Faculty & Staff Directory
Title: Department Chairman
Areas of Expertise
Labor economics, behavioral economics, workplace democracy
PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professional Publications & Contributions
Michael Carr's research and teaching covers a broad range of topics on employment and earnings stability, firm dynamics, and neighborhood effects on individual outcomes, with special focus on the causal role of inequality. His recent work uses experiments, surveys, and other primary data collection to investigate earnings volatility, the effects of inequality on individual and neighborhood outcomes, and the effect of inequality of firm dynamics. Currently, he teaches Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Econometrics, and Behavioral Economics. He has recently begun work funded by the Russell Sage Foundation with co-principal investigator Emily Wiemers to examine earnings dynamics across the earnings distribution.