Jan Eeckhout is ICREA research professor at UPF, Barcelona. He has teaching and research interests in applied economics, with a special emphasis on the labor market. He studies unemployment, labor market risk, skill diversity, and inequality in cities. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Political Economy, and has been supported by several government grants, including funding from NSF (US) and ERC. Jan Eeckhout has been a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was for 9 years. He has also taught for one year at NYU Stern and visited MIT. He has been an editor of the International Economic Review and is on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Dynamics and the Journal of Economic Theory. He is a fellow of the European Economic Association and of Academia Europaea, and received his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.