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, Booth School of Business; 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 Jun 3, 2021

Family Background, Neighborhoods and Intergenerational Mobility

Magne Mogstad, Gaute Torsvik
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 3, 2021

Beyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance

Manasi Deshpande, Lee Lockwood
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Apr 22, 2021

Why Working From Home Will Stick

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages

Associated News

Media Mention May 28, 2021

Social Security Is Rethinking How It Runs Customer Service After Covid

New York Times; Manasi Deshpande
Topics:  COVID-19
Media Mention Apr 26, 2021

Here’s How The Pandemic Will Actually Boost The Economy’s Productivity, According To Goldman Sachs

Forbes; Steven J. Davis
Topics:  Employment & Wages, COVID-19
Media Mention Apr 5, 2021

Who benefits from not paying college athletes? Their coaches, for starters

Chicago Booth Review; Matt Notowidigdo
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training, Employment & Wages