Moshe BUCHINSKY is Full Professor of Economics at the Department since July 2021, joining us from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where he is Professor Emeritus. He is also a consultant for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

He is affiliated to a number of research centres: a Research Affiliate at the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality as well as at the California Center for Population Research, and a Research Associate at NBER. Among his editorial activities he served as an Associate Editor of the new addition of the New Palgrave, Editor of The Journal of Labor Economics, and Associate Editor of Quantitative Economics and the Journal of Econometrics.

Professor Buchinsky was Vice-Chair for Graduate Studies at UCLA's Department of Economics twice (2003-2006 and 2013-2016).

Moshe BUCHINSKY's fields of interests include:

  • Theoretical and Applied Econometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics 

His research develops econometric tools and applies them to labor economics and public finance. Professor Buchinsky wrote seminal papers on quantile regression, using it to analyze changes in the distribution of wages. His other work studies returns to seniority and experience, and the degree of wage mobility. His work is regularly published notably in Econometrica and the Review of Economic Studies.

Professor Moshe BUCHINSKY holds a PhD from Harvard University. Prior to UCLA, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, then Yale and Associate Professor at Brown University. He has held a number of visiting professorships and fellowships - at Harvard, at the University of California at San Diego and with us in 2012 and 2019! He also held the Chair of Excellence at the University Carlos III of Madrid in 2014.

To learn more about Moshe BUCHINSKY, consult his website

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Research Areas

Theoretical and Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics, Public Finance, Applied Microeconomics


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