Former Associate Researchers
Dr. Fairlie is a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Masters Program in Applied Economics and Finance at UCSC. He was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University and is a research affiliate of the Joint Center for Poverty Research at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. His research interests include ethnic and racial patterns of self-employment, entrepreneurship, access to technology and the "Digital Divide," the effects of immigration on U.S. labor markets, racial patterns in unemployment and job displacement, welfare reform, and education. He has published in numerous refereed journals, edited volumes and has written a book entitled, "Ethnic and Racial Entrepreneurship: A Study of Historical and Contemporary Differences." He has also received grants from the National Science Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Small Business Administration, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Public Policy Institute of California. He has testified to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the California State Assembly, Committee on Utilities and Commerce regarding the findings from his research. Dr. Fairlie holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and a B.A. with honors from Stanford University.