Patrick Bayer

Department Chair and Professor of Economics
Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research

Research Description

Patrick’s research focuses on wide range of subjects including racial inequality and segregation, social interactions, housing markets, education, and crime. He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada, and the US Department of Education. His most recent work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Environmental Economics, and American Economics Association P&P. He is currently working on projects that explore housing price dynamics, racial discrimination in home sales, dynamic equilibrium in a national system of cities, the microdynamics of neighborhood discrimination, and the impact of the racial composition of juries on criminal trial outcomes.

    • Wed Jul 24
    • New MA Program Structure Brings More Opportunities to Students
    • “These changes bring together our commitment to expand faculty involvement and student support, broaden research opportunities, and increase the number of teaching assistantships and other work opportunities for our MA students,” Department of Economics Chair Patrick Bayer explained. “This will in turn strengthen what is a unique feature of our program. . .

    • Mon Feb 22
    • Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) 2010 Meeting
    • Funded by the National Science Foundation, DITE is an initiative to increase the tenure rates among young minority faculty around the country. "We had excellent participation by our faculty in these sessions last year," said department chair Patrick Bayer. "I hope that we continue the tradition of contributing our time and energy to this important effort."

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