David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Economics Professor Cambridge, Massachusetts dautor@mit.edu Office: (617) 258-7698

Bio/Research

David Autor is a Professor and Associate Department Head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics. He is also a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (published by the American...

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Bio/Research

David Autor is a Professor and Associate Department Head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics. He is also a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (published by the American Economic Association), and has served on the Board of Editors at the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the Journal of Labor Economics.

Professor Autor received a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1999. Professor Autor is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award for his research on labor market intermediation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and the Sherwin Rosen Prize in 2008 for outstanding contributions in the field of Labor Economics.

Professor Autor is currently a member of the American Economic Association's Standing Committee on Oversight and Operation of Programs (SCOOP). Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Professor Autor spent three years directing efforts in San Francisco and South Africa to teach computer skills to economically disadvantaged children and adults.



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