Ron Nakao

Social Science Data 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 or social science data 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/BS, Economics/Chemical Engineering, Stanford University