Charles Becker

Charles Becker


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Research Professor; Department of Economics, Duke University

Charles Becker (BA, Grinnell; PhD Princeton) joined the Duke faculty in 2003, where he directed the American Economic Association's Summer Program and Minority Scholarship Program (2003-2007). He currently directs the MS program in Economics and Computation run jointly by the Departments of Computer Science and Economics. Becker previously taught at CU-Denver, Vanderbilt, and CU-Boulder. In 2007, he was recognized as a lifetime member of the American Economic Association (AEA) for service to the profession; in 2019 he received the AEA’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession’s mentorship award. He received Duke’s equity, inclusion and diversity award in 2008 and graduate faculty mentoring award in 2014.  

Fields of Interest:

Economic Demography, Transition Economies, Urban and Regional Economics, Health Economics



American Economic Association, awarded lifetime membership for service to the profession, January 2008

Duke University, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award, Spring 2008

Duke University, 2008 Diversity Award, November 2008

Duke University, Graduate School, Faculty Mentoring Award, April 2014

American Economic Association, Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, lifetime

mentoring award, 2019


Current and recent teaching: Econ 345/554 Urban & Real Estate Economics; Econ 490/690 Economic History of the Rise, Fall, and Aftermath of the USSR; Econ 605 MA Microeconomic Theory II; Econ 756-757 Graduate Health Economics sequence

Ongoing research projects involving real estate and spatial data analysis (with links to selected papers), and especially trailer parks, include:

Transition economies:


Overseas teaching, research, and consulting: China, Gambia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Yugoslavia, Zambia