Faculty Director

Description

The Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets brings together leading UChicago scholars from across campus to address questions about the factors that influence outcomes for the employee, the firm, and the larger economic landscape. Labor markets are shaped by economic growth, and the Initiative will investigate the broader impact of economic growth on the development of labor markets. Do some industrial sectors benefit more than others? Are all income levels benefiting equally? Are some geographic regions falling behind?

Among many avenues of inquiry, UChicago faculty are leading efforts focused on modern labor markets in developed economies to measure the rate at which jobs disappear, to identify what causes firms to shed jobs, and what forces in the economy make it easier or harder for people to find new work with better performing firms.

Research Professionals

Marcus Lim
Adam Oppenheimer
Arnstein Vestre
Yifan Xu
Jiada Ye

Associated Scholars

Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven J. Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Manasi Deshpande

Assistant Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Erik Hurst

Frank P. and Marianne R. Diassi Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth; Deputy Director, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Thibaut Lamadon

Assistant Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Magne Mogstad

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jack Mountjoy

Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Matthew J. Notowidigdo

Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Health Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Heather Sarsons

Neubauer Assistant Professor of Economics and Diane Swonk Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Jul 21, 2021

Let Me Work From Home, or I Will Find Another Job

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Jun 30, 2021

How Americans Respond to Idiosyncratic and Exogenous Changes in Household Wealth and Unearned Income

Mikhail Golosov, Michael Graber, Magne Mogstad, David Novgorodsky
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 28, 2021

Task Based Discrimination

Erik Hurst, Yona Rubinstein, Kazuatsu Shimizu
Topics:  Employment & Wages

Associated News

Media Mention Aug 26, 2021

Will remote work become the norm?

Crain's Chicago Business; Steven Davis
Media Mention Aug 10, 2021

Will the Pandemic Productivity Boom Last?

New York Times; Steven Davis
Media Mention Aug 6, 2021

Big Tech’s big problem: Let employees stay home from expensive campuses or ‘risk losing 30% of their workers’

Marketwatch; Steven Davis
Topics:  Employment & Wages