Core faculty

Justin Wolfers

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics

Justin Wolfers is a professor of public policy and economics. He also serves as a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers. Wolfers' research interests include labor economics, macroeconomics, political economy, social policy, law and economics, and behavioral economics. Previously, Wolfers was an associate professor of business and public policy at the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting professor at Princeton University. He is a research associate with the National Bureau for Economic Research, a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, a senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a research affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and an international research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany. He is also a contributing columnist with the New York Times. Justin earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Sydney and his AM and PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Professional Affiliations

Congressional Budget Office Panel Member of Economic Advisers, Research Associate: National Bureau for Economic Research, Senior Fellow: Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow: Peterson Institute for International Economics, Research Affiliate: Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, International Research Fellow: Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers

Podcast

Stevenson and Wolfers: Think Like an Economist

"You may not be an economist, but perhaps you’re econ-curious. Or econ-adjacent. Or sitting through an econ class and need help finding the intuition. Or teaching econ and wanna fire your students up. We love our field, and we want to make it accessible."
Check out "Think Like an Economist."