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Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Professor of Economics

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. B.A. Syracuse University, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin


Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Panel Member, National Academy of Sciences, since 2004
Member, Census Advisory Committee, American Economic Association, since 2001
Recipient of Numerous Grants from the National Science Foundation and the World Bank
Consultant for the World Bank



Productivity, Research & Development, Firms' Entry and Exit Decisions, Environmental Regulation, Manufacturing Industry, Electricity Industry, East Asia.

Selected Publications:

1. "Patterns of Firm Entry and Exit in U.S. Manufacturing Industries," with T. Dunne & L. Samuelson, Rand Journal of Economics, 1988, 19, 495-515.

2. "The Growth and Failure of U.S. Manufacturing Plants," with T. Dunne & L. Samuelson, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1989, 104, 671-698.

3. "The Decision to Export in Columbia: An Empirical Model of Entry with Sunk Costs," with J.Tybout, American Economic Review, 1997, 87, 545-564.

4. "Productivity, Output and Failure: A Comparison of Taiwanese and Korean Manufacturers," with B. Aw & X. Chen, The Economic Journal, 2003, 113, 485-510.

5. "Exit from Regional Manufacturing Markets: The Role of Entrant Experience," with T. Dunne & S. Klimek, The International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2005, 23, 399-421.