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Robert S. Goldfarb

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*Robert Goldfarb* is a professor of economics and public policy at George Washington University. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at Yale University. His early research and publications were largely in labor economics, covering such topics as

Robert Goldfarb is a professor of economics and public policy at George Washington University. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at Yale University. His early research and publications were largely in labor economics, covering such topics as geographical wage dispersion and the effects of immigration laws. Since the mid-1980s, his research interests have had three branches: economic methodology (e.g., problems in testing economic theories), economics and ethics (e.g, the status of claims that microeconomics should incorporate moral norms); and applied microeconomics and public policy (e.g., why people choose harmful behaviors). He has published widely in academic journals on all these topics. His email is gldfrb@gwu.edu.