R. Jason Faberman

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA

IZA World of Labor is an exciting opportunity to provide policymakers around the world with a review of cutting-edge economic research on the labor market and employment policy. I look forward to the stimulating discussion World of Labor will no doubt create

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Economist & Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA

Research interest

Labor economics (micro and macro), employment and firm dynamics, urban growth and agglomeration

Past positions

Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, USA, 2007–2011; Research Economist, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2003–2007


PhD Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003

Selected publications

  • “The intensity of job search and search duration.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 11:3 (2019): 327–357 (with M. Kudlyak).

  • “Job flows, jobless recoveries, and the Great Moderation.” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 80:2 (2017): 152–170.

  • “The establishment-level behavior of vacancies and hiring.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 128:2 (2013): 581–622 (with S. Davis and J. Haltiwanger).

  • “Labor market flows in the cross-section and over time.” Journal of Monetary Economics, Carnegie-Rochester Series on Public Policy Special Issue 59:1 (2012): 1–18 (with S. Davis and J. Haltiwanger).

  • “The flow approach to labor markets: New data sources and micro-macro links.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 20:3 (2006): 3–24 (with S. Davis and J. Haltiwanger).