Assistant Professor of Education
Peter Blair is an assistant professor of education at Harvard University and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also serves as the principal investigator of the Blair Economics Lab at Clemson University. His group's research in applied microeconomic theory focuses on occupational licensing, labor market discrimination, residential segregation, and supply-side issues in higher education. The BE Lab also studies questions related to education and economic growth in the developing world. Blair has given academic talks and public lectures at universities across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Asia. He is also regularly invited to give seminars at regulatory agencies and policy institutes, including the Federal Reserve Banks and Federal Trade Commission. His group's work on occupational licensing has been featured in leading business publications, including The Wall Street Journal. Blair received his Ph.D. in applied economics from the Wharton School, his M.A. in theoretical physics from Harvard University, and his B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from Duke University.
- 2019, The labor market consequences of ex-offender licensing laws, $80,000