Jeremy MagruderUniversity of California, Berkeley
Jeremy Magruder is Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC-Berkeley, where he has taught for the past 12 years since completing his Ph.D. in Economics at Yale. His research studies employment and unemployment in developing countries, where labor markets are characterized by low formal sector employment, high levels of informal employment and entrepreneurship (which often exhibits low levels of productivity), and high levels of structural unemployment. Jeremy’s work has focused on three aspects of employment in this setting. The first is how the unemployed find work, and what aspects of job search may help or hurt different unemployed people. The second is what labor market policies influence labor demand, which affects the number of unemployed who will be able to find work. The third is understanding the factors which push firms and workers into long run success or back into unemployment.