Committee on the Job Market


In May 2020, AEA President Janet Yellen appointed the ad hoc Committee on the Job Market, which was voted to become a standing committee in January 2022.  Throughout the job market season, we will be surveying job candidates and employers, and sharing information collected by the JOE Network, with the goal of providing accurate and timely information on the supply of, and demand for, new PhD economists. Information and updates will be posted on this page.

Members of the Committee

  • John Cawley, Chair
  • Matthew Gentzkow
  • Brooke Helppie-McFall
  • Alvin Roth
  • Peter Rousseau
  • Wendy Stock

Members of the Subcommittee on Job Market Design

  • Alvin Roth, Chair
  • John Cawley
  • Itay Fainmesser

Videos and Webinars    Memos and Guidance    Annual Reports


The committee encourages job candidates and employers to use the following AEA resources to facilitate the job market for economists:

Videos and Webinars

Government Jobs -- Misty Lee Heggeness    

Government Jobs 
Misty Lee Heggeness (University of Kansas)
January 24, 2024

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The Federal Trade Commission -- Pamela Meyerhofer    

The Federal Trade Commission 
Pamela Meyerhofer (FTC)
January 24, 2024

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Government Jobs -- Rachel Moore    

Government Jobs, in particular the Joint Committee on Taxation 
Rachel Moore (Joint Committee on Taxation)
November 29, 2023

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Liberal Arts -- Coile and Wu    

The Liberal Arts College Job Market
Courtney Coile (Wellesley) and Stephen Wu (Hamilton)
 
November 21, 2023

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2023 Webinar on the Job Market    

2023 Webinar on the Economics PhD Job Market
November 3, 2023

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2022 Webinar on the Job Market    

2022 Webinar on the Economics PhD Job Market 
December 1, 2022

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2021 Webinar on the Job Market    

2021 Webinar on the Economics PhD Job Market
Part 1: Recording providing information on the job market timeline, etc.
Part 2: Recording of the live Q&A held on November 11, 2021

View Part 1   View Part 2

 

2020 Webinar on the Job Market    

2020 Webinar on the Economics PhD Job Market
Part 1: Recording providing information on the job market timeline, etc.
Part 2: Recording of the live Q&A held on September 2, 2020

View Part 1   View Part 2


Memos and Guidance


Annual Reports