Jay Stewart

Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA, and IZA, Germany

All too often, academic research is inaccessible to policymakers. IZA’s World of Labor makes this research more accessible by providing policymakers with concise summaries of policy-relevant research on a wide range of topics

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Division Chief, Division of Productivity Research and Program Development, Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA

Research interest

Labor economics, productivity, hours measurement, time use research

Past positions

Research Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA, 1991–2009; Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, USA, 1989–1991


PhD Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989

Selected publications

  • “Cyclical variation in labor hours and productivity using the ATUS?” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 103:3 (2013) (with M. Burda and D. S. Hamermesh).

  • “How does nonmarket production affect measured income inequality?” Journal of Population Economics 24:1 (2011) (with H. Frazis).

  • “Why do BLS hours series tell different stories about trends in hours worked?” In: Abraham, K. G., J. R. Spletzer, and M. J. Harper (eds). Labor in the New Economy, NBER Studies in Income and Wealth. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010 (with H. Frazis).