Research interests: Labor economics. Unions and workplace organization; role of firms and institutions in inequality; China innovations and science workforce ; Environmental economics: China air filtration project.
Henry Lee Professor of Economics Director, Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University
Research interests: Education, inequality, and race. Education reform, social interactions, and police use of force. Fryer's work combines economic theory, empirical evidence, and randomized experiments to help design more effective government policies.
Research interests: Urban and public economics, microeconomic theory. Cities, economic growth, and law and economics, with a focus on determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission.
Research interests: Economic historian and labor economist. Women in the U.S. economy; female labor force; income inequality, technological change, and education; the gender gap in pay; college women's achievement of career and family; increase of women's employment in their mature and older years.
Research interests: Labor economics and the economics of social problems. History of U.S. economic inequality and the roles of technological change and the pace of educational advance in affecting the wage structure. Impacts of neighborhood poverty on low-income families.
Currently working with Claudia Goldin on a major project studying the evolution of career and family choices and outcomes for U.S. college men and women.
Research interests: Behavioral economics, development economics, and corporate finance. Has worked on a wide variety of topics, includingimpact of poverty on mental bandwidth; whether CEO pay is excessive; using fictitious resumes to measure discrimination; showing that higher cigarette taxes makes smokers happier; modeling how competition affects media bias; and a model of coarse thinking.
His latest research focuses on using machine learning to better understand human behavior.
Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and of Social Studies
Research interests: Labor economics and the economics of education. Barriers preventing workers from achieving efficient employment outcomes; barriers preventing students from optimally investing in human capital; and the effects of social networks on the labor market.
Assistant Professor of Economics Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows (2014-2016)
Research interests: Public economics and labor economics. 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. Empirical effects of taxation on inequality, incomes, human capital, and innovation.