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Susan Houseman


Senior economist at the Upjohn Institute for employment research

Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University

Susan Houseman is a senior economist at the Upjohn Institute for employment research.

Prior to coming to the Upjohn Institute, Susan Houseman worked for the University of Maryland,  as part of the School of Public Affairs and was a Visiting Scholar at The Brookings Institution. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Susan joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2016 and serves as Program Director of the IZA research area “Labor Statistics”.

Susan is an economic expert on temporary help employment, outsourcing, and nonstandard work arrangements, Houseman’s research has examined trends in employers’ use of these arrangements and their implications for workers’ wages, benefits, and employment stability.

She has received various funding over the years for her research, including funding from institutions such as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Her research has touched on things such as price indexes, productivity and output growth along with other measurement problems arising from the growth of globalization.

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