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Loukas Karabarbounis is an associate professor of economics at the University of Minnesota. He is also a research consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a research associate in the NBER’s Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program and International Finance and Macroeconomics Program. He serves as a member of the board of editors of the American Economic Review and as an associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he was an associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He has served as a senior research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Karabarbounis's research interests are in macroeconomics, labor economics, and international finance. His latest research focuses on topics such as the global decline in labor's share of income, productivity and capital flows in southern Europe, cyclicality and dispersion in labor market outcomes, and the effects of unemployment insurance policy on macroeconomic outcomes. He is a recipient of the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business.


Brent Neiman is a research associate in the NBER's International Finance and Macroeconomics and International Trade and Investment programs. He is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and served as an associate editor of the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of International Economics.

Neiman conducts research on international macroeconomics, finance, and trade. He previously served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers as a staff economist for international finance and has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, McKinsey & Company, and the McKinsey Global Institute.

In 2014, Neiman was one of the eight economics professors in the United States and Canada to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship, an award given to early-career scientists. In 2009, he was named as one of 22 "Emerging Leaders" by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.

Neiman earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Applied Science, both summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. In 2000, he earned a master's degree in mathematical modeling from Oxford University, where he studied as a Thouron fellow, and he earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2008. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2008.

Outside the classroom, Neiman is an enthusiastic golfer and was a bench warmer on the 1998 Ivy League Champion golf team as an undergraduate. He also enjoys travel and is always up for dim sum.

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