James R. Walker is Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Research Affiliate of the National Bureau of Economics Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Research Associate of the National Opinion Research Center, at the University of Chicago. He received a B.A. in economics and history from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1974, a MBA from Drexel University in 1977, a M.A. in statistics from the University of Chicago in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1986. His doctoral dissertation investigated the effect of public policies on the timing and spacing of births in Sweden. Arising from this work he has published papers in Econometrica and Journal of Population Economics. From June, 1998 through December 2004, served as the Principal Investigator of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort funded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. He is currently working on modeling individual life cycle migration decisions, empirically measuring expectations and life cycle models of fertility, with an emphasis for understanding low fertility in Europe.
James R. Walker joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 1999.