Randall K. Filer is Professor of Economics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Visiting Professor of Economics and Senior Scholar at CERGE-EI in Prague. He is also President of the CERGE-EI Foundation and the Eastern European Coordinator of the Global Development Network. Professor Filer received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1979 where he was affiliated with the Industrial Relations Section and the Office of Population Research. He graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors in economics from Haverford College. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the ACE program of the European Union, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others and has appeared in leading professional journals including The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and The European Economic Review. Professor Filer has twice been a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2004.