Kerwin Charles, Ph.D.

Interim Dean and Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor

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.