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. 2566
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2009, 22 (4), 827-858
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2201
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2012, 58 (2), 279-306
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2039
published in: G. Borjas (ed.), Mexican Immigration in the United States, NBER-C, 2007, 123-158
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1917
published in: Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 2005, 30(4), 305-316
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1912
Daniel O. Beltran, Kuntal K. Das, Robert W. Fairlie
published as 'Home Computers and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the NLSY97 and CPS ' in: Economic Inquiry, 2010, 48 (3), 771-792
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1296
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2007, 60 (2), 225-245