Patrick Mason

Chairperson

Patrick Mason is a Professor of Economics and Director, African-American Studies Program, Florida State University. His areas of interests include Labor Economics, Economics of Social Issues, Political Economy, and Development. His most recent research focuses on 1) the interactions between the race and ethnicity of police officers and the race and ethnicity of drivers with respect to both search rates and enforcement actions by the Florida Highway Patrol; 2) intergenerational mobility, family socioeconomic status, family values, and racial inequality; 3) the economics of identity; 4) the economics of discrimination and inequality; and, 5) culture, values, and inequality. He is also an associate editor of International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition (In-Progress) and co-editor of African Americans in the U.S. Economy (2006).