Luke Chicoine

Research Affiliate


I am an Economist at Amazon working in HR Analytics—as part of Amazon’s Global Talent Management and Compensation Organization. I design models that predict promotion across multiple levels of the corporate workforce—over 250,000 employees—and use econometrics to identify and evaluate root causes of promotion patterns.

My academic research examines the causal impact of public policies in the United States and internationally. I have studied the effect of the expiration of the Assault Weapons Ban and deregulation of healthcare markets in the United States, as well as the intergenerational benefits of expanded access to antiretroviral therapy in regions with high rates of HIV/AIDS, and the impact of primary education reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa. Overall, I am interested in both identifying the incentives that encourage greater human capital accumulation, and estimating the returns to increased investment in people.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13609
Luke Chicoine, Emily Lyons, Alexia Sahue
published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2021, 36 (6), 842-852
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10387
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2021, 35 (2), 480-498
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9916
published as 'Schooling with Learning: The Effect of Free Primary Education and Mother Tongue Instruction Reforms in Ethiopia' in: Economics of Education Review, 2019, 69, 94-107