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Honor-A-Colleague: Robert Haveman

2020 Honor a Colleague Recipient

Robert Haveman

Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs and Research Associate

Institute for Research on Poverty/ University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robert Haveman is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs and Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at University of Melbourne (AU). He has published widely in public finance, the economics of environmental and natural resources policy, benefit-cost analysis, and the economics of poverty and social policy. His publications include Succeeding Generations: On the Effects of Investments in Children (Russell Sage Foundation, 1994) which he authored with Barbara Wolfe and Human Capital in the United States from 1975 to 2000: Patterns of Growth and Utilization (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2003) which he authored with Andrew Bershadker and Jonathan A. Schwabish).

His research has included estimating the adequacy of savings of older workers at and during retirement, assessing the impact of health shocks on the assets of retirees, evaluating the impacts of the Section 8 housing voucher program, and analyzing the methods for assessing the employment effects of public policy measures. He is an award-winning teacher, who continues to teach at the La Follette School, of which he was Director from 1988 to 1991. He was Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 1971 to 1975, and Chair of the Department of Economics from 1993-1996.

Professor Haveman has served as Senior Economist on the Subcommittee on Economy in Government, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress. He was a Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in 1991-92, Research Associate at Resources for the Future in 1964-65 and 1999-1970, Fulbright Siena Professor in 2003, and Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in 1975–76, 1996–97, 1996-97, and 2007. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

He received his doctorate in economics from Vanderbilt University.

Individuals Who Contributed to Honoring Robert Haveman

  • Larry Buron
  • David Greenberg
  • Donna Ginther
  • Kevin Hollenbeck
  • Brent Kreider
  • Jonathan Schwabish
  • Timothy Smeeding
  • Craig Thornton
  • David Weimer
  • Kathryn Wilson
  • Glenn Blomquist
  • Timothy Smeeding

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The Society would like to express our gratitude to David Weimer for coordinating and implementing this campaign in Bob’s honor.