Randall K. Q. Akee
Research Fellow

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Akee Randall Akee is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Public Policy. He completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University in June 2006.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Randall earned a Masters degree in International and Development Economics at Yale University. He also spent several years working for the State of Hawaii Office of Hawaiian Affairs Economic Development Division.

His main research interests are Labor Economics, Economic Development and Migration.

From August 2006 until August 2009 he was a Research Associate at IZA, where he also served as Deputy Program Director for Employment and Development. Since September 2009, he has been an IZA Research Fellow. Prior to UCLA, he was an Assistant Professor 2009-2012 at Tufts University and spent a year at the Center for Labor Economics at University of California, Berkeley for AY 2011-2012.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10416  Randall K. Q. Akee
Donna Feir
Excess Mortality, Institutionalization and Homelessness Among Status Indians in Canada
6754  Randall K. Q. Akee
Miriam Jorgensen
Uwe Sunde
Constitutions and Economic Development: Evidence from the American Indian Nations
(revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Comparative Economics)
6226  Randall K. Q. Akee
Arjun S. Bedi
Arnab K. Basu
Nancy Chau
Transnational Trafficking, Law Enforcement and Victim Protection: A Middleman Trafficker's Perspective
(revised version published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2014, 57 (2), 349-386)
5142  Randall K. Q. Akee
Arnab K. Basu
Nancy Chau
Melanie Khamis
Ethnic Fragmentation, Conflict, Displaced Persons and Human Trafficking: An Empirical Analysis
(published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing: 2010)
5135  Randall K. Q. Akee
Emilia Simeonova
William Copeland
Adrian Angold
Jane E. Costello
Does More Money Make You Fat? The Effects of Quasi-Experimental Income Transfers on Adolescent and Young Adult Obesity
(published as 'Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers', American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5 (2), 1-28)
5120  Randall K. Q. Akee
Mutlu Yuksel
Skin Tone's Decreasing Importance on Employment: Evidence from a Longitudinal Dataset, 1985-2000
(revised version published as 'The Decreasing Effect of Skin Tone on Women's Full-Time Employment' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2012, 65 (2), 398-426)
3897  Randall K. Q. Akee
Mutlu Yuksel
A Note on Measures of Human Capital for Immigrants: Examining the American Community Survey and New Immigrant Survey
3520  Randall K. Q. Akee
William Copeland
Gordon Keeler
Adrian Angold
Jane E. Costello
Parents’ Incomes and Children’s Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment
(published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2010, 2 (1), 86-115)
3268  Randall K. Q. Akee
Who Leaves and Who Returns? Deciphering Immigrant Self-Selection from a Developing Country
(revised version published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2010, 58 (2), 323-344.)
3263  Randall K. Q. Akee
Errors in Self-Reported Earnings: The Role of Previous Earnings Volatility
(published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2011, 96 (2), 409 - 421)
3250  Randall K. Q. Akee
David A. Jaeger
Konstantinos Tatsiramos
The Persistence of Self-Employment Across Borders: New Evidence on Legal Immigrants to the United States
(published in: Economics Bulletin, 2013, 33(1), 126-137)
2452  Randall K. Q. Akee
The Babeldaob Road: The Impact of Road Construction on Rural Labor Force Outcomes in the Republic of Palau
2438  Randall K. Q. Akee
Checkerboards and Coase: Transactions Costs and Efficiency in Land Markets
(revised version published as 'Checkerboards and Coase: The Effect of Property Institutions on Efficiency in Housing Markets' in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2009, 52 (2), 395-410 )