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Areas of Expertise (3)

Labor Economics

Worker-firm Matching



Conrad Miller is an Assistant Professor at Berkeley Haas and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Education (3)

MIT: PhD, Economics 2014

Stanford University: BA, Economics 2009

Stanford University: BS, Mathematics 2009

Honors & Awards (4)

American Economic Journal Best Paper Award


W.E. Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award

Co-winner 2014

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

2013 – 2014

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2009 – 2012

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2015

2015 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business 2014 – 2015, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University

Media Appearances (2)

The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

The New York Times  online


President Lyndon B. Johnson’s executive order 11246 in 1965 prohibited contractors from discriminating based on race, color, religion and national origin and required them to take affirmative steps to ensure equal opportunity. His order accelerated the hiring of women and minorities as federal contractors and it encouraged integration. But even after these companies were no longer contracting with the government and subject to Johnson’s regulations, they continued to hire Black workers at higher rates, according to research by Asst. Prof. Conrad Miller. “Any given employer, there’s many different ways in which they could staff their company, there’s different paths they could end up on...A role regulation can play is it can affect what path a company takes.”

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Can temporary affirmative action policies have lasting effects?

American Economic Association  


Author Conrad Miller studies firms that served as federal contractors between 1978 and 2004 and fell under the purview of Executive Order 11246. This sample includes a range of companies, from a major defense contractor building fighter jets for the U.S. Air Force to a small family-owned company providing janitorial services at a local Bureau of Land Management office...

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Working Papers (2)

The Dynamics of Referral Hiring and Racial Inequality: Evidence from Brazil

August 2021

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Firm Sorting, Field of Study, and the Gender Earnings Gap

May 2021

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Selected Papers & Publications (6)

Would Eliminating Racial Disparities in Motor Vehicle Searches Have Efficiency Costs?

Quarterly Journal of Economics (forthcoming)

Benjamin Feigenberg & Conrad Miller

May 2021

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When Work Moves: Job Suburbanization and Black Employment

Review of Economics and Statistics (accepted)

Conrad Miller

May 2021

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Missing Women, Integration Costs, and Big Push Policies in the Saudi Labor Market

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Conrad Miller, Jennifer Peck, and Mehmet Seflek


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Racial Divisions and Criminal Justice: Evidence from Southern State Courts

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Benjamin Feigenberg & Conrad Miller


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The Persistent Effect of Temporary Affirmative Action

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Conrad Miller


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Institutions versus Policies: A Tale of Two Islands

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings

Peter Blair Henry and Conrad Miller

May 2009

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Teaching (2)

Data and Decisions


Data and Decisions