Labor Economics

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich

Assistant Professor of Economics

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich is an assistant professor of economics at Harvard. His research focuses on macroeconomics, finance, and labor economics. Gabriel received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2013. From 2009-2010, he served as an economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He received his A.B. (magna cum laude) in Social Studies from Harvard in 2005.

Littauer Center M-7
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Richard B. Freeman

Richard B. Freeman

Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics

Richard B. Freeman is currently serving as Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School. He directs the National Bureau of Economic Research/Sloan Science Engineering Workforce Projects, and is Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. Freeman received the Mincer Lifetime Achievement Prize from the Society of Labor Economics in 2006. In 2007 he was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics. In 2011 he was appointed Frances Perkins Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

National Bureau of Economic Research
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Roland Fryer

Roland Fryer

Henry Lee Professor of Economics

Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, founder and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard, and a former junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. Fryer has published papers on topics such as the racial achievement gap, the causes and consequences of distinctively black names, affirmative action, the impact of the crack cocaine epidemic, historically black colleges and universities, and acting white.

Littauer Center 208
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Claudia Goldin

Claudia Goldin

Henry Lee Professor of Economics

Claudia Goldin is an economic historian and a labor economist. Her current research concerns women in the labor force and the economics of higher education.  Her previous work has covered a wide array of topics including slavery, emancipation, the economic impact of war, immigration, New Deal policies, inequality, and technological change.  She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of many societies including the Econometric Society, the Society of Labor Economists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She has been the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program for more than two decades.  Goldin is the current president of the American Economic Association.

Littauer Center 229
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Maximilian Kasy

Maximilian Kasy

Assistant Professor of Economics

Maximilian Kasy received his Ph.D. in May, 2011, from UC Berkeley and became assistant professor at the Harvard Economics Department in the fall of 2012, after spending one year at UCLA.

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Lawrence Katz

Lawrence Katz

Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics

Lawrence F. Katz's research focuses on issues in labor economics and the economics of social problems. He is the author (with Claudia Goldin) of The Race between Education and Technology (Harvard University Press, 2008), a history of U.S. economic inequality and the roles of technological change and the pace of educational advance in affecting the wage structure. Katz also has been studying the impacts of neighborhood poverty on low-income families as the principal investigator of the long-term evaluation of the Moving to Opportunity program, a randomized housing mobility experiment.

Littauer Center 224
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James Medoff

James Medoff

Meyer Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry
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Amanda Pallais

Amanda Pallais

Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies

Amanda Pallais is the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the barriers preventing workers from achieving efficient employment outcomes and students from optimally investing in human capital. Her research has explored the extent to which the cost of developing a reputation acts as a barrier preventing workers from entering the labor market. It has shown how manager bias can depress the job performance of minorities, how small changes in college application fees can dramatically affect the college application choices of low-SES students, and how financial aid can improve college outcomes for low-income students. Pallais received her B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2011.

Littauer Center 234
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Stefanie Stantcheva

Stefanie Stantcheva

Assistant Professor of Economics

Stefanie Stantcheva is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Department of Economics. She is a former Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2014. Stefanie's research focuses on the optimal design of the tax system, taking into account important labor market features, more complex social preferences, and long-term effects such as human capital acquisition and productive investments by firms. 

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