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).