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Bart Hobijn

Professor of Economics, W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

About Me

Bart Hobijn is a macroeconomist in the Economics Department at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He joined ASU in the summer of 2015, after having been a research economist at the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and San Francisco. Bart’s current research focuses on what drives wage growth of U.S. workers and whether it is being held back by the Great Recession, by a slowdown in the growth of productivity of workers, or by increased globalization and competition from workers abroad.

In addition, he has investigated why people and businesses in poor countries do not adopt more modern technologies, how business’ price setting decisions drive inflation, and how the Great Recession has affected the U.S. labor market.

Bart’s research has been published in top-tier academic journals and his findings have been reported on in many media outlets including Bloomberg, Businessweek, CNN, the Economist Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and, of course, the Onion.

He has his PhD in Economics from New York University and MSc in Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Research Interests:

  • Labor market frictions and unemployment dynamics
  • Economic growth and technology adoption
  • Price setting and measurement of inflation

Courses and Programs taught by Bart Hobijn