Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Jacob Robbins is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in inequality and macroeconomics. He was a dissertation scholar at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth in 2017–2018. His research uses theory and data to understand key economic trends in the U.S. economy, such as changes in inequality, the rise of monopoly power, and secular stagnation. His research on secular stagnation was awarded the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics best paper of the year in 2020. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.
- 2016, Secular stagnation and inequality, $59,700
- 2020, Measuring the rise of wealth inequality, capital gains, and income inequality, $35,400