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Craig Kerr

Ph.D. – Economics

Experience & Background

Craig joined the Phillips, Fractor & Company, LLC expert team in 2018.  He works on discrimination, class action wage and hour, and other employment matters.  As an Associate Professor of Economics at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona (Cal Poly), Craig teaches courses in Labor and Sports Economics, Microeconomic theory, Research Methods, and Industrial Organization at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Craig also currently serves as the Graduate Coordinator of the Economics department.  Before joining the Cal Poly faculty, Craig taught at the University of Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Richmond.

Craig conducts research predominantly on labor market issues with a current focus on markets for professional athletes.  Craig’s recent publications include: 

  • empirical estimates of wage gaps across U.S. cities
  • ethnic discrimination in Major League Soccer
  • studies on the fundamental value of bitcoin 
  • the effect of psychological pressure on performance in the Professional Golfers’ Association
  • a theoretical model of Urban Economics 


Craig received his B.A. in Economics from Miami University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado, where he taught his first courses in Economics.