Christopher Taber

Research Fellow

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Christopher Taber received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1995. He started his academic career at Northwestern University and was there until 2007. At that time he joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty in Fall 2007 as the Richard A. Meese Chair of Applied Econometrics. His research focuses on the development and implementation of econometric models of skill formation. His work on the economics of education includes studies of the effectiveness of Catholic schools and of voucher programs, the importance of borrowing constraints in college going decisions, and general equilibrium models of the labor market. He also has a methodological side and has worked on non-experimental methods for evaluation. He has been editor-in-chief of the Journal of Labor Economics since October 2007.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2009.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11004
published as 'Understanding women's wage growth using indirect inference with importance sampling' in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2021, 36 (4), 453 - 473
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3785
published in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2010, 2 (2), 185-215
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1702
substantially revised version published as `Displacement, Asymmetric Information and Heterogeneous Human Capita' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2011, 29 (1), 113-152.