Areas of Interest: Innovation, knowledge generation, scientific workforce, immigration, labor supply
Other affiliations: Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute
Kirk Doran graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2002 and received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2008. His principal research interest is in applied microeconomics, with a particular focus on human capital complementarities. Some of his recent work has focused on the role of externalities, collaboration, and geographic distance in knowledge production. Professor Doran's research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, Economica, Economics Letters, and Innovation Policy and the Economy. At Notre Dame he teaches classes in applied microeconomics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.