Professor • Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY’s Graduate Center
Ph.D. Economics, Princeton University, 1979
Fields: Labor Economics, Transition Economics, Development Economics
Office: HW 1502
Randall K. Filer is Professor of Economics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and, since 1993, visiting Professor of Economics and Senior Scholar at CERGE-EI in Prague. He is also President of the CERGE-EI Foundation, the largest supporter of economics education in the post-communist transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He serves as the Central and Eastern European Coordinator of the World-Bank sponsored Global Development Network. Professor Filer is a member of the Academic and Governing Boards at the International School of Economics (ISET) in Tbilisi, Georgia and the Scientific Committee of the Croatian National Bank. He is a Research Fellow of IZA (Bonn), CESifo (Munich), and the Manhattan Institute (NYC).
Professor Filer received his Ph.D. from Princeton University where he was affiliated with the Industrial Relations Section and the Office of Population Research. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the ACE program of the European Union, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others and has appeared in leading professional journals including The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The European Economic Review, The Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and The Economics of Transition.
Professor Filer has twice been a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic as well as a visiting scholar at the Economics Institute, Zagreb, Croatia. His commentary has been featured in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC, ABC and Good Morning Saudi Arabia.
“Effect of Terrorism on Foreign Direct Investment” (with Dragana Stanisic) Review of Development Economics, 2015.
“Tax Reform in Georgia and the Size of the Shadow Economy” (with Karine Torosyan) Economics of Transition, 2014.
“Responses of Private and Public Schools to Voucher Funding” (with Daniel Munich) Economics of Education Review, 2013.
“Filtered Historical Simulation VaR and ES: Performance in Developed and Emerging Markets” (with Saša Žiković) Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, 2013.
“Migration Flows and Their Demographic Consequences in the Commonwealth of Independent States” (with Xavier Chojnicki, António Menezes, and Ainura Uzagalieva) Economia Internazionale, 2013.
“A Rise By Any Other Name: Sensitivity of Growth Regressions to Data Source” (with Jan Hanousek and Dana Hajkova) Journal of Macroeconomics, 2008.
“The Impact of Flat-Tax Reforms on the Hidden Economy in Transition Countries” (with Jan Hanousek,Tomas Lichard and Karine Torosyan).
“Determinants of Missing Girls in Caucasian Countries” (with Yaroslava Babich and Maryam Naghsh Nejad).
“Informal Labor Market in the Republic of Georgia” (with Karine Torosyan, Norberto Pignatti and Hartmut Lehmann).
“Sex-Preference, the One-Child Policy and Unregistered Migration in China” (with Xingfei Liu).
“Measuring the Shadow Economy: Endogenous Switching Regressions with Unobserved Separation” (with Tomas Lichard and Jan Hanousek).
“Better Access to Microcredits: Does Geographic Proximity Matter?” (With Nargiza Alimukhamedova and Jan Hanousek).
“Effect of Remittances on Albanian Households Using Matched Successful and Involuntarily Returned Emigrants (with Yali Ozer).