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Till von Wachter is Professor of Economics, Faculty Director of the California Policy Lab, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, and Director of the Census Research Data Center at the University of California Los Angeles. His research interests focus on the long-term effects of labor market conditions such as job losses or recessions on labor market, social, and health outcomes for younger, older, and less advantaged workers. Among others, he has analyzed the persistent effects of shocks early in workers’ careers using longitudinal administrative data sets from Canada, Germany, and the U.S. His current work focuses on the role of job loss and of unemployment insurance over the business cycle. He has numerous publications, in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, among others, and he is a research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor.