Faculty & Research

Loukas Karabarbounis

Assistant Professor of Economics

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Loukas Karabarbounis joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow. He is a macroeconomist with research interests in international finance, business cycles, labor markets, fiscal policy, and political economy. At Chicago Booth he teaches Macroeconomics for MBA students.

He earned a Ph.D. in Economics in 2010 and an A.M. in Economics in 2008 from Harvard University. Prior to Harvard, he studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business where he earned a B.A. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Economics. He has been named Valedictorian of the 2005 Athens University of Economics and Business graduating class.

He has presented his research at economics departments, business schools, central banks and consulting firms. He has published in and refereed for professional economics journals. His research has appeared regularly in the popular press. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies.


2013 - 2014 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33040 Macroeconomics 2014 (Winter)
33650 Workshop in Macro and International Economics 2014 (Winter)

“Home Production, Labor Wedges, and International Business Cycles,” Journal of Monetary Economics, 2014. 

“The Global Decline of the Labor Share,” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2014. (With Brent Neiman.)

“The Labor Wedge: MRS vs. MPN,” Review of Economic Dynamics, 2014.

“Time Use During the Great Recession,” The American Economic Review, 2013. (With Mark Aguiar and Erik Hurst.)

“The Life-Cycle Profile of Time Spent on Job Search,” The American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 2013. (With Mark Aguiar and Erik Hurst.)