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Patrick Bayer, Professor (on leave, Fall 2015)

Patrick Bayer
Contact Info:
Office Location:  228D Social Sciences Building
Email Address: send me a message
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Office Hours:

by appointment

Urban and Real Estate Economics
Economics of Education
Industrial Organization
Labor Economics / Economics of the Household
Research Interests: urban economics, public economics, economics of education, economics of crime

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.

Areas of Interest:

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


Urban • Education • Public • Labor • Segregation • Social Interactions • discrimination education • school choice • school competition • housing markets • house proce dynamics • mortgage crisis • peer effects • neighborhood effects • crime • urban economics • urban sprawl • migration

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Alvin Murphy  
  • Erika Martinez  
  • Marcus Casey  
  • Elliot Anenberg  
  • Randi Hjalmarsson  
  • Mainak Sarkar  
  • Ulrich Wagner  
  • Kyle Mangum  
  • Aurel Hizmo  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Marcus Casey (2009)  
Working Papers   (More Publications)

  1. Patrick Bayer and Robert McMillan, Racial Sorting and Neighborhood Quality, NBER Working Paper no. 11813 (December, 2005) [html]
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Patrick Bayer, Bryan Ellickson, Paul Ellickson, Dynamic Asset Pricing in a System of Local Housing Markets, American Economics Association Papers and Proceedings (May, 2010) [Housing]
  2. P. Bayer, R. McMillan, Choice and Competition in Education Markets, NBER Working Paper (Submitted, April 30, 2010)
  3. Peter Arcidiacono, Patrick Bayer, Jason Blevins, and Paul Ellickson, Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models in Continuous Time, NBER Working Paper (Submitted, 2010)
  4. Peter Arcidiacono and Patrick Bayer and Aurel Hizmo, Beyond Signaling and Human Capital: Education and the Revelation of Ability, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics no. 13951 (2010) [html] [retirement]
  5. P. Bayer, R. Hjalmarsson, S. Anwar, Jury Discrimination in Criminal Trials, NBER Working Paper (Submitted, 2010)

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