Anna Stansbury

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I'm an economist with interests in labor and macro economics. My work is particularly focused on issues to do with power and institutions in the labor market -- like monopsony (here), unions (here, here), and the minimum wage (here).

I'm an Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan, on the core faculty of MIT's Institute for Work and Employment Research, and a Research Affiliate at MIT's Shaping the Future of Work Initiative. Outside MIT, I am a Nonresident Senior Fellow at PIIE, a Research Affiliate at IZA, and an Affiliated Scholar at the Stone Center at CUNY. I received my PhD in Economics from Harvard in 2021. My dissertation was awarded the first-place prize in the Upjohn Institute's Dissertation Award for the "best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues". I also have a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Economics from Cambridge.

At MIT Sloan, I teach 15.662 People and Profits and 15.677 Labor Markets and Employment Policy. I received an MIT Sloan Outstanding Teacher Award in 2022 and was in Poets & Quants' "40 under 40" best MBA professors list in 2023.

*New!*: How Do Firms Respond to Unions?
*Updated!*: Employer Concentration and Outside Options
*Updated!* Incentives to Comply with the Minimum Wage in the US and UK

You can find my CV here