Emek Basker

Principal Economist at United States Census Bureau

Emek Basker is a Principal Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri. Her primary area of research is the economics of retail markets and supply chains. Her recent research concerns the impact of innovations and technological changes in the retail sector, including the introduction of barcode scanners and self-service technologies. Since obtaining her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 2002, she has also held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Philadelphia, the University of California-Berkeley, Boston College, and Stanford University.