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Randall W. Eberts is an American economist who specializes in the public workforce system, public finance, urban economics, labor economics, infrastructure and productivity, and policies promoting student achievement. He is president of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
His research and expertise focus on the public
workforce development system, with particular emphasis on statistical methodologies to set performance targets and to refer participants to services, [1 ] determinants of student achievement, infrastructure and productivity, [2 ] and factors related to local and regional economic development. Work on economic development includes collaboration with the [3 ] OECD/LEED to examine the role of local partnerships in workforce development and economic development, including an examination of the role of workforce intermediaries in addressing the needs of local businesses by promoting workforce solutions for incumbent workers. [4 ]
Eberts earned a B.A. degree from the
University of California-San Diego in 1973, an M.S. from Northwestern University in 1975, and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Northwestern in 1982.
Prior to joining the Upjohn Institute in 1993 as its executive director, Eberts was associate professor of economics at the
University of Oregon (1983–1987), senior staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors (1991–1992), and assistant vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (1986–1993).
Publications [ edit ]
(co-edited with Richard A. Hobbie). Kalamazoo, Mich.: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2008. Older and Out of Work: Jobs and Social Insurance for a Changing Economy ISBN 978-0-88099-329-6.
(co-edited with David E. Balducchi and Christopher J. O’Leary). Kalamazoo, Mich.: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2004. Labor Exchange Policy in the United States ISBN 978-0-88099-306-7.
(co-edited with Christopher J. O’Leary and Stephen A. Wandner). Kalamazoo, Mich.: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2002. Targeting Employment Services ISBN 978-0-88099-243-5.
(with Joe A. Stone). Kalamazoo, Mich.: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1992. Wage and Employment Adjustment in Local Labor Markets ISBN 978-0-88099-116-2. Structural Changes in U.S. Labor Markets in the 1980s: Causes and Consequences (co-edited with Erica Groshen). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992.
ISBN 978-0-87332-825-8. Economic Restructuring in the American Midwest (co-edited with Richard Bingham). Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990.
ISBN 978-0-79239-066-4. Unions and Public Schools: The Effect of Collective Bargaining on American Education (with Joe A. Stone). Lexington, MA: D.C Heath, Lexington Books, 1984.
Eberts is also the author or co-author of numerous book chapters, reports, journal articles, and
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