Labor and Public Economics

Program Director(s)


Labor Economics and Public Finance at Yale covers a broad range of research, including the development of individual careers, effects of taxes and welfare programs on lifecycle decisions of individuals, wage and employment determination, education economics, voting and local public finance, the analysis of racial and gender discrimination.

Overview of Courses

Courses offered by the group at both graduate and undergraduta level reflect the richness and breadth of the research agenda. The group meets at least three times a week, including a Labor/Public Finance breakfast and Lunch where the Ph.D students develop their research ideas and a weekly workshop mainly with external speakers.

Program Conferences

See the Conference page for all listings (formally called Structural Microeconomics).

Program Visitors

(for contact info, see Visiting Faculty page)


  • Fu, Chao,
    University of Wisconsin-Madison