David Autor
David Autor


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Autor, a member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Research Advisory Board, is Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. His current fields of specialization include labor market impacts of technological change and globalization, earnings inequality, disability insurance and labor supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements.

Autor is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award for his research on labor market intermediation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize in 2008 for outstanding contributions in the field of Labor Economics, and the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award in 2006 given by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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