Jonathan Dingel studies international economics and urban economics. His research interests include the geographic distributions of human capital, industries, and occupations. In his recent research, he has used microdata from the United States Census of Manufactures and Commodity Flow Survey to identify the determinants of quality specialization within US manufacturing.
Previously he taught international economics at the University of Oxford. He was a faculty fellow in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, as well as a Humane Studies fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies. He has also held various editorial positions at VoxEU, an information policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Dingel earned a PhD, MPhil, and MA in economics from Columbia University. He also received an MPhil in economics with distinction from the University of Oxford and an honors BA in economics and political science, summa cum laude, from Gonzaga University.
Dingel joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.