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Education

University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. Economics, December, 1979.
Carnegie-Mellon University, MS.  Statistics, May 1975.
American University of Beirut, BA. Statistics, February 1974.

Academic Positions

Distinguished Professor of Economics, Syracuse University, 2005-present.
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University, 2005-present.
Chair in Economics (part-time), University of Leicester, 2004-present.
George Summey, Jr. Professor of Liberal Arts, 1993-2005.
Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University, 1988-2005.
Visiting Professor, University of California-San Diego, 2002.
Visiting Professor, University of Arizona, 1996.
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Houston, 1984-1988.
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Houston, 1979-1984.


Research Experience

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University, 2005-present.
Research Fellow, CESifo, Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research, 2003-present.
Equipe de Recherche sur les Marchés (ERMES), Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Research Fellow, 2003-present.
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Research Fellow, 2002.
George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Bush Economics Fellow, 2001.
Private Enterprise Research Center (PERC,) Research Fellow, 1991-2005.
Research Fellow, Center for Public Policy, University of Houston, 1982-1988.
Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1977-1978.
Research Consultant, Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, Fall, 1997.