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Ayşegül Şahin is the Richard J. Gonzalez Regents Chair in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and an NBER research associate in the Economic Fluctuations and Growth and Monetary Economics programs. She has been serving as a coeditor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics since January 2020.

Şahin is a member of the panel of economic advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ technical advisory committee, the American Economic Association Committee on Economic Statistics and the advisory boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy. She also is a consultant to the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Dallas, and Minneapolis.

Prior to joining UT Austin’s economics department, Şahin was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for 14 years, concentrating primarily on analysis of the US labor market. Her research focuses on analysis of macro-labor issues such as unemployment and labor force participation dynamics, labor market mismatch, the natural rate of unemployment, gender disparities in labor market outcomes, and entrepreneurship.

Şahin grew up in Turkey, where she studied electrical engineering at Bilkent University in Ankara before earning her PhD in economics from the University of Rochester. She lives in Austin and enjoys hiking and doing jigsaw puzzles with her daughter.


1. Unemployment Dynamics in the OECD,” Elsby M, Hobijn B, Şahin A. NBER Working Paper 14617, December 2008, and Review of Economics and Statistics 95(2), 2013, pp. 530–548.   Go to ⤴︎
2. A Unified Approach to Measuring u*,” Crump R, Eusepi S, Giannoni M, Şahin A. NBER Working Paper 25930, June 2019, and published in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 50(1), Spring 2019, pp. 43–214.   Go to ⤴︎
3. The Quiet Revolution That Transformed Women’s Employment, Education, and Family,” Goldin C. NBER Working Paper 11953, January 2006.   Go to ⤴︎
4. The Gender Unemployment Gap,” Albanesi S, Şahin A. NBER Working Paper 23743, August 2017, and Review of Economic Dynamics 30, 2018, pp. 47–67.   Go to ⤴︎
5. Grown-up Business Cycles,” Pugsley B, Şahin A. Review of Financial Studies 32(3), 2018, pp. 1102–1147.   Go to ⤴︎
6. Demographic Origins of the Startup Deficit,” Karahan F, Pugsley B, Şahin A. NBER Working Paper 25874, May 2019.   Go to ⤴︎
7. Ibid note 2.   Go to ⤴︎
8. Anchored Inflation Expectations,” Carvalho C, Eusepi S, Moench E, Preston B. 2017, SSRN.   Go to ⤴︎
9. Ibid note 2.     Go to ⤴︎
10. Unemployment in the Time of COVID-19: A Flow-Based Approach to Real-Time Unemployment Projections,” Şahin A, Tasci M, Yan J. NBER Working Paper 28445, February 2021.   Go to ⤴︎

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