Areas of Expertise:
jobs | labor market | unemployment | unemployment insurance

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Till von Wachter is a professor of economics, associate dean for research in the social sciences division of the UCLA Collge, and faculty director of the California Policy Lab at UCLA.

Von Wachter’s research examines how labor market conditions and institutions affect the well-being of workers and their families. This includes the analysis of unemployment and job loss on workers’ long-term earnings and health outcomes, as well as the role of unemployment insurance and disability insurance in buffering such shocks.

His current projects focus on job and earnings mobility of young workers over their careers, the effects of minimum wages, and homelessness.

Von Wachter has been an expert witness in numerous hearings before committees of the U.S. Congress and has provided expert assistance to the city and county of Los Angeles, the U.S. Department of Labor, the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund.

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