Bart Hobijn
Academic Bio
Department of Economics, Arizona State University
501 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85287-9801, USA
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February 9, 2019
Bart Hobijn joined the Economics Department at the W.P. Carey School of Business
at Arizona State University in the summer of 2015. Mr. Hobijn is an applied
macroeconomist, whose special interests are technological progress and economic
growth, price measurement, and labor market dynamics.
Prior to joining ASU, mr. Hobijn worked in the Economic Research departments of
the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and New York. He also taught classes at
U.C. Berkeley, City University of New York, New York University, and VU University
Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
Mr. Hobijn served as member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ technical advisory
committee. He completed his Ph.D. in economics at New York University and his
MS in econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
His research has been published in several of the leading academic journals in eco-
nomics, including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics,
and Journal of Monetary Economics. He has more than 60 publications and more
than 6000 citations on Google Scholar.
Selected publications
Hobijn, Bart and Fernanda Nechio. Sticker shocks: using VAT changes to estimate
upper-level elasticities of substitution. Working Paper Series 2015-17. Federal Reserve
Bank of San Francisco Forthcoming in Journal of the European Economic Association.
Elsby, Michael W.L., Bart Hobijn, and Ayşegül Şahin. On the importance of
the participation margin for labor market fluctuations”. In: Journal of Monetary
Economics 72.C, pp. 64–82.
Daly, Mary C. and Bart Hobijn. Downward Nominal Wage Rigidities Bend the
Phillips Curve”. In: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 46.S2, pp. 51–93.
Comin, Diego and Bart Hobijn. An Exploration of Technology Diffusion”. In:
American Economic Review 100.5, pp. 2031–2059.
Elsby, Michael W. L., Bart Hobijn, and Ayşegül Şahin. The Labor Market in the
Great Recession”. In: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 41.1 (Spring), pp. 1–
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