IZA World of Labor
Chad Syverson

University of Chicago, USA

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

J. Baum Harris Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, USA

Research interest

Productivity, industrial organization

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank


PhD in Economics, University of Maryland

Selected publications

  • “Vertical integration and input flows.” American Economic Review (Forthcoming) (with E. Atalay and A. Hortaçsu).

  • “Toward an understanding of learning by doing: Evidence from an automobile plant.” Journal of Political Economy 121:4 (2013): 643–681 (with S. Levitt and J. A. List).

  • “What determines productivity?” Journal of Economic Literature 49:2 (2011): 326-365.

  • “Reallocation, firm turnover, and efficiency: Selection on productivity or profitability?” American Economic Review 98:1 (2008): 394–425 (with L. Foster and J. Haltiwanger).

  • “Market structure and productivity: A concrete example.” Journal of Political Economy 112:6 (2004): 1181–1222.