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John Eric Humphries

Assistant Professor of Economics

John Eric Humphries is a labor economist who focuses on topics in education, housing, and policy evaluation. His work in education studies how educational and career dynamics are affected by public policy. Much of this work focuses on how policy affects the acquisition of human capital and the role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in the labor market. His work on housing focuses on the the impacts of eviction on tenants and the rental market. You can read more about his research at

John Eric earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2017. He is a member of the National Bureau of Economics Research, the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity MIP working group, and the CESifo Research Network. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Political Economy: Microeconomics, and the Journal of Human Capital.