Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr. Garin's work leverages novel administrative datasets and quasi-experimental methodologies to study topics spanning the field of labor economics, guided by insights from economic theory. His research aims to improve our understanding of how firm behavior and labor market structure drive broader trends in economic inequality and mobility and to draw lessons for policy. He is particularly interested in the future of work, and how policy might best adapt to promote opportunity in 21st century labor markets.
Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Garin was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and his A.B. from Brown University. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research as well as a Research Associate of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). His dissertation was awarded the first-place prize for the W.E. Upjohn Institute's 2018 Dissertation Award, which recognizes "the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues."