Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Economics
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty
Office: 204 Observatory Hill Office Building and
7418 Sewell Social Sciences Building
Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1211
Robert Haveman is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs and Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at Australian National University. He has published widely in the fields of public finance, the economics of environmental and natural resources policy, benefit-cost analysis, and the economics of poverty and social policy. Recent publications include Succeeding Generations: On the Effects of Investments in Children (with Barbara Wolfe), Russell Sage Foundation, 1994, and Human Capital in the United States from 1975 to 2000: Patterns of Growth and Utilization (with Andrew Bershadker and Jonathan A. Schwabish), Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2003.
Current projects include estimating the adequacy of savings of older workers at and during retirement, evaluating the impacts of the Section 8 housing voucher program, and assessing cross-national patterns of social mobility. He is an award-winning teacher, who continues to teach at the La Follette School, of which he was director from 1988 to 1991. He was director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 1971 to 1975, and Chair of the Department of Economics from 1993-1996.
Professor Haveman has served as senior economist, Subcommittee on Economy in Government, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress. He was a fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in 1991-92, research associate at Resources for the Future in 1964-65 and 1999-1970, Fulbright Siena Professor in 2003, and fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in 1975–1976, 1996–97, 1996-97, and 2007. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Journal of the American Statistical Association.He received his doctorate in economics from Vanderbilt University.
Robert; Kaplan, Thomas; and
Barbara Wolfe. 2011. "The Benefits and Costs of the
Section 8 Housing Subsidy
Program: A Framework and
Estimates of First-Year Effects." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 30, No. 2, 233–255 (2011). Available online.
Carlson, Deven, Robert Haveman, Tom Kaplan, Barbara Wolfe. 2012. "Long-term earnings and employment effects of housing voucher receipt." Journal of Urban Economics 71 (2012) 128–150.
Wolfe, Barbara, Jessica Jakubowski, Robert Haveman and Marissa Courey. 2012. "The Income and Health Effects of Tribal Casino Gaming on American Indians."
Demography. Url: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13524-012-0098-8