Jan Eeckhout

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Jan Eeckhout is ICREA research professor at UPF, Barcelona. He has teaching and research interests in the labor market and market power. His work has been published in the AER, Econometrica, the REStud, the JPE, and several government grants, including funding from the NSF and the ERC, as well as private grants have supported his research. Jan Eeckhout has been a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was for 9 years. He has also taught at Princeton and NYU Stern and visited MIT. At UPF he has been the chairman of the Department of Economics and Business. He has been editor of the International Economic Review and is currently on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Dynamics and the Journal of Economic Theory, and is past editorial board member of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a fellow of the European Economic Association and a member of the Academia Europaea. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from LSE in 1998.

Research interests

Jan Eeckhout has research interests in labor markets and applied economic theory, with a special emphasis on the theory of matching and search. His models develop tools and testable hypotheses for several market applications both in micro and macroeconomics. He studies unemployment, knowledge spillovers, inequality and local labor markets.

Selected publications

- Chade H, Eeckhout J & Smith L 2017, 'Sorting Through Search and Matching Models in Economics', Journal of Economic Literature, 55, 2, 493 - 544.