Abigail Wozniak is vice president and director of the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute. Her research has examined migration between states and cities as well as employer compensation and screening policies. Dr. Wozniak is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and an affiliate of the Upjohn Institute. She serves as associate editor of the journal Economic Inquiry and on the board of EconJobMarket.org.
Dr. Wozniak was a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research until 2020 (resigned due to Federal Reserve employment). From 2014-2015, she served as Senior Economist to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, working on labor economics issues. She was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in 2008-09. Prior to coming to Minneapolis, she was Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. She is a graduate of Harvard University (PhD) and the University of Chicago (AB). She is a former Associate Economist at the Chicago Federal Reserve. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets.