Kevin Corinth

University of Chicago, USA

IZA World of Labor communicates the latest research on labor market issues with policymakers and the public, working to ensure that policies and public thinking are informed by the best available evidence. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this important mission

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Executive director of the Comprehensive Income Dataset Project at the University of Chicago, USA

Research interest

Homelessness, poverty, and income measurement

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Chief Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, DC (2020–2021)


PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, 2014

Selected publications

  • "Income growth and its distribution from Eisenhower to Obama: The growing importance of in-kind transfers (1959–2016)." In: Furchtgott-Roth, D. (ed.). United States Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020 (with J. Elwell and R. V. Burkhauser).

  • "The geography of unsheltered homelessness in the city: Evidence from '311' calls in New York." Journal of Regional Science (with G. Finley).

  • "Social ties and the incidence of homelessness." Housing Policy Debate 28:4 (2018): 592–608 (with C. Rossi-de Vries).

  • "When warm and cold don’t mix: The implications of climate for the determinants of homelessness." Journal of Housing Economics 41 (2018): 45–56 (with D. Lucas).

  • "The impact of permanent supportive housing on homeless populations." Journal of Housing Economics 35 (2017): 69–84.