John Eric Humphries

Assistant Professor of Economics

John Eric Humphries’ research focuses on topics of labor economics and applied microeconomics. His studies analyze how educational and career dynamics are affected by public policy. Much of his work considers how policies affect the acquisition of human capital and the role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in the labor market. He has published work regarding the GED exam, non-cognitive skills, the return on education, and the estimation of dynamic treatment effects. He first joined Yale as a postdoc at the Cowles Foundation during the 2017-18 academic year. He is also a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity “Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy” working group (MIP). John Eric Humphries earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.