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  • Director, Labor Dynamics Institute
  • Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University

Philipp Kircher's research focuses on the consequences of search frictions in labor markets, in particular regarding wage setting and assignment of workers to jobs.

  • Director, Labor Dynamics Institute
  • Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics

Michèle Belot's research interests are broadly in applied microeconomics, with a special interest in experimental work in areas related to labor, health and education.

  • Executive Director, Labor Dynamics Institute
  • Senior Research Associate, Department of Economics at Cornell University

Lars Vilhuber's interest in statistical disclosure limitation issues is a consequence of his other research interest: working with highly detailed longitudinally linked data to analyze the effects


  • Senior Economics Advisor, Labor Dynamics Institute
  • Extension Faculty, ILR School

From 2013 to 2017, she served as the 14th Commissioner of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics; in addition to her role at ILR, she is a Research Fellow at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

  • Executive Senior Advisor for the Research and Methodology Directorate, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Edmund Ezra Day Professor Emeritus of Economics, Statistics and Data Science

Professor Abowd joined ILR in 1987 and became Chief Scientist and Associate Director for Research and Methodology at the Census Bureau in 2016, moving to his current post in October 2022.