests of job search models, laboratory evaluation of econometric estimators of structural demand and supply models, science and engineering demand and supply, and identification problems in detailed wage decompositions.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2001.