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Mike Zabek


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 2018
  • M.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 2013
  • B.A., Mathematics and Economics, Kenyon College, 2008
Current Research Topics
  • Migration, Economic Inequality
  • Technological Change
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2018 - present
  • Zabek, Mike (2018). "Essays on Places and Economic Inequality," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan.
  • Coate, Patrick, Pawel Krolikowski, and Mike Zabek (2017). "Parental Proximity and Earnings after Job Displacements," Working Paper, no. 17-22. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  • Albouy, David, and Mike Zabek (2016). "Housing Inequality," NBER Working Paper, no. 21916. National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • conference


    Society of Labor Economists

    Local Ties in Spatial Equilibrium

  • seminar


    US Naval Academy

    Local Ties in Spatial Equilibrium

  • seminar


    University of Delaware

    Parental Proximity and Earnings after Job Displacements

  • 2017

    University of Michigan

    Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

  • 2016

    University of Michigan

    Parker Memorial Prize in Labor Economics

  • 2008

    Kenyon College

    Phi Beta Kappa

Conference Organization
  • 2020 | San Diego, California

    American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Annual Conference


  • 2018-Present | Washington, DC

    Financial Literacy Seminar Series

    Steering Committee Member

  • AEJ: Economic Policy
  • Demographic Research
Professional Affiliation
  • Member, American Economic Association, 2016-Present
Last update: September 23, 2019