Bachelor, Haverford College, 1974; Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1976; Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1979.
Assistant professor Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1978—1986. Associate professor economic Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York City, 1986—1991. Professor economic Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, 1991.
Consultant Psychological Consultant, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, since 1976. Professor CERGE-EI, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, since 1993, president CERGE-EI Foundation, since 1999. Senior fellow Manhattan Institute Policy Research, since 1990.
Fellow William Davidson Institute, since 1999, IZA, since 2004, CESifo, since 2004. Central European coordinator Global Development Network, since 1999, chair, International Faculty Committee, International School of Economics Tbilisi State University (ISET), since 2008.
Treasurer The Publick Theatre of Boston, 1984-1993. Executive committee Massachusetts Bay Marine Studies Consortium, Boston, 1983-1986. Member Prague Society International Cooperation, American Economic Association, Industrial Relations Research Association, Population Association American, Association for Cultural Economics, Haverford (Pennsylvania) College Founders Club, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Barbara A.M. Forbes, July 12, 1980.