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Stéphane Bonhomme

The Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Economics, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics

University of Chicago

Stéphane Bonhomme is a French economist currently at University of Chicago, where he is the Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Economics. Bonhomme specializes in microeconometrics. His research involves latent variable modeling, modeling of unobserved heterogeneity in panel data, and its applications in labor economics, in particular the analysis of earnings inequality and dynamics.

In parallel, he has held different editorial positions, including Managing Editor at the Review of Economic Studies (2011-2015), Co-editor of the Econometric Society Monograph Series (2018-2021), Associate Editor of the Journal of Econometrics (2018-2021), and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Methods. Currently, he is the Editor of Quantitative Economics.Since 2018, he is co-director of the Big Data Initiative at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.

Andrea Weber


Department of Economics and Business

Central European University

Andrea Weber is an applied labor economist and her current research focuses on the interaction of labor markets with social insurance systems, the dynamics of unemployment, gender differences in the labor market, applied econometrics, and the mobility of workers in the European Union. Her work has been cited 5880 times according to Google Scholar.

Andrea Weber received her Doctorate at the Vienna University of Technology in 2002. Prior to joining CEU, she was professor of labor economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, professor of economics at the University of Mannheim, and visiting assistant professor at UC Berkeley.



Abi Adams-Prassl

Professor &

Associate Head (External Engagement)

Department of Economics

University of Oxford

Abi Adams is a professor of Economics at the University of Oxford. She is the co-founder of the Covid Inequality Project. They provide real-time survey information on the labour market impacts of the pandemic to provide decision-makers with timely information on economic security and the effectiveness of policy initiatives. Their work is regularly featured in news outlets around the world and has been drawn upon by multiple UK government departments and Select Committees.

Her research sits within Applied Microeconomics, often focused on the econometrics of consumer and family choice. Her research has three main themes. First, she develops empirical methods to bring new models of decision-making to data. Second, she exploits large-scale datasets to better understand modern labour markets. Third, she develops frameworks for quantifying access to justice in the UK legal system.


Hitoshi Shigeoka


Graduate School of Public Policy

University of Tokyo

Hitoshi Shigeoka's research field is applied microeconomics, especially health economics. These include analyses of how patients respond to the price of health care, how physicians react to the financial incentives, how the expansion of health insurance coverage affects utilization and supply of health care, how the repeal of federal prohibition affects infant mortality in the US, and how the introduction of face-mask mandates affect the case growth of COVID-19, and the introduction of vaccine mandates in vaccine uptake in Canada.

He applies state-of-art statistical techniques to many kinds of data including administrative data, survey data, and data from a laboratory experiment. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He obtained Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 2012.Hitoshi Shigeoka joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2021.


David Dorn


Department of Economics

University of Zurich

David Dorn is a Swiss economist and currently the UBS Professor of Globalization and Labor Markets at the University of Zurich.His research focuses on the interplay between globalization and labour markets. In 2014, his research was awarded the Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

In 2014, he accepted a position as Professor of International Trade and Labor Markets at the University of Zurich, where he was promoted to the UBS Chair of Globalization and Labor Markets in 2019. He maintains affiliations with the Centre for Economic Policy Research, CESifo, and the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. In terms of professional service, Dorn performs or has performed editorial duties at the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Review of Economic Studies.

David Dorn's research interests include labour markets, globalization, technological change and innovation, inequality and social polarization. Dorn ranks among the top 2% of economists registered on IDEAS/RePEc in terms of research output. He is a frequent co-author of David Autor (MIT).

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Department of Economics

Stanford University

Alessandra Voena is an empirical microeconomist who studies primarily the economics of the family and the economics of science and innovation. She is currently a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and an Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. She has previously taught at the University of Chicago and has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


In 2017, she was awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship and the Carlo Alberto Medal from the Collegio Carlo Alberto. She holds a PhD and an MA in Economics from Stanford University and a Laurea in Economia e Commercio from the Università degli Studi di Torino.

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