Peter Gottschalk joined the Economics Faculty at Boston C0llege in 1987. He is currently Research Professor of Economics. He previously held positions at the Russell Sage Foundation, Brookings Institution, University of California Santa Cruz, among other institutions. He received his BA from George Washington University and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Human Resources, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review. He is currently affiliated with Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin.
His current research focuses on changes in the transitory variance of earnings, the impact of measurement error on measures of wage stickiness, and intergenerational income mobility
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2003.