Patrick Bayer

Patrick Bayer

Gilhuly Family Distinguished Professor in Economics

External Address: 
236 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1800

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.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1999
  • B.A., Princeton University 1994

Bayer, P., and C. Timmins. “On the equilibrium properties of locational sorting models.” Journal of Urban Economics 57, no. 3 (May 1, 2005): 462–77. Full Text

Bayer, P., R. McMillan, and K. S. Rueben. “What drives racial segregation? New evidence using Census microdata.” Journal of Urban Economics 56, no. 3 (November 1, 2004): 514–35. Full Text