Simon Jäger (Ph.D. in Economics, '16) has been awarded the Upjohn Institute's 2016 Dissertation Award for best dissertation in employment research. His work combines experimental and quasi-experimental methods with large, administrative datasets to shed light on the functioning of labor markets and the origins and consequences of inequality.
Currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq) in Bonn, Jäger joins the MIT faculty in fall 2017 as Assistant Professor of Economics. Learn more about his research:
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See also Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award Winners