Till von Wachter
Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California Los Angeles, Associate Director of the California Center for Population Research, Director of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center at UCLA
- Labor and employment
- Applied microeconomics
- PhD, Economics, UC Berkeley
- MA, Economics, University of Bonn, Germany
Till von Wachter is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California Los Angeles, Associate Director of the California Center for Population Research, and director of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center at UCLA. Prof. von Wachter’s research examines how labor market conditions and institutions affect the wellbeing of workers and their families. This includes the analysis of unemployment and job loss on workers long-term outcomes, as well as the role of unemployment insurance and disability insurance in buffering such shocks. This work has been published in top academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review. Prof. von Wachter has been expert witness in numerous testimonies before congressional committees, and has provided expert assistance to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Canadian Labor Ministry, the OECD, the United Nations, and the IMF. In spring 2015, Prof. von Wachter assisted the City of Los Angeles in evaluating the impact of proposed minimum wage laws. He is currently cooperating with the City of Los Angeles to access administrative data from the City and State in an ongoing effort to evaluate the effects of minimum wage increases.