Jan Eeckhout



PhD, London School of Economics

Jan Eeckhout is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra,  BSE Research Professor, and Professor of Economics at University College London. He has teaching and research interests in Macroeconomics, with a special emphasis on the labor market. He studies unemployment, labor market risk, skill diversity, inequality in cities, and the macroeconomic implications of market power.

Professor Eeckhout's work has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Political Economy, and has been supported by several government grants, including funding from the National Science Foundation (US) and the European Research Council (Starting and Advanced Grants), as well as private grants. His work has featured in the media, including outlets such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Vox, and Bloomberg. He has advised over 30 PhD students who have placed in academic positions from Yale to Chicago and from Beijing to Canberra, as well as in non-academic positions.

In the past, Eeckhout has been a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was for 9 years. He has been the Louis A. Simpson Visiting Professor at Princeton University and has taught at NYU Stern and has been a visiting scholar at MIT. At UPF he has been the chairman of the Department of Economics and Business.

He has been editor of the International Economic Review and is currently on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Dynamics and the Journal of Economic Theory, and is past editorial board member of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a fellow of the European Economic Association and a member of the Academia Europaea. He was elected to the Econometric Society in 2019.

Awards, Grants, and Honors

Working Papers


ForthcomingJan Eeckhout and Alireza Sepahsalari

The Effect of Wealth on Worker Productivity

Review of Economic Studies

Recognition Program

Shubhdeep Deb, Jan Eeckhout, Aseem Patel and Lawrence Warren

What Drives Wage Stagnation: Monopsony or Monopoly?

Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol.20, No 6, 2181–2225, December 2022, https://doi-org.sare.upf.edu/10.1093/jeea/jvac060
Open Access       Jan Eeckhout and Xi Weng

Assortative Learning

Economica, Vol.89, No 355, 647-688, July 2022, 10.1111/ecca.12414
Open Access