Zafar Nazarov

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Zafar Nazarov

EDI Extention Faculty
Employment & Disability Institute


Zafar Nazarov joined the Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in November 2010. He is currently working as a Research Associate for the New York Makes Work Pay Medicaid Infrastructure Grant.

Prior to joining EDI, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in population studies at the RAND Corporation. While working at the RAND Corporation, his principal area of interest was in the field of child physical and cognitive development. In particular, he explored causal associations between maternal input choices and child outcomes such as obesity and achievement tests, and his fellowship was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

In his past work, he also explored the effect of Unemployment Insurance benefits on part-time versus full-time reemployment and wages using a variety of novel econometric techniques. His other research interests included the effect of a variety of welfare benefits on work transitions of workers injured at work, the effect of on-job training and education on innovation in transition economies, and the determination of the statistical definition for disability.


Journal Articles

Professional Activities

  • Trends and Outcomes of Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Charges. Chicago IL. 2015.
  • Characteristics of Employers Receiving Charges under the Americans with Disabilities Act . Presented to National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers. Alexandria VA. 2013.
  • Medicaid Buy-In Program Can Reduce Healthcare Expenditures Among People with Disabilities: Evidence From NY State. . Baltimore, MD. 2012.
  • Evaluating the impact of Medicaid Buy-In program on healthcare expenditures in NYS. Presented to Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management Conference. Baltimore, MD. 2012.
  • Characteristics of employers receiving disability discrimination charges . Presented to American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. 2012.
  • Strategies for Implementing Return to Work Practices. Presented to World bank. Washington, DC. 2012.
  • Studying Impact of duration of VR Engagement and receipt of Postsecondary education-related Services on Wage Growth for Individuals with Disabilities: An Empirical Analysis using RSA-911 Data set. . Baltimore, MD. 2011.
  • The Effect of Benefits on Work Transitions of Workers Injured at Work: Evidence from the SIPP 1986-2004. Presented to Rand Corporation. Santa Monica, California.


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