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David Autor

Ford Professor of economics and Associate Head of the Department of Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Autor is a professor and associate department head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics. He is also the director of the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, a research program based in the MIT Department of Economics. SEII focuses on the economics of education and the connections between human capital and the American income distribution. Autor is a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and editor in chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and has served on the board of editors at the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the Journal of Labor Economics.