NBER Reporter: Spring 2001

NBER Profiles

Gordon H. Hanson | Eric A. Hanushek

NBER Profile: Gordon H. Hanson

Gordon H. Hanson is Associate Professor of Economics, Business Economics and Public Policy, and Corporate Strategy and International Business at the University of Michigan and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1992 and his A.B. in economics from Occidental College in 1986.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, Hanson taught at the University of Texas in Austin from 1992 to 1998. Hanson's main research area is international economics and he teaches courses on the subject at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels. His current research addresses how immigration and the globalization of production affect wages, employment, and industry structure in Asia, Mexico, and the United States.

Hanson also has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Mexican Ministry of Trade, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He is on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Economic Geography.

Hanson and his wife, Caty, have two daughters: Thea (3) and Carly (1). In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, and spending time with his family.

NBER Profile: Eric A. Hanushek

Eric A. Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Green Center for the Study of Science and Society of the University of Texas at Dallas.

Born in Lakewood, Ohio, in 1943, Hanushek received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1965 and his Ph.D in economics from MIT in 1968. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-74.

Before joining the Hoover Institution in 2000, Hanushek was professor of economics and public policy at the University of Rochester. He joined the University of Rochester faculty in 1978, having taught at Yale University from1975-8, and at the U.S. Air Force Academy from 1968-73. Hanushek's research concentrates on applied public finance and public policy analysis with special emphasis on education issues.

From 1983 through 1985, Hanushek was Deputy Director of the Congressional Budget Office. He was also a Senior Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers (1971-2) and a Senior Economist at the Cost of Living Council (1973-4). Hanushek was president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in 1988-9, and in 1997 he was selected to be a member of the International Academy of Education.

He and his partner, Macke Raymond, enjoy skiing, squash, and looking after their large yellow dog, Reckless.

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