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Jonathan Guryan
Northwestern University

Jonathan Guryan is an economist whose work spans various topics related to labor markets, education policy and social interaction. His research interests include the causes and consequences of racial inequality, the development of skills and human capital in both early childhood and adolescence, the labor market for teachers, social interactions in the workplace, youth violence, and lottery gambling. In recent projects, he has investigated the effectiveness of an individualized, intensive math instruction program, and the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy-based interventions for at-risk youth. Guryan is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, co-director of the Urban Education Lab, editor of the Journal of Labor Economics, and a research consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In 2009, he received the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Before joining Northwestern University, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.