Skip to main content
Jan Eeckhout

Jan Eeckhout

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Jan Eeckhout is ICREA research professor of Economics at UPF Barcelona. He studies the macroeconomic implications of market power, and the economics of labor markets  and cities. His research has been published in the leading economics journals and he is the author of the book “The Profit Paradox.” His work has featured in the media, including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, FT, New York Times and Bloomberg.

Jan Eeckhout has been a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at University College London. He has also been the Louis A. Simpson Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and has held visiting positions at NYU and MIT. He has supervised over 50 PhD students. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association and is a member of the Academia Europaea. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the LSE in 1998.

Research interests

Jan Eeckhout has research interests in macroeconomics, with a special emphasis on the labor market and market power. He studies wage inequality, unemployment, labor market dynamism and technological change.

Selected publications

Eeckhour J 2021, The Profit Paradox.  How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work, Princeton University Press, Princeton

Eeckhout J & Hedtrich C 2021, “Green Urbanization“, PLOS One 16(11)

Eeckhout J 2021, “Comment on: Diverging Trends in National and Local Concentration,” by E Rossi-Hansberg, P Sarte, N Trachter, NBER Macroeconomics Annual 35.

Eeckhout J 2021, “Book Review: The Great Reversal, by Thomas Philippon,” Journal of Economic Literature, 59, 4, 1340 – 1360.

Eeckhout J 2021, ‘A COMMENT ON: “General Equilibrium Oligopoly and Ownership Structure” by Jose Azar and Xavier Vives’, Econometrica, 89, 3, 1049 – 1053.

ICREA Memoir 2021