Dr. Randall Filer is a professor of economics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He also serves as the chair of Hunter’s Senate Budget Committee. He teaches courses in the Principles of Economics, Development Economics (MA), Economic Growth (MA), Labor Economics and Economics of the Arts Sector.
Prior to joining the faculty at Hunter, Dr. Filer served as a visiting professor of economics and senior scholar at CERGE-EI in Prague. He also acted as the Central and Eastern European coordinator of the World-Bank sponsored Global Development Network. Dr. Filer is a current 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).
Dr. Filer received his PhD 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. Dr. Filer 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.
Dr. Filer has twice been a Fulbright Scholar as well as a visiting scholar at the Economics Institute, Zagreb, Croatia. He holds over 25 external research grants and has supervised over 30 PhD dissertations and MA theses.