Ronald L. Oaxaca is McClelland Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Arizona. He has taught at the University of Arizona since 1976. Oaxaca received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1971. He taught at the University of Western Ontario (1971-1973) and at the University of Massachusetts (1973-1976). He has held visiting positions at Smith College (1975), Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University (1982), Stanford University Graduate School of Business (1983-84), University of California ­ Santa Cruz (1997), and the Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark (1997).

His research spans the areas of labor market discrimination, experimental economics, and econometrics. Oaxaca has published on a variety of topics including gender wage differentials, unemployment insurance, minimum wages, laboratory tests of job search models, laboratory evaluation of econometric estimators of structural demand and supply models, science and engineering demand and supply, and identification problems in detailed wage decompositions.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2001.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 7001
published in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2014, 12(3), 315-338.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2870
Research from this Working Paper Published Separately as "Race and Gender Differences under Federal Sentencing Guidelines" in: American Economic Review , 2012, 102 (3), 256–260 and "Do you receive a lighter prison sentence because you are a woman or a white? An economic analysis of the federal criminal sentencing guidelines" in The BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 14 (1), 1-54
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2305
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2009, 76 (1), 16-31
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1920
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2009, 22 (2), 463 - 499
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1870
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28(2), 267-289
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