Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Kerwin Charles

Faculty in Residence
University of Chicago
8/7/17 10/31/18

Kerwin Charles' research focuses on labor and applied microeconomics to explore racial and gender discrimination in the labor market, the propagation of wealth earnings across different generations within a family, the effects of sectoral shocks in the eonomy on labor market participation, how adverse health shocks affect family stability and labor supply, and differences in visible consuption across racial and ethnic groups.

Charles servess as the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, and on the Board of Trustees for NORC. He was formerly the interm Dean at Harris and has previously taught at the University of Michigan.

Charles received his master's and doctorate from Cornell University.