Labor Economics

Chris Foote

Christopher Foote

Professor of the Practice of Economics

Christopher L. Foote, a senior economist and policy advisor in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, currently serves as advisor to the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision making.... Read more about Christopher Foote

Littauer Center 109

Federal Reserve Bank Address:
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
p: 617-496-0832
Richard 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.... Read more about Richard B. Freeman

National Bureau of Economic Research
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
p: 617-588-0303
Roland Fryer

Roland Fryer

Professor of Economics

Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, 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.... Read more about Roland Fryer

Littauer Center 208
p: 617-384-9373
Larry 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.... Read more about Lawrence Katz

Littauer Center 224
p: 617-496-5079
Mandy Pallais

Amanda Pallais

Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics
On Leave Academic Year 2022-2023

Amanda Pallais a Professor of Economics at Harvard University.  Formerly, she was the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies. 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.

 

Staff Support: Eric Unverzagt

Littauer Center 234
p: 617-495-2151
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
Stefanie Stantcheva

Stefanie Stantcheva

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy

Stefanie Stantcheva is a Professor at Harvard University. 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.

Littauer Center 232
p: 617-496-2614