10th Annual CHCS Employment Conference - Recent Trends in the Labor Market - October 17–18, 2019
Amanda Agan joined the Rutgers University economics department of in fall 2016. Her research focuses on the economics of crime and labor economics. Agan's research has analyzed the unintended consequences of policies such as sex offender registration and ban-the-box laws. She has published studies in the Journal of Law and Economics and the Journal of Empirical and Legal Studies. Prior to joining Rutgers University, she was a postdoctoral research associate in the economics department and the industrial relations section at Princeton University. She received her bachelor's degree in economics from George Mason University and her PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.
Jan Eeckhout is professor of economics at UPF Barcelona, where he has also been chairman of the Department of Economics and Business. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Political Economy. His work has featured in the media, including in outlets such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Vox News, and Bloomberg. Eeckhout has been a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the University College London. He has also been the Louis A. Simpson visiting professor at Princeton University, a visiting professor at New York University's Stern School, and a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been editor of the International Economic Review and is currently on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Dynamics and the Journal of Economic Theory. He is past editorial board member of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a fellow of the European Economic Association and a member of the Academia Europaea. He received his PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.
Émilien Gouin-Bonenfant is an assistant professor of economics at Columbia University. His research uses a combination of theory and data to shed light on questions related to labor market dynamics and inequality. He earned a PhD in economics from University of California, San Diego.
Robert E. Hall is the Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and professor of economics at Stanford. His research focuses on the overall performance of the U.S. economy, including unemployment, capital formation, financial activity, and inflation. Hall has served as president, vice president, and Ely lecturer of the American Economic Association and is a distinguished fellow of the association. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economists, and the Econometric Society. Hall chairs the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was a member of the National Presidential Advisory Committee on Productivity. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Erik Hurst is the V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is also the current deputy director of the University of Chicago's Becker-Friedman Institute. He is a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and a coeditor of the National Bureau of Economics Macroeconomics Annual. From 2014 to 2017, Hurst served as a coeditor for the Journal of Political Economy. Hurst's research on labor markets, consumer theory, housing markets, regional economics, mortgage markets, and entrepreneurship has appeared in top economic journals and is frequently cited in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Hurst earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1993 from Clarkson University. He earned a master's degree in economics and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.
Henry R. Hyatt is a senior economist in the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau, which he joined in 2009. He is a research fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Gregor Jarosch is an assistant economics professor at Princeton University. His research interests include macroeconomics, labor, and search. He received a PhD from the University of Chicago.
John Kennan is the Juli Plant Grainger Distinguished Chair in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has held visiting faculty positions at University College London, Yale University, the University of Melbourne, and Stanford University, among other institutions, and was a professor at the University of Iowa and Brown University. Kennan is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and the Econometric Society and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Society for Economic Dynamics, the Irish Economic Association, and the European Economic Association. Kennan's current professional appointments include positions as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as an affiliate of the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Research on Poverty. Between 2003 and 2008, he served as coeditor of the Journal of Labor Economics. Kennan earned his bachelor's degree from University College Dublin and his doctorate from Northwestern University.
Ilse Lindenlaub is an assistant professor of economics at Yale University. She studies sorting, search, and matching both from micro- and macroeconomic perspectives. Her current research projects focus on sorting with multidimensional heterogeneity, matching with prematch investment, and on-the job search as a driver of business cycles. She received a PhD in economics at the European University Institute in Italy.
Ryan Michaels is an economist and economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, where he has worked since 2015. He went to the Philadelphia Fed after five years on the faculty at the University of Rochester. Most of his work pertains to the macroeconomics of the labor market, with research on the source of trends in long-run male labor supply and the role of microeconomic frictions in aggregate employment dynamics. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.
Simon Mongey is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his PhD in economics from New York University in 2017 and was a junior scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis during 2017 and 2018.
Giuseppe Moscarini is a professor of economics at Yale University, codirector of the Macroeconomics Research Program at the Cowles Foundation for Economic Research, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Economic Fluctuations and Growth program, where he also cochairs the working group on the Micro and Macro Perspectives on the Aggregate Labor Market. He is a former Editor of Theoretical Economics and a Sloan Research Fellow. Moscarini's research primarily aims to shed light on aggregate labor market fluctuations, through a combination of measurement and new theory. He has also worked extensively on pricing and monetary policy and on the theory of demand for information. Moscarini received his Laurea in Economia from the Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza." He received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Fabrizio Perri first became affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 1997 as an associate analyst in the Research Department. He was a senior economist in 2004 and 2005 and is now a monetary adviser. His past positions include professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, Università Bocconi, and the William Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at New York University. In addition to his work for the Minneapolis Fed, Fabrizio has taught at several universities, including Northwestern University, UCLA, University of Texas and University of Wisconsin. He has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of Italy, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia. He is also an affiliate of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Fabrizio's research focuses on business cycles, international macroeconomics, and inequality. His articles have appeared in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, and the Review of Economic Studies. Currently, he is an associate editor at the American Economic Review. He received his master's degree and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Luigi Pistaferri is a professor of economics at Stanford University. Pistaferri's research mainly focuses on household choices: consumption, saving, portfolio allocation, labor supply, and time use. He is the Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic and Policy Research and a fellow of the Econometric Society, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economics and Policy Research, and IZA. From 2012 to 2017, he was a coeditor of the American Economic Review. He holds a PhD in economics from University College, London.
Melinda Pitts is the research center director of the Center for Human Capital Studies in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her major fields of study are health and labor economics. Prior to joining the Bank in 2002, Pitts was an assistant professor of economics at Georgia State University. Pitts has published in several journals, including the Review of Economics and Statistics, the American Economic Review, Archives of Internal Medicine, and Southern Economic Journal. She also contributes to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog. She received her bachelor of arts in economics from Clemson University and her master's degree and doctorate in economics from North Carolina State University.
Richard Rogerson joined the faculty of Princeton University in 2011, where he is the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. He has held faculty positions at the University of Rochester, New York University, Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Pennsylvania, and Arizona State University. His teaching and research interests are in macroeconomics and labor economics. His published work includes papers on labor supply and taxes, business cycle fluctuations, the effects of labor market regulations, financing of public education, and development. He has held several editorial positions, most recently as editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and associate editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics. He previously served as coeditor of the American Economic Review and associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and the International Economic Review. He is the director of the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a fellow of the Econometric Society. Rogerson serves as an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Center for Human Capital Studies. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Robert Shimer is the department chair and the Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Chicago faculty in 2003, he taught at Princeton University. He is a consultant at the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Chicago, a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Fellow for IZA Institute of Labor Economics, a fellow of the Econometric Society, an International Fellow at the Dale T. Mortensen Centre of the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, an economic theory fellow in the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was the cochair of the National Bureau of Economic Research's economic fluctuations and growth macro perspectives group and has served as editor of the Journal of Political Economy. Shimer's research focuses on search frictions, the mismatch between workers' human capital and geographic location and the skill requirements and location of available jobs, and duration dependence in the exit rate from unemployment. He is the author of Labor Markets and Business Cycles and has published in many leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Literature, and American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. Shimer serves as an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Center for Human Capital Studies. He received his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Isaac Sorkin is an assistant professor of economics at Stanford University. His research focuses on labor markets. He received a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and a master's and PhD from the University of Michigan.