Professor of Economics University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Erik Hurst is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and deputy director of the Becker Friedman Institute. His research lies at the intersection of macroeconomics, labor economics, and urban economics, with emphasis on the determinants of labor market fluctuations. His past work addresses topics including declining male labor force participation rates, gentrification, and the role of housing and mortgage markets in driving macroeconomic conditions. Hurst is a member of the Economic Fluctuations Group, Aging Group, and Public Economics Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is co-editor of the National Bureau of Economic Research Macro-Annual.