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

Christopher Campos

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

Steven J. Davis

On Leave as 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

Anders Humlum

Assistant Professor, Booth School of Business
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

Evan Rose

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Oct 19, 2022

Instrumental Variables with Unordered Treatments: Theory and Evidence from Returns to Fields of Study

Eskil Heinesen, Christian Hvid, Lars Kirkebøen, Edwin Leuven, Magne Mogstad
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Oct 11, 2022

Long Social Distancing

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Sep 12, 2022

Working from Home Around the World

Cevat Giray Aksoy, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Mathias Dolls, Pablo Zarate
Topics:  COVID-19

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