Jay Stewart is Division Chief of the Division of Productivity Research and Program Development at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). He received his BA in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara, in 1981, and his PhD in economics from UCLA in 1989. He was previously on the faculty at Tulane University and was an economist at Unicon Research Corporation. His past research has examined contracting under moral hazard and adverse selection, trends in real wages and hours worked, trends in job stability and security, nonworking men, income inequality, and methodological issues connected with data collection. His current research interests are time use, the role of employers in wage determination, and measurement issues.
Dr. Stewart joined IZA as a Research Fellow in his personal capacity in April 2008.