Daniel Aaronson is a Vice President and Director of Microeconomic Studies at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He received his B.A from Washington University and his PhD from Northwestern.
Aaronson's research interests are in labor economics and U.S. economic history. Some of his recent research projects have looked at the varied ways that firms respond to changes in low-wage labor costs, how access to credit impacts urban development, how fertility impacts female labor supply decisions as countries get wealthier, and how a large educational intervention impacts skill accumulation, fertility, mobility, and health. His research has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Human Resources.