Kerwin K. Charles has been widely recognized for his scholarship on a variety of microeconomic issues. He has studied and published on earnings and wealth inequality, conspicuous consumption, race and gender labor market discrimination, worker and family adjustment to job loss and health shocks, the intergenerational transmission of economic status, the effects of housing booms and busts, and non-employment in the economy. Charles earned his PhD from Cornell University and is now the Indra K. Nooyi Dean and Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management at the Yale School of Management. He is also the vice president of the American Economics Association, the vice chair of NORC at the University of Chicago, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Watch Charles’s remarks at the 2023 AAPSS Fellows Induction below or on YouTube.