John Kennan

Position title: Professor, Economics


Phone: (608) 262-5393

6434 Sewell Social Sciences

Department of Economics
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My current position is the Richard Meese Chaired Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am a labor economist who has published work on wage determination, cyclical employment and wage fluctuations, and migration. My current research is mainly focused on four topics: 1) the social costs of restrictions on international migration, 2) cross-country differences in lifetime earnings profiles, 3) the interaction between schooling and migration decisions, and 4) the relationship between health and retirement decisions.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Health and the Life Course