The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the College
Simon Mongey is a macroeconomist whose interest is in labor economics and the effect of the competitive structure of markets on macroeconomic outcomes. In work published recently in the American Economic Review, he presents a new model of firm hiring that accounts for part of the slow recovery from the 2008 recession. His most recent work considers the effects of market concentration in labor markets via mergers on employment and wages, and the role of large firms in product pricing.
He completed his PhD in economics at New York University and was a junior scholar in economic research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Originally from Australia, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia.