David Neumark is an expert on labor market economics and a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He also is the Co-Director of UCI’s Center for Population, Inequality, and Policy. He has testified in numerous matters involving employment discrimination, including the role of age, gender, and race in compensation and hiring disparities.
Dr. Neumark graduated with a B.A. in economics in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, with Honors. He went on to complete his M.A. in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1987 in economics from Harvard University. His fields were labor economics and econometrics. His dissertation was entitled Male-Female Differentials in the Labor Force: Measurement, Causes and Probes, and published in parts in the Journal of Human Resources.
Dr. Neumark’s research interests include minimum wages and living wages, affirmative action, sex differences in labor markets, the economics of aging, and school-to-work programs, and has also done work in demography, health economics, development, industrial organization, and finance. His work has been published in economics journals like the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at IZA, Institute for the Study of Labor.
Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University
M.A. in Economics, Harvard University
B.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Economics, University of California – Irvine, 2005 – Present
Research Fellow, IZA, Institute for the Study of Labor, 2004 – Present
Professor, Michigan State University, 1994 – 2004
Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1995 – Present
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1989 – 1994