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Dmitri Koustas’s research covers a variety of topics in labor economics and macroeconomics, as well as household finance, applied econometrics, big data and machine learning, and economic history. An important vein of his research focuses on measuring and understanding the reasons why households participate in alternative work arrangements such as the gig economy. To this end, his research pioneers new and innovative data sets, including microtransactions from an online personal financial aggregator and bill-paying application, Internal Revenue Service tax returns, and direct partnerships with technology companies.
His findings have been published in NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) Working Papers, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and Business History. He was the recipient of a Thomas J. Sargent Dissertation Fellowship from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Koustas earned a BS with honors in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, an MPhil with distinction in economic history from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.