Justin Wolfers, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, at the University of Michigan. He is also a Senior Fellow at 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 at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn; a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London; an International Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy; and a Fellow at the CESifo Group in Munich. He is a popular teacher, a columnist for Bloomberg View, and a frequent contributor to the public debate.
Previously, Dr. Wolfers was an Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as a visiting professor at Princeton University; an Assistant Professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business; and an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Dr. Wolfers' research focuses on labor economics, macroeconomics, law and economics, social policy, and behavioral economics. He advises Gallup on global well-being and economics.
Dr. Wolfers earned his doctorate in economics from Harvard University and was a Fulbright, Knox, and Menzies Scholar. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics in his native Australia at the University of Sydney in 1994, winning the University Medal.