Department Chair and Professor of Economics
Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research
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.
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."
In its latest list, Tilburg University has slotted Duke University at number 14 in its worldwide rankings for economics schools based on publications between 2004-2008. Duke shares the 14th spot with the University of Michigan.