Brendan Price

Assistant Professor of Economics
Brendan Price

Brendan Price

Brendan Price joins UC Davis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his dissertation studied how workers and firms adjust to globalization, technological change, and labor market reforms. A Research Affiliate of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Dr. Price has broad interests within labor economics, public finance, spatial economics, and international trade. He specializes in the study of US and European labor markets using applied microeconomic tools paired with large-scale administrative datasets.  Current projects include a firm level analysis of how Chinese import competition has reshaped the US labor market; a study of how "cohort-crowding" impacts hiring and training in entry-level labor markets; and an evaluation of Germany's Hartz IV reform, which overhauled the provision of long-term unemployment benefits.

Dr. Price will teach Ph.D. Labor Economics in the winter quarter and Intermediate Microeconomic Theory in the spring. A native of the Northeast, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, running, and poetry.