Job Market Talk: "Sorting, Search Frictions, and Shocks," Lawrence Wei

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Lawrence Wei, University of California, Santa Barbara


Lawrence Wei is an Economics PhD candidate. His research interests lie at the intersection of macroeconomics and labor economics, with a particular emphasis on search and matching theory. His current work focuses on assortative matching, wage inequality, and skill mismatch in the labor market. He investigates the link between market frictions and sorting outcomes to better understand recent US labor market trends. Prior to UC Santa Barbara, Zheng studied at the University of Washington in Seattle and received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics. He is currently on the job market and will be available for interviews at the ASSA 2021 annual meeting.

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