Professor, Economics. Professor, Public Affairs
- Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1996
- Research Interests: Bruce Weinberg's research interest span three areas. One line of work studies the determinants of youth outcomes and behaviors, emphasizing the effects of families and social groups. One recent paper looked at how friendship networks form in schools and their effects on behavior. Another line of work focuses on the effects of technological change and industrial shifts on the wage distribution. A recent paper studied how the increased importance of interpersonal skills can help explain the closing of the gender wage gap and the stagnation of the racial wage gap. A third line of work studies how age and geography affect creativity.
- Current Research:The Determinants of Youth Outcomes and Behavior, The Economics of Creativity.