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Andrew Carnegie Fellows

David Autor
Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Autor is Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focusing on labor economics. Much of his work considers how major upheavals, such as globalization and technological change, affect the labor market. Autor has received numerous awards for his scholarship and teaching. He is also a fellow in several academic societies, serves as a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and as co-director of NBER’s Labor Studies Program.

Project Title: ‘Depopulism:’ How the Inversion of the Rural-Urban Age Gradient Shapes the Diverging Economic and Political Geography of the U.S. and other Industrialized Countries