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Zachary Bleemer

Zachary Bleemer

Assistant Professor of Economics

Zach Bleemer studies labor economics and economic mobility in the United States. His current research uses natural experiments to examine the net efficiency and equity ramifications of educational meritocracy, with recent studies on race-based affirmative action, race-neutral alternatives to affirmative action, and university policies that restrict access to high-demand college majors. Professor Bleemer is a research associate at Opportunity Insights and at the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Studies in Higher Education. He holds a PhD in economics from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in economics, philosophy, and mathematics from Amherst College.




PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2021
BA, Amherst College, 2013