Jan Eeckhout is ICREA research professor of Economics at UPF Barcelona. He is the author of the book The Pofit Paradox, How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work. He studies the macroeconomic implications of market power, and the economics of work, unemployment and inequality. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Political Economy, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the European Research Council. His work has featured in the media, including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, FT, New York Times and Bloomberg.
Jan Eeckhout has been a tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at University College London. He has also been the Louis A. Simpson Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and has held visiting positions at NYU and MIT. At UPF he has been the chairman of the Department of Economics and Business. He has been editor of the International Economic Review and is currently on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Dynamics and the Journal of Economic Theory. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association and is a member of the Academia Europaea. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the LSE in 1998.