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Roger Gordon

Professor of Economics


Roger Gordon graduated from Harvard College in 1972 and received a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1976.  He was an Assistant Professor at Princeton from 1976-80.  He then moved to Bell Labs, where he was a Member of the Technical Staff.  In 1984, he moved to the University of Michigan, first as an Associate Professor, then Professor, and later as the Reuben Kempf Professor of Economcis.  Since 2001, he has been a Professor of Economics at UCSD.  Over the years, he has also been a visiting professor at a wide variety of universities and institutions throughout the world.

In addition to his teaching positions, he is currently Editor of the Journal of Economic Literature, a past editor of Journal of Public Economics, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His research has focused on diverse topics in Public Finance and the Economics of Transition.