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 Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Sep 30, 2020

Temporary Unemployment and Labor Market Dynamics During the COVID-19 Recession

Jessica Gallant, Kory Kroft, Fabian Lange, Matthew J. Notowidigdo
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Sep 8, 2020

On the Use of Outcome Tests for Detecting Bias in Decision Making

Ivan A. Canay, Magne Mogstad, Jack Mountjoy
BFI Working Paper Sep 8, 2020

Reservation Wages and Workers’ Valuation of Job Flexibility: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment

Kuan-Ming Chen, Ning Ding, John List, Magne Mogstad

Associated News

Media Mention Feb 11, 2020

College Major Related to Gender Wage Gap

Inside Higher Ed; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Employment & Wages
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