David Autor

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J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Ford Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Autor is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and the Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)'s Disability Research Center. His current fields of specialization include labor market impacts of technological change and globalization, earnings inequality, disability insurance and labor supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements. David is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award for his research on labor market intermediation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize in 2008 for outstanding contributions in the field of Labor Economics, and the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award in 2006 given by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. David holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

David has served on the review board of J-PAL's Worker Prosperity Initiative.