David Autor is a Professor of Economics at the MIT Depart of Economics, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Affiliate of the Abdul Jameel Latif Poverty Action Lab, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives published by the American Economic Association.
His current fields of specialisation include labour market impacts of technological change and globalisation, earnings inequality, disability insurance and labour supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements. Autor is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award for his research on labour market intermediation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize in 2008 for outstanding contributions in the field of Labour economics and the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award in 2006, given by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the Society of Labor Economists. He received the MIT Undergraduate Economics Association Teaching Award in 2005 and the James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013, awarded by MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.