Aaron Sojourner

Assistant Professor
Center for Human Resources & Labor Studies


  • B.A. 1995
    History Yale University

  • M.A. 2003
    Public Policy Analysis University of Chicago

  • Ph.D. 2009
    Economics Northwestern University


  • Labor Economics
  • Consumer finance decisions
  • Labor-market institutions
  • Human Capital
  • Early and K-12 Education Policy

My research focuses on 1) policies to promote efficient and equitible development of human capital, 2) economic and political impacts of labor-market institutions, and 3) behavioral consumer finance. I have experience in various policy roles, including member of Minneapolis Mayor Hodges's Cradle-to-K Cabinet and former fellow with the U.S. Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. 

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