Justin Wolfers is joining the University of Michigan as a Professor of Economics, and also a Professor of Public Policy. He is also a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, co-editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research; a Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn; a Research Affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London; an International Research Fellow with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and a Fellow of the CESifo, in Munich.
He was previously an Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, and an Assistant Professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia. Dr. Wolfers earned his Ph.D. in economics in 2001 from Harvard University, and was a Fulbright, Knox and Menzies Scholar. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics his native Australia at the University of Sydney in 1994, winning the University Medal.
Wolfers' research focuses on labor economics, macroeconomics, law and economics, social policy and behavioral economics. Beyond research, he is a popular MBA teacher, a sometime blogger, a columnist for Bloomberg View, and a commentator for public radio’s Marketplace program.