Arindrajit Dube is Provost Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His work focuses on labor economics, along with health economics, public finance, and political economy. Some of his current areas of research include wage inequality, the importance of labor market competition, minimum wage effects on employment and inequality; the role of fairness concerns at the workplace; the interplay of behavioral biases and labor market power; the impact of unemployment benefits ; and the role of firm wage policies in explaining the growth in inequality. He has also conducted research on employer health mandates; unions and collective bargaining; outsourcing and sub-contracting; gun laws and violence; capitalization of private information in stock prices. He received his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Development Policy from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Previously, he held positions of visiting Professor at MIT Department of Economics, and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He is a research associate at NBER, and a research fellow at IZA. He is also a senior advisor to the Stone Foundation.
Provost Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Research Affiliate, MIT Shaping the Future of Work Initiative
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