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Zafar Nazarov

Zafar Nazarov

Research Associate
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Zafar Nazarov joined the Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in November 2010. He is currently working as a Research Associate for the New York Makes Work Pay Medicaid Infrastructure Grant.

Prior to joining EDI, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in population studies at the RAND Corporation. While working at the RAND Corporation, his principal area of interest was in the field of child physical and cognitive development. In particular, he explored causal associations between maternal input choices and child outcomes such as obesity and achievement tests, and his fellowship was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

In his past work, he also explored the effect of Unemployment Insurance benefits on part-time versus full-time reemployment and wages using a variety of novel econometric techniques. His other research interests included the effect of a variety of welfare benefits on work transitions of workers injured at work, the effect of on-job training and education on innovation in transition economies, and the determination of the statistical definition for disability.


PhD 2009 – University of North Carolina at Chaple Hill, Economics
M.S. 2004 – New Mexico State University, Agricultural Economics and Experimental Statistics
B. S. 2002 – Tashkent Institute of Finance, Finance