Richard Burkhauser
Richard
Burkhauser
Professor Emeritus of Policy Analysis
Policy Analysis and Management

Biography

In 2017 Richard V. Burkhauser became Emeritus Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. Between September 2017 and May 2019 he was a Member of President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers. His professional career has focused on how public policies affect the employment and well-being of vulnerable populations. He has published widely in journals of demography, economics, gerontology as well as public policy. He is currently an AEI Visiting Scholar, IZA Research Fellow and NBER Research Associate.

Previously Burkhauser held tenured Professor positions in the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University and Syracuse University as well as in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. In 2010 he was the President of the Association for Public Policy and Management. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1976. 

See my Curriculum Vitae for current working papers.

See my Curriculum Vitae for a complete record of my publications.

Richard V. Burkhauser joined PAM in 1998. In 2012 he began a joint appointment as a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (University of Melbourne).  He spent January through June at the University of Melbourne and July through December at Cornell University through 2015.  In 2016 he spent part of the year at the University of Melbourne, part at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and part at Cornell. In January 2017 he became Emeritus Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Policy Analysis and Management. He resigned from LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Department of Economics at the University of Texas in September 2017 to become a Member of President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers, a position he held until May 2019. Currently he is an AEI Visiting Scholar, IZA Research Fellow, and NBER Research Associate.

His professional career has focused on how public policies affect the economic behavior and well-being of vulnerable populations, e.g., older persons, people with disabilities, low-skilled workers as well as how levels and trends in income and income inequality have changed in the USA and other countries. 

I taught my last ECON 1110 Introduction to MIcroeconomics class in Fall 2015. I taught my last PAM 4460/ECON 3840 Economics of Social Security class in Fall 2015. 

B.A., Economics, St. Vincent College, 1963-1967
M.A., Economics, Rutgers University, 1967-1969
Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1972-1976

View all people