Jan Eeckhout is the author of “The Profit Paradox. How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work,” an account of the surging global tide of market power, and how it stifles workers around the world. Building on his academic research, the book narrates how a handful of dominant firms have reaped the rewards of technological advancements, securing huge profits, and creating brutally unequal outcomes for workers. A provocative investigation into how market power hurts average working people, The Profit Paradox also offers concrete solutions about how to fix the problem it and restore a healthy economy.
He is the ICREA Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and has taught at Upenn, University College London, Princeton and NYU. His work has been widely featured in the media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Bloomberg, and Financial Times. He has published his research on the macroeconomy, labor markets and market power in the leading academic journals, and he has been an editor. He has obtained research funding from the National Science Foundation (US) and the European Research Council, as well as other private and government grants. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1998 and is a fellow the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association and Academia Europaea. A native Belgian, he has lived many years in the United States and Great Britain. He currently lives in Barcelona. Visit his web site at JanEeckhout.com and find him on Twitter @jan_eeckhout.
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