Robert Haveman

  • Robert Haveman is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Adjunct Professor of Economics atAustralian National University. He received my doctorate in economics from Vanderbilt University.

    Professor Haveman has published numerous articles and books in the fields of the economics of poverty and social policy (including housing), public finance, and, benefit-cost analysis. His recent published research books 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. His current research involves three large studies in which statistical analysis is based on survey-based demographic and economic information—a comprehensive evaluation of the work, earnings, mobility, family structure impacts of the Section 8 housing voucher program, estimation of the adequacy of savings of older workers at and during retirement, and an assessment of cross-national patterns of social mobility. His research studies have been published in Demography, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Economic ReviewReview of Economics and Statistics,Quarterly Journal of Economics.

    He has served as Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 1971 to 1975, Director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin-Madison) from 1988-1991, and Chair of the Department of Economics from 1993-1996. Professor Haveman also served as Senior Economist, Subcommittee on Economy in Government, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress from 1967-69. He was a fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in 1991-92, a research associate at Resources for the Future in 1964-65 and 1999-1970, the Fulbright Siena Professor in 2003, and Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in 1975–1976, 1996–97, 1996-97, and 2007.