Alex Bartik

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alex Bartik is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Research Affiliate at the University of Chicago Poverty Lab at Urban Labs. His research interests include labor economics, public finance, and applied econometrics.  His recent research centers on understanding the determinants of labor market outcomes for low- and middle-wage workers and on discrimination and racial disparities in labor market outcomes.  

He received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2017. Before coming to MIT, he did policy  research at the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution and managed randomized controlled trials at Innovations for Poverty Action. He grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo Loy Norrix and the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center in 2004 and Yale College in 2008. 

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