Abigail Wozniak

Associate Professor  


Areas of Interest: Labor economics, migration, higher education, black-white differences, economic history

Other affiliations: Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; Research Fellow; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Office: 441 Flanner Hall
Phone: (574) 631-6208

Education: Ph.D. Harvard University, 2005
Abigail Wozniak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, working in the field of labor economics. Her research examines migration between states and cities as well as employer compensation and screening policies. She has published in The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Human Resources, and The Journal of Economic Perspectives. Professor Wozniak is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. She was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in 2008-09, and she is a graduate of Harvard University (2005 PhD) and the University of Chicago (1998 AB). She has been at Notre Dame since 2005, where she teaches graduate labor economics and an undergraduate course in the development of the American labor force, among others. She is a Fellow in Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives and is affiliated with the Center for Children and Families. She is a Wisconsin native and a former Associate Economist at the Chicago Federal Reserve. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Businessweek, and other press outlets.