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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Steven Durlauf

Steven Durlauf

Expert on economics, economic growth, poverty, inequality, business cycles, crime, public policy, social science methodology

William F. Vilas Research Professor and Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics Work: 608-577-8186 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Poverty/Inequality
  • Economic Growth
  • Business Cycles
  • Capital Punishment/Racial Profiling/Deterrence
  • Discrimination/Affirmative Action


  • Co-Director, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group
  • Editor, New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
  • Editor, Journal of Economic Literature
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Fellow, Econometric Society