Bart Hobijn
Department of Economics, Arizona State University
501 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85287-9801, USA
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December 16, 2020
Bart Hobijn is a macroeconomist in the Economics Department at the W.P. Carey
School of Business at Arizona State University. He joined ASU in the summer of
2015, after having been a research economist at the Federal Reserve Banks of New
York and San Francisco for 15 years. Bart serves as a member of the Bureau of
Labor Statistics’ Technical Advisory Committee. Mr. Hobijn got his PhD from
New York University in 2001 and his MA in econometrics from Erasmus University
Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, in 1995.
His current research focuses on what drives productivity growth in the world economy,
how seasonality affects the labor market, and how workers make long-term career
decision in the face of technological change.
In addition, he has investigated why wage growth in many countries has slowed over
the past decade, why people and businesses in poor countries do not adopt more
modern technologies, how firms’ price setting decisions drive inflation, and how the
Great Recession has affected the U.S. labor market.
Bart’s research has been published in top-tier academic journals and his findings
have been reported on in many media outlets, including Bloomberg, Businessweek,
CNN, the Economist Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington
Post, and, of course, the Onion.
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Selected publications
Hobijn, Bart and Fernanda Nechio (2019). Sticker shocks: using VAT changes
to estimate upper-level elasticities of substitution”. In: Journal of the European
Economic Association 17.3, pp. 799–833.
Daly, Mary C. and Bart Hobijn (2014). Downward Nominal Wage Rigidities Bend
the Phillips Curve”. In: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 46.S2, pp. 51–93.
Additional files: Slides, Replication files.
Press coverage: Krugman blog (1), Krugman blog (2), BusinessWeek, Economist , STL Post-
Dispatch, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Washington Post, MSN, BusinessWeek, FD (Dutch),
Economist, WSJ (blog), NY Times (blog).
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