Randall K. Q. Akee

Research Fellow

University of California, Los Angeles

Randall Akee is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Public Policy. He completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University in June 2006.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Randall earned a Masters degree in International and Development Economics at Yale University. He also spent several years working for the State of Hawaii Office of Hawaiian Affairs Economic Development Division.

His main research interests are Labor Economics, Economic Development and Migration.

From August 2006 until August 2009 he was a Research Associate at IZA, where he also served as Deputy Program Director for Employment and Development. Since September 2009, he has been an IZA Research Fellow. Prior to UCLA, he was an Assistant Professor 2009-2012 at Tufts University and spent a year at the Center for Labor Economics at University of California, Berkeley for AY 2011-2012.

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Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6754
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Comparative Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6226
revised version published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2014, 57 (2), 349-386
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5142
published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing: 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5135
published as 'Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers', American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5 (2), 1-28
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5120
revised version published as 'The Decreasing Effect of Skin Tone on Women's Full-Time Employment' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2012, 65 (2), 398-426
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3520
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2010, 2 (1), 86-115
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3268
revised version published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2010, 58 (2), 323-344.
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