Ph.D. Candidate in Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Samuel Young is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include labor and public economics. His current research explores the effect of unemployment insurance on wages, the historical impact of automation on local labor markets, and the measurement of imperfect competition in the United States. Prior to graduate school, he worked at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and received a B.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard University.
- 2019, Measuring firms’ labor market power in the United States, $15,000