Loukas Karabarbounis has been affiliated with the Minneapolis Fed since 2015. He is currently a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He serves as coordinating editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and associate editor at the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece.
He is the recipient of the Bernacer Prize for the best European economist under 40 in macroeconomics and finance. His research focuses on topics such as the global decline of labor’s share of income; productivity, capital flows, and depressions in southern Europe; cyclical fluctuations in labor markets; inequality; unemployment insurance policy; and minimum wages. His work has been published in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.