Areas of Expertise (3)
Conrad Miller is an Assistant Professor at Berkeley Haas and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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
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.”
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...
Working Papers (3)
Would Eliminating Racial Disparities in Motor Vehicle Searches Have Efficiency Costs?
February 2021 Quarterly Journal of Economics (conditionally accepted)
Firm Sorting, Field of Study, and the Gender Earnings Gap
When Work Moves: Job Suburbanization and Black Employment.
August 2020 Review of Economics and Statistics (revise and resubmit)
Selected Papers & Publications (4)
Missing Women, Integration Costs, and Big Push Policies in the Saudi Labor MarketAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Conrad Miller, Jennifer Peck, and Mehmet Seflek
Racial Divisions and Criminal Justice: Evidence from Southern State CourtsAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy
Benjamin Feigenberg & Conrad Miller
The Persistent Effect of Temporary Affirmative ActionAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Institutions versus Policies: A Tale of Two IslandsAmerican Economic Review Papers and Proceedings
Peter Blair Henry and Conrad Miller
Data and Decisions
Data and Decisions