Bart Hobijn
Department of Economics, Arizona State University
501 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85287-9801, USA
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February 9, 2019
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 also served 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 wage growth of U.S. workers and
whether it is being held back by the Great Recession, by a slowdown in the growth of
productivity of workers, or by increased globalization and competition from workers
In addition, he has investigated 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
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.
Additional Materials: Replication files.
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.
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).
Elsby, Michael, Bart Hobijn, and Ayşegül Şahin. The Decline of the U.S. Labor
Share”. In: Brookings Pap ers on Economic Activity 44.2 (Fall), pp. 1–63.
Additional files: Slides, Replication files
Press coverage: Bloomberg, Slate , Business Insider, Economist, U.S. News, Economist, Bloomberg,
WSJ (opinion), Economist, Bloomberg.
Comin, Diego and Bart Hobijn. “An Exploration of Technology Diffusion”. In:
American Economic Review 100.5, pp. 2031–2059.
Additional files: Online appendix, Replication files, Dataset
Press coverage: Economist.
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–
Additional files: Replication files
Press coverage: Economist, Economist, Economist, Christian Science Monitor.
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