Steven Durlauf

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Steven Neil Durlauf
Born (1958-08-12)August 12, 1958
Fields Economics, public policy
Institutions University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alma mater Yale University
Thesis Essays in Econometrics and Macroeconomics (1986)
Doctoral advisor Peter C. B. Phillips
Notable awards 2009 Laurits R. Christensen Professorship, 2011 Vilas Professorship

Steven Neil Durlauf (born August 12, 1958) is an American economist known for his research into income inequality and poverty.[1] He is the William F. Vilas Research Professor and Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Durlauf received his B.A. from Harvard University in economics in 1980, and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1986, also in economics.[2]

Honors, awards and positions[edit]

Durlauf received the Vilas Professorship in 2011 and the Laurits R. Christensen Professorship in 2009. He has been a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2011. Since 1997, he has also been a fellow of the Econometric Society.[3] He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Literature.[4]


  1. ^ Schmid, John (15 December 2014). "Website ranks Wisconsin as 'worst state for black Americans'". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 
  2. ^ Durlauf, Steven. "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). University of Wisconsin. 
  3. ^ "Steven Durlauf". University of Chicago. 
  4. ^ "Steven Durlauf". University of Wisconsin.