David Autor

David Autor is a Professor and Associate Department Head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics. He is also a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (pub­lished by the American Economic Association), and has served on the Board of Editors at the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the Journal of Labor Economics.

Professor Autor received a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 1999. His cur­rent fields of spe­cial­iza­tion include human cap­i­tal and earn­ings inequal­ity, labor mar­ket impacts of tech­no­log­i­cal change and glob­al­iza­tion, dis­abil­ity insur­ance and labor sup­ply, and tem­po­rary help and other inter­me­di­ated work arrangements.

Professor Autor is the recip­i­ent of an NSF CAREER award for his research on labor mar­ket inter­me­di­a­tion, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and the Sherwin Rosen Prize in 2008 for out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions in the field of Labor Economics. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and was a recip­i­ent of both the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award given by the Labor and Employment Relations Association (2006) and MIT Undergraduate Economics Association Teaching Award (2005). Professor Autor is cur­rently a mem­ber of the American Economic Association’s Standing Committee on Oversight and Operation of Programs (SCOOP).