Katharine G. Abraham
Katharine Abraham’s contributions underpin our understanding of how labor markets work: how workers find and lose jobs, why firms outsource and use gig workers, how retirement decisions affect and are affected by labor market conditions, and how labor markets evolve over the business cycle. She has elucidated our understanding of the persistent effects of long-term unemployment and the role of self employment in transitions to retirement. She has contributed to improving economic measurement. In addition to her scholarly accomplishments, she has provided important public service as Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and as member of the Council of Economic Advisors.