I am an Assistant Professor in the Strategy Department at Kellogg School of Management. Before joining Northwestern University, I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.
I am a labor economist with a focus on the interaction of firms and employees. My research combines administrative panel data sources and frequently overlaps with topics in international trade, health economics and organizational economics.
My current work studies firms' hiring strategies for manager positions, as well as how international trade shocks affect firm organization, wage inequality and worker careers within firms. In another project, I study how nurse shortages induced by a parental leave program affect patient health in hospitals and nursing homes.
Contact: benjamin.friedrich [at] kellogg.northwestern.edu