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.