Bart Hobijn
Department of Economics, Arizona State University
501 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85287-9801, USA
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July 31, 2021
Bart Hobijn is a macroeconomist in the Economics Department at the W.P. Carey
School of Business at Arizona State University. He is on leave at the Federal Reserve
Bank of San Francisco during academic year 2021-2022. 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, Fernanda Nechio, and Adam Hale Shapiro (2021). Using Brexit to
identify the nature of price rigidities”. In: Journal of International Economics 130,
p. 103448. issn: 0022-1996.
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.
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