About me


My work focuses on labor economics, along with health economics, public finance, and political economy. Some of my current areas of research include minimum wage effects on employment and inequality; the role of fairness concerns at the workplace;  the nature and extent of competition in the labor market; the interplay of behavioral biases and labor market competition; the impact of unemployment benefits ; and the role of firm wage policies in explaining the growth in inequality. I have also conducted research on employer health mandates; unions and collective  bargaining; outsourcing and sub-contracting; gun laws and violence; capitalization of private information in stock prices. I received my B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Development Policy from Stanford University, and my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Previously, I held positions of visiting Professor at MIT Department of Economics, and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. I am also currently a research associate at NBER and a research fellow at IZA.  

My Curriculum Vitae.

Address:  212 Crotty Hall, 411-417 North Pleasant St, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01002.

Phone: 413-545-2012

Email: adube at econs dot umass dot edu

Twitter:  @arindube