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David Dorn

UBS Foundation Professor of Globalization and Labor Markets, University of Zurich; Research Affiliate, MIT Shaping the Future of Work Initiative

David Dorn is the UBS Foundation Professor of Globalization and Labor Markets at the University of Zurich where he also serves as director of the interdisciplinary University Research Priority Program “Equality of Opportunity”. He was previously a tenured faculty member at the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) in Madrid and held visiting positions at the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, Boston University, MIT, and the University of Chicago.

Professor Dorn’s research connects the fields of labor economics, international trade, economic geography, political economy, and macroeconomics. In particular, he studies how globalization and technological innovation affect inequality in labor markets and society.

Professor Dorn is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, and the Center for Economic Studies/ifo Institute (CESifo) in Munich. He is a member of the Council of the European Economic Association and was formerly a member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies and an associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association.


Changing Rent-Sharing in the Economy

The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms

Quarterly Journal of Economics

February 2020

David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence Katz, Christina Patterson, John Van Reenen

The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms

Automation, Inequality, and Productivity

Trade Adjustment: Worker-Level Evidence

Quarterly Journal of Economics

September 2014

David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon Hanson, Jae Song

Trade Adjustment: Worker-Level Evidence

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