The Blair Economics Lab (BE-Lab) is an Economics research group based at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education. Our research in applied micro-theory focuses on supply-side issues in higher education, the effects of occupational licensing on labor market discrimination, and the link between residential segregation and educational outcomes.
We work collaboratively with faculty and students from Clemson University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, University of Chicago, Cornell University, and Northwestern University.
"If corporate executives want to address systemic racism, they can do more. In addition to philanthropy, they should change their hiring and management practices to focus on job skills, rather than continuing to privilege college degrees."
WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Economics—a discipline whose core focus is exploring who gets what, where, when, and why—is of great interest to Black people, who too often find themselves on the wrong side of America’s divides in wealth and income."
OUR JOB MARKET
We have multiple students on the economics job market this year.
Click below to learn more about each of their job market papers and research interests.