J. David Brown

Research Fellow

U.S. Census Bureau

J. David Brown graduated from the University of Iowa in 1991 with double degrees in Global Studies and Russian and received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. His fields of interest are Labor Economics and Applied Microeconomics, with a focus on enterprise restructuring issues relevant to transition economies. Currently he is a senior economist in the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation (CERT) and the Central European University Labor Project. He was previously a reader in Finance at Heriot-Watt University (2001-2009) and an assistant professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics and the Stockholm School of Economics (1996-2001). He is the author of several papers on enterprise restructuring in transition economies, including publications in the Journal of Political Economy, the American Political Science Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Regional Science, Economic Development and Cultural Change, the Journal of Comparative Economics, Europe-Asia Studies, and Russian Economic Trends. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2002 and serves in his personal capacity.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12190
forthcoming in: I. Ganguli, S. Kahn, M.MacGarvie (eds.), The Roles of Immigrants and Foreign Students in U.S. Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship,'NBER, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12087
J. David Brown, Misty L. Heggeness, Suzanne M. Dorinski, Lawrence Warren, Moises Yi
forthcoming as 'Predicting the Effect of Adding a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census' in: Demography, 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00803-4
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11662
forthcoming as 'Start-Ups, Job Creation, and Founder Characteristics' in: Industrial and Corporate Change
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9489
J. David Brown, John S. Earle, Yana Morgulis
published in: John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar (eds.), Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges, University of Chicago Press, 2017, 371 - 410.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9267
publlished in: Journal of Finance, 2017, 72 (3), 1039 - 1080
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9261
published as 'Is Privatization Working in Ukraine?' in: Comparative Economic Studies, 2019, 61 (1), 1 - 35
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7544