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

John Bonney
Arjun Gopinath
Matthew Schwartzman
Yalun Su

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Oct 3, 2019

A Cross-Cohort Analysis of Human Capital Specialization and the College Gender Wage Gap

Carolyn Sloane, Erik Hurst, Dan Black
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Jun 6, 2019

Imperfect Competition, Compensating Differentials and Rent Sharing in the U.S. Labor Market

Thibaut Lamadon, Magne Mogstad, Bradley Setzler
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Mar 4, 2019

Disability and Distress: The Effect of Disability Programs on Financial Outcomes

Manasi Deshpande, Tal Gross, Yalun Su
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages

Associated News

Media Mention Oct 4, 2019

Women are Slowly Pursuing More High-Paying Degrees, but the Pay Gap Remains, Says New Research

CNBC Make It; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
Media Mention Oct 4, 2019

Women Slowly Shifting to Higher-Paying College Majors

Wall Street Journal; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI News Aug 27, 2019

UChicago’s Magne Mogstad Co-authors Memo on Universal Basic Income for Aspen Institute Economic Strategy Group

Magne Mogstad, Director of the BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets and the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty