Peter Kuhn received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1983. Since then he has held faculty positions at the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University. He currently holds the position of Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kuhn has been a Research Fellow of the IZA since April 1998. He has published papers on various aspects of labour economics, including unions, discrimination, immigration, displaced workers, unemployment insurance, and employment contract theory. Kuhn is Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Journal of Labor Economics. He serves on the editorial board of AEJ: Applied and Labour Economics and was the founding director of the Leonard and Gretchan Broom Demography Center at UC Santa Barbara. He frequently visits IZA as a Visiting Research Fellow.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 12022
published as 'Gender-Targeted Job Ads in the Recruitment Process: Facts from a Chinese Job Board in: Journal of Development Economics, 2020, 147, 201531.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9891
Miguel Delgado Helleseter, Peter J. Kuhn, Kailing Shen
published as 'The Age Twist in Employers' Gender Requests: Evidence from Four Job Boards' in :Journal of Human Resources, 2020, 55 (2), 428-469
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8289
published as 'Do Employers Prefer Migrant Workers? Evidence from a Chinese Job Board' in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 4(2), 2015,
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7273
Revised version published as "Decision-Environment Effects on Intertemporal Financial Choices: How Relevant are Resource-Depletion Models?" in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 137, 72-89, 2017.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6848
published in: Corrado Giulietti, Konstantinos Tatsiramos and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), Research in Labor Economics, vol 37, Labor Market Issues in China, Emerald, 2013
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5999
revised version published as 'Are Women More Attracted to Co-operation Than Men?' in: Economic Journal, 2014, 125, 115-140.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5955
published in: Economic Journal, 2014, 124 (581), 1213–1233
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5195
published in: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128 (1), 287-336