Robert Fairlie is Professor and Chair of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests include entrepreneurship, education, information technology, inequality, labor economics, and immigration. He has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters, two academic books, and numerous government and foundation reports. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Northwestern University and B.A. with honors from Stanford University. He has held visiting positions at Yale University, UC Berkeley, Australian National University, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He has received funding for his research from numerous government agencies and foundations. He has 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 his research, and received a joint resolution from the California Legislature.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7211
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5(3), 211-240
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5983
published in: American Economic Review, 2014, 104 (8), 2567-2591
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5726
published in: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2013, 22 (2), 365-389
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5725
published in: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2013, 22 (2), 207-231
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5203
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30 (1), 146-162
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3718
published in: Small Business Economics, 2009, 33 (4), 375-395
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3713
published as 'Black-White Unemployment and the Business Cycle' in: Demography, 2010, 47 (1), 227-247
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3708
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 29, 2009, 335 - 373