Associate Professor of Economics
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
As a macroeconomist and public policy scholar, Karabarbounis studies labor markets, inequality, business cycles and international finance. His latest research focuses on topics such as the global decline of labor’s share of income, productivity and capital flows in southern Europe, and the effects of unemployment insurance policy on aggregate outcomes. His research has been published or is forthcoming in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Karabarbounis is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a senior research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and an associate editor at the Journal of Monetary Economics. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2010.