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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 Res

  • 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.

Learn more about our links to ILR's history

LDI's leadership and affiliates hold appointments honoring some of America's and ILR's most distinguished figures

Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins is the among the leading figures in twentieth-century U.S. labor figures.
Frances Perkins teaching a class at the ILR School
Frances Perkins

Irving M. Ives

Irving Ives became ILR's first dean as a political problem solver.
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Irving M. Ives

Edmund Ezra Day

Economist, statistician, and Cornell University President who brought ILR to Ithaca
Edmund Ezra Day poses with a copy of the Gettysburg Address, a gift from Marguerite Lilly Noyes
Edmund Ezra Day

Postdocs and Predocs

Future of Work Fellow Studies Job Search Platforms, Job Seekers

Bart de Koning is part of the ILR’s Labor Dynamics Institute.
Portrait of Bart de Koning
Future of Work Fellow Studies Job Search Platforms, Job Seekers


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