David Autor

  • MIT

David Autor is professor of economics at MIT and a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economics. He is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. David is currently engaged in two research programs, one on the growth of labor market intermediation, and the second on job skill demands, technological change, and earnings inequality. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research on labor market intermediation, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and the Sherwin Rosen Prize in 2008 for outstanding contributions in the field of Labor Economics. In 2005, he was awarded the MIT Undergraduate Economics Association’s Teaching Award. David was elected a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2009. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.