Associate Professor, University of California- Los Angeles

Participation in DITE: Cohort 7 Fellow

Randall Akee is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and American Indian Studies at UCLA. Previously, he served as a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Akee completed his doctorate at Harvard University in June 2006. Dr. Akee is an applied microeconomist and has worked in the areas of Labor Economics, Economic Development and Migration. Previously, he served on the National Advisory Council on Race, Ethnic, and Other Populations at the US Census Bureau. Dr. Akee co-wrote an National Academies of Sciences commissioned paper on Poverty and American Indian Children in 2017. In 2019, he participated in an NAS research conference focusing on the U.S. Census and Differential Privacy. He is a research fellow at the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.