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.