- Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1981
- B.A., Cornell University, 1971
The research interests of Professor Burkett include Bayesian econometrics and behavioral economics, with applications to topics including the environment, health, and international trade. He has held research positions at the Brookings Institution, the Economics Institute of Zagreb, Harvard University, and the University of London. He is the executive director of the Institute for the Study of International Aspects of Competition and on the editorial board of Economic Change and Restructuring.
- Microeconomics: Optimization, Experiments, and Behavior. Oxford University Press, 2006. Pp. xvi, 326.
- The Labor Supply of Nurses and Nursing Assistants in the United States, Eastern Economic Journal, vol. 31, no. 4, fall 2005, pp. 585-99.
- Serving the Medicaid and Medicare Populations: Nursing Labor Market Dynamics. (With Matthew Bodah and Leonard Lardaro.) Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting, Industrial Relations Research Association, 2003, pp. 199-205.
- Comparative Analysis of Reduced-Rank Regression: A Case Study Using Soviet Union Expenditure Data. (With R. Choudary Hanumara and Andrada I. Pacheco.) 2002 Proceedings of the Business and Economic Statistics Section, American Statistical Association, pp. 2592-95. Reprinted in International Journal of Business and Economics, vol. 3, no. 1 (spring 2004), pp. 38-42.
- Marx’s Concept of an Economic Law of Motion. History of Political Economy, vol. 32, no. 2 (summer 2000), pp. 381-94
- Cones of Diversification in a Model of Comparative Advantage. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, vol. 9, no. 2 (June 2000), pp. 193-211.
- Income Distribution, Government Transfers, and the Problem of Unequal Influence. (With William F. Bassett and Louis Putterman.) European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 15 (1999), pp. 206-28.
- Preindustrial and Postwar Economic Development: Is There a Link? (With Catherine Humblet and Louis Putterman.) Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 47, no. 3 (April 1999), pp. 471-95.
- Bureaucratic Behavior Modeled by Reduced-Rank Regression: The Case of Expenditures from the Soviet State Budget. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 34, no. 1 (Feb. 1998), pp. 173-87.
- Self-Managed Market Socialism and the Yugoslav Economy, 1950-91. Comparative Economic Systems: Models and Cases, seventh edition, ed. Morris Bornstein. Burr Ridge, Illinois: Irwin, 1994, pp. 322-52.
- The Supply of Labour by Individuals to a Chinese Collective Farm: The Case of Dahe Commune. (With Louis Putterman.) Economica, vol. 60, no. 240 (Nov. 1993), pp. 381-96. Also published as chapter six in Continuity and Change in China’s Rural Development: Collective and Reform Eras in Perspective, by Louis Putterman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, pp. 177-91.
- Comparative Advantage and Resource Reallocation in Ukraine. The Economy of Ukraine: Past, Present and Future, ed. George Chuchman and Mykola Herasymchuk. Kiev: Naukova dumka, 1993, pp. 206-17.
- Allocation of Investment among Soviet Republics in the 1980s. In The Disintegration of the Soviet Economic System, ed. Michael Ellman and Vladimir Kontorovich, London: Routledge, 1992, pp. 157-73.
- Yugoslav Economic Performance and Prospects: An Analysis Based on a Bayesian Vector Autoregression. In Pressures for Reform in the East European Economies. U.S. Congress, Joint Economic Committee, 1989, vol. 2, pp. 70-83.
- Capitalism, Socialism, and Productivity: An Econometric Analysis of CES and Translog Functions. (With Borislav Skegro.) European Economic Review, vol. 33, no. 6 (July 1989), pp. 1115-33.
- Trends in the Share of Skilled Occupations in Total Employment. International Journal of Manpower, vol. 10, no. 1, (1989), pp. 10-15.
- The Yugoslav Economy and Market Socialism. In Comparative Economic Systems: Models and Cases, sixth edition, ed. Morris Bornstein. Homewood, Illinois: Irwin, 1989, pp. 234-58.
- Soviet Socioeconomic Development: A Fold Catastrophe? Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 29, no. 3, (fall 1987), pp. 70-93. [Correction: vol. 30, no. 1 (spring 1988), p. 127.
- Are Economic Fractures Widening? (With Borislav Skegro.) In Yugoslavia: A Fractured Federalism, ed. Dennison Rusinow. Washington: The Wilson Center, 1988, pp. 142-55.
- Slack, Shortage, and Discouraged Consumers in Eastern Europe: Estimates Based on Smoothing by Aggregation. Review of Economic Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (July 1988), pp. 493-506.