Research/Areas of Interest: The microeconomics of labor markets Demographic economics Economic indicators analysis Business and economic forecasting


  • BA, University of Colorado, United States
  • MA, University of Michigan, United States
  • PhD, University of Tennessee, United States


Robert Nakosteen is a Visiting Professor of Statistics. He is also a Professor of Economics and Statistics at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. His research focuses on the econometrics of labor markets, especially the measurement of labor market outcomes following a major life decision (such as moving, marriage, or divorce). He has published in a variety of academic journals, including Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Regional Science, the Journal of Population Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources, among others. He is a frequent Visiting Researcher at the University of UmeƄ in Sweden, where he works with the extensive socio-economic and demographic data bases available there. His other research track is the area of national and state economic performance. He is the Executive Editor of MassBenchmarks, a quarterly review of economic news and commentary focused on the Massachusetts state economy. In addition to statistics, he teaches micro- and macroeconomics, and business forecasting.
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