Gerald R. Marschke's Homepage

Associate Professor

Department of Economics 

University at Albany, State University of New York

Research Associate, NBER


    Gerald Marschke's research has spanned the fields of labor economics, industrial organization, public economics, organizational economics and the economics of science. Prior work has examined how performance-based incentives in (primarily public) organizations affect organizational productivity and worker behavior. Much of his current work focuses on the economics of science and technology. Some of this work attempts to econometrically measure the importance of U.S. scientific and engineering labor markets in determining and directing technological progress. Other work investigates the organization of science and R&D, including the evolution and life cycle of innovating teams and recent trends in scientific collaboration and their impacts on science. In another project, he examines the impact of federal science and R&D funding on scientific, technological, and economic growth. In addition, he is part of a team developing new and innovative metrics to identify high impact and transformative (HITS) science. These metrics will be used to estimate the determinants of HITS science, especially the impact of the changing demographics (e.g., age) of the scientific workforce.

    In addition to teaching at Albany, Professor Marschke has taught at the University at Buffalo and Harvard University. Professor Marschke is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a past Wertheim Fellow of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Personal and Contact Information
  • Email:
  • Department of Economics, University at Albany, SUNY, Building 25, Room 255, 1400 Washington Ave., NY 12222.
  • Phone: 518-339-8679.
  • Personal information:  Resides in Glenmont, NY.  Married with two children.

Links (research, for students, fun): 

NSF Data Linking Workshop, February 29, 2008, Arlington, VA

R&D Agglomeration, NSF Grant NCSE-132428, research materials and drafts




National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

American Economic Association

Society of Labor Economists (SOLE)

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)




NBER U.S. Patent Citations Data

NSF Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT)

NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates

Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States (NRC)

National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) Data




LaTeX Manual (from NASA's website)

The Economist

Los Angeles Dodgers