Kerwin Charles, Ph.D.
Kerwin Charles is the Interim Dean and Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, Harris School. His research focuses on a range of questions in labor and applied microeconomics. The topics he has studied include racial and gender discrimination in the labor market; the propagation of wealth and earnings across different generations within a family; the effects of sectoral shocks in the economy on college attainment, occupational choice, and labor market participation; how adverse health shocks affect family stability and labor supply; and differences in visible consumption across different racial and ethnic groups. Kerwin serves as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.