Daniel Aaronson is a vice president and director of microeconomic research in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Aaronson conducts research on topics related to labor markets and education. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics and the Journal of Human Resources and has also been featured in Chicago Fed research publications, including Economic Perspectives and Chicago Fed Letter.
Prior to his current position, Aaronson served as a senior economist and economic advisor in the economic research area. He began his career at the Chicago Fed as a staff economist in 1996. He has also taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Aaronson received a B.A. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.