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Christopher L. Smith

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
  • B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2003
Current Research Topics
  • Labor force participation
  • Migration
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - present
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2013 - 2015
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2008 - 2013
  • Molloy, Raven, Christopher L. Smith, and Abigail Wozniak (2017). "Job Changing and the Decline in Long-Distance Migration in the United States," Demography, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 631-653.
  • Molloy, Raven, Christopher L. Smith, Riccardo Trezzi, and Abigail Wozniak (2016). "Understanding Declining Fluidity in the U.S. Labor Market," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring, pp. 183-237.
  • Molloy, Raven S., Christopher L. Smith, Riccardo Trezzi, and Abigail Wozniak (2016). "Understanding Declining Fluidity in the U.S. Labor Market," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2016-015. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Autor, David H., Alan Manning, and Christopher L. Smith (2016). "The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to US Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 58-99.
  • Aaronson, Stephanie, Tomaz Cajner, Bruce Fallick, Felix Galbis-Reig, Christopher Smith, and William Wascher (2014). "Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall, pp. 197-255.
  • Aaronson, Stephanie, Tomaz Cajner, Bruce Fallick, Felix Galbis-Reig, Christopher L. Smith, and William L. Wascher (2014). "Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2014-64. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2014). "The Effect of Labor Slack on Wages: Evidence from State-Level Relationships," FEDS Notes 2014-06-02. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2014). "Using Cross-State Variation to Assess the Potential for Additional Improvement in Measures of Labor Market Conditions," FEDS Notes 2014-06-02. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Molloy, Raven Saks, Christopher L. Smith, and Abigail Wozniak (2013). "Declining Migration Within the US: The Role of the Labor Market," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-27. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2013). "The Dynamics of Labor Market Polarization," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-57. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2012). "The Impact of Low-Skilled Immigration on the Youth Labor Market," Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 55-89.
  • Smith, Christopher L. (2011). "Polarization, Immigration, Education: What's Behind the Dramatic Decline in Youth Employment?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2011-41. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Molloy, Raven Saks, Christopher L. Smith, and Abigail Wozniak (2011). "Internal Migration in the United States," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 173-196.
Referee
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Industrial and Labor Relations Review
  • Journal of Human Resources
  • Journal of Urban Economics
  • Economic Journal
  • Economics of Education Review
  • Regional Science and Urban Economics
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Canadian Journal of Economics
  • Demography
  • Journal of Forecasting
  • Journal of Development Economics
Last update: June 12, 2017