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Sam Schulhofer-Wohl

Senior Economist and Research Advisor

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Sam Schulhofer-Wohl is a senior economist and research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Schulhofer-Wohl's research uses micro data to inform our understanding of the macroeconomy. He studies topics including migration, risk sharing, labor markets, and inflation. His work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Quantitative Economics, Demography, the Review of Economic Dynamics and the Journal of Development Economics, among other journals.

Before joining the Chicago Fed in September 2016, Schulhofer-Wohl was senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He also has been an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and a visiting faculty member at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College. He has a background in journalism and has worked at daily newspapers including the Freeport (Ill.) Journal Standard, the Birmingham (Ala.) Post-Herald and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Schulhofer-Wohl received a B.A. in physics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Chicago Fed Letter
Thomas Haasl, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, Anna Paulson | 2018 | No. 396 Download
Thomas Haasl, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, Anna Paulson | 2018 | No. 395 Download
Ross Cole, Luojia Hu, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl | 2017 | No. 387 Download
Working Papers
Greg Kaplan , Sam Schulhofer-Wohl | 2017 | No. 2017-13 Download
Fatih Guvenen, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, Jae Song, Motohiro Yogo | 2017 | No. 2017-04 Download

Journal Articles

With Robert E. Hall, 2018,  "Measuring Job-Finding Rates and Matching Efficiency with Heterogeneous Job-Seekers," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 10, No. 1, January, pp. 1-32.

With Greg Kaplan, 2017, "Inflation at the Household Level," Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 91, November, pp. 19-38.

With Fatih Guvenen, Jae Song, and Motohiro Yogo, 2017, "Worker Betas: Five Facts About Systematic Earnings Risk," American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, Vol. 107, No. 5, May, pp. 398–403.

With Greg Kaplan, 2017, "Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration," International Economic Review, Vol. 58, No. 1, February, pp. 57-94.




With Greg Kaplan, 2018, "The Changing (Dis-)Utility of Work," Becker Friedman Institute, working paper, No. 2018-43, June.

With Robert E. Hall, 2017, "The Pervasive Importance of Tightness in Labor-Market Volatility," Stanford University, working paper, April.


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