Andy Garin is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
His research lies at the intersection of labor economics and public economics. He studies how the structure of labor markets determines who bears the benefit or burden of changes in policy or economic structure. He is particularly interested in the ways that gig workers are shaping the employment landscape, and how policy might best adapt to promote opportunity in 21st century labor markets.
He completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 2018. His dissertation, “Essays on the Economics of Labor Demand and Policy Incidence” was awarded the first-place prize for the W.E. Upjohn Institute's 2018 Dissertation Award, which recognizes “the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues.”