Profile: Douglas Coate

Professor of Economics

Department of Economics


Douglas Coate is Professor of Economics at Rutgers University in Newark.  His research interests are in applied microeconomics and applied econometrics.   Recent papers include Survival Estimates for Elite Male and Female Olympic Athletes and Tennis Championship Competitors (with Sun), Survival Function Estimates for Champions Tour Golfers (with Schwenkenberg), Social Engagement and Student Body Diversity at Elite American Colleges (with Barrow),  The Effects of Economic Diversity and of Local Taxes on Religious Contributions (with Vanderhoff),  The Effects of County Population Diversity on Contributions, Membership, and Adherents in the Presbyterian Religion and on Adherence in Mainline Protestant Religions (with Vanderhoff),  Disaster and Recovery:  The Public and Private Sectors in the Aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco,  Black-White Appreciation of Owner Occupied Homes in Upper Income Suburban Integrated Communities: The Cases of Maplewood and Montclair, New Jersey (with Schwester),  The Effects of Daylight and Daylight Saving Time on U.S. Pedestrian Fatalities and Motor Vehicle Occupant Fatalities  (with Markowitz).   He has been principal investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, the Agency for Health Care Policy Research, NIH, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuseand Alcoholism, NIH.   He joined the Rutgers’ faculty in 1971 and was a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1976-1988.