Biographical sketchRyan D. Edwards is an associate professor of economics at Queens College in the City University of New York, where he has taught since 2006. He is also a member of the doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan, a faculty associate of the CUNY Institute for Demography Research (CIDR), and a research associate in health economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley and Harvard University, a member of an Institute of Medicine committee on veterans, a member of a National Research Council panel on immigration, and a staff economist with the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers.
Dr. Edwards earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California at Berkeley in 2002, where he was a predoctoral trainee in demography funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging. He received his undergraduate degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University in 1996. Before arriving at Queens College in 2006, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University and the RAND Corporation.
His research focuses on the economics of population and individual health and other characteristics. Other topics he has studied include the economics of national security, veterans' health and socioeconomic well-being, macroeconomics, formal demography, family economics, and public finance.