Patrick Bayer
  • Patrick Bayer

  • Professor of Economics
  • Economics
  • 213 Soc Sci, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90097
  • Phone: (919) 660-1800
  • Office Hours: by appointment
  • Homepage
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    Bayer'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.
  • Bio

    Patrick Bayer joined the Duke faculty as an associate professor in 2006 and was promoted to full professor in 2009. He became the chair of the department of economics in 2009, serving two three-year terms in that role. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Patrick received his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1999 and his B.A. in mathematics from Princeton University in 1994. He spent the first seven years of his teaching career as an assistant and then associate professor at Yale University.

    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 research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Urban Economics, and American Economics Journal.

    Patrick has been invited to present his research at universities and conferences across the country on well over a hundred occasions, including the meetings of the American Economics Association, National Bureau of Economic Research, Econometric Society, and Stanford Institute on Theoretical Economics as well as top economics departments including Harvard, Chicago, Stanford, Berkeley, Northwestern, Yale, and Penn

    Over the past decade, Patrick has served on the committees of well over twenty PhD students and as the main advisor for ten students. He currently advises a a number of top PhD students at Duke and is actively engaged in the PhD program more generally.
  • Specialties

    • Urban and Real Estate Economics
    • Economics of Education
    • Industrial Organization
    • Labor Economics / Economics of the Household
  • Working Papers

    • Patrick Bayer and Robert McMillan.
    • (2005).
    • Racial Sorting and Neighborhood Quality.
    • NBER Working Paper
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    • [web]
  • Research Summary

    urban economics, public economics, economics of education, economics of crime
  • Areas of Interest

    Residential Sorting
    Neighborhood and Peer Effects
    Education Demand
    School Competition
    Housing Markets
    Racial Discrimination
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Stanford University,
      • 1999
      • B.A.,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1994
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Economic Inquiry, Best 2009 Article Award for Bayer, Bernheim and Scholz, “Financial Education in the Work Place,
      • Unknown,
      • 2010
      • Researcher (NBER Family Members),
      • National Bureau of Economic Research,
      • January 2004
  • Recent Publications

      • P Bayer, H Fang and R McMillan.
      • (Submitted, 2009).
      • Separate When Equal? Racial Inequality and Residential Segregation.
      • NBER Working Paper
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      • [web]
      • P Arcidiacono, P Bayer, J Blevins and P Ellickson.
      • (Submitted, 2010).
      • Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models in Continuous Time.
      • NBER Working Paper
      • .
      • P Bayer and R McMillan.
      • (Submitted, 2009).
      • Choice and Competition in Local Education Markets.
      • NBER Working Paper
      • .
      • [web]
      • P Bayer, F Ferreira and R McMillan.
      • (Submitted, 2009).
      • Tiebout Sorting, Social Multipliers and the Demand for School Quality.
      • NBER Working Paper
      • .
      • [web]
      • P Bayer and RMK Rueben.
      • (Submitted, 2009).
      • An Equilibrium Model of Sorting in an Urban Housing Market.
      • NBER Working Paper
      • .
      • [web]
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • Marcus Casey
      • 2009/10
  • PhD Students

    • Alvin Murphy
      • 2008
    • Erika Martinez
      • 2011
    • Marcus Casey
      • 2009
    • Elliot Anenberg
      • 2011
    • Randi Hjalmarsson
      • 2005
    • Mainak Sarkar
      • 2005
    • Ulrich Wagner
      • 2006
    • Kyle Mangum
      • 2012
    • Aurel Hizmo
      • 2011
  • Teaching

    • ECON 881.02
      • TOPICS IN APPLIED MICROECON
      • Gray 319
      • TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    • ECON 901.01
      • APPLIED MICROECONOMICS WKSHP
      • Social Sciences 111
      • Tu 03:05 PM-05:45 PM
    • ECON 951S.04
      • APPLIED MICRO RESEARCH
      • Social Sciences 327
      • M 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
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