Ron Nakao

Data and Computational Social Science Librarian

Economics Librarian

I am responsible for purchasing Library materials and resources, such as books, journals, and data to support research and teaching in economics.  Contact me if you have questions about our economics collections.

I consult at Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) and can help you with your questions about finding data or using software for social science research or instruction.  

I am Stanford's Representative to two Social Science Data Archives, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (Roper) and can help you access their collections and resources.  

I can assist you in preparing your research proposal's Data Management Plan (DMP) and can work with you to document and share your data with other researchers ( and preserve it for the long-term in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). 


  • PhD, Education, Stanford University
  • MA, Economics, Stanford University
  • BA, Economics, Stanford University
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University