Loukas Karabarbounis

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loukas@umn.edu

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Affiliations

Loukas Karabarbounis is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota , a Senior Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Monetary Economics. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research interests are in macroeconomics, labor economics, and international finance. His latest research has focused on topics such as the global decline in the labor's share of income, productivity and capital flows in southern Europe, and the effects of unemployment insurance policy on macroeconomic outcomes. He is the recipient of a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2010. Prior to Harvard, he studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2003.
  • M.Sc.: Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2005.
  • A.M.: Economics, Harvard University, 2008.
  • Ph.D.: Economics, Harvard University, 2010.

Specialties

  • macroeconomics
  • labor economics
  • international finance
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor: Journal of Monetary Economics , January 2016 - present

Research

  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research: 2017 - present
  • Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: 2016 - present
Publications
  • Capital Allocation and Productivity in Southern Europe: Karabarbounis, Loukas, Gita Gopinath, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2017.
  • The Global Rise of Corporate Saving: Karabarbounis, Loukas, Peter Chen, Brent Neiman, Journal of Monetary Economics, 89 1-19, August 2017.
  • The Cyclicality of the Opportunity Cost of Employment: Karabarbounis, Loukas, Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Journal of Political Economy, 124(6) 1563-1618, December 2016.
  • Home Production, Labor Wedges, and International Business Cycles: Karabarbounis, Loukas, Journal of Monetary Economics, 64 68-84, May 2014.
  • The Labor Wedge: MRS vs. MPN: Karabarbounis, Loukas, Review of Economic Dynamics, 17(2) 206-223, April 2014.
  • The Global Decline of Labor Share: Karabarbounis, Loukas, Brent Neiman, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(1) 61-103, February 2014.
Awards
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Economics, 2016 - 2018
  • Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2014