David Wiczer

I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Stony Brook University and an Associate Editor at the European Economic Review.

I concentrate primarily on macroeconomics and labor economics. For my life story in easily digestible sentence fragments, see my CV and for more detail on what I've done and what I'm doing, read my Research Statement.

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The Alpha, Beta and Gamma of the Labor Market with Victoria Gregory & Guido Menzio. Download, NBER WP Slides Press: Marginal Revolution

Where have all the Workers Gone? Revisions Requested at Labour Economics, with Eliza Forsythe, Lisa Kahn & Fabian Lange. Download (Previous version circulated: NBER WP Slides) Press: Washington Post

Cyclical Earnings, Careers and Employment Transitions with Carlos Carrillo Tudela & Ludo Visschers Download Slides Press: Faculti

The Disability Option: Labor Market Dynamics with Economic and Health Risks with Amanda M Michaud Download

Long Term Unemployment: Attached and Mismatched? Download


Earnings Growth, Job Flows and Churn, Journal of Monetary Economics (Conditional Accept), with Satoshi Tanaka & Larry Warren Download Slides

Labor Demand in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from vacancy postings and UI claims, Journal of Public Economics (2020), with Eliza Forsythe, Lisa Kahn and Fabian Lange NBER WP Press: WSJ Slate Bloomberg

Pandemic Recession: L- or V-Shaped?, Quarterly Review (2020), with Victoria Gregory & Guido Menzio. Download NBER WP Press: MarketPlace, MarketWatch, Brookings

Multidimensional Skill Mismatch, AEJ: Macroeconomics (2020), with Fatih Guvenen, Burhan Kuruscu & Satoshi Tanaka. Download Slides Press: Bloomberg, Washington Post

Network Search: Climbing the Job Ladder Faster, International Economic Review (2019), with Marcelo A Arbex & Dennis O'Dea. Download Press: WSJ

Occupational Hazards and Social Disability Insurance, Journal of Monetary Economics (2018), with Amanda M Michaud. Download Slides

Vocational Considerations and Trends in Social Security Disability, Journal of the Economics of Aging (2018), with Amanda M Michaud & Jaeger Nelson. Download


Why Did Vacancies Fall During the Pandemic Recession? with Eliza Forsythe, Lisa Kahn & Fabian Lange

Firm-level Credit Ratings and Default in the Great Recession: Theory and Evidence with Fernando Leibovici & Siddhartha Sanghi. Slides

The Effect of Unemployment Insurance Eligibility in Equilibrium with Ying Chao & Ben Griffy. Slides

Stimulus and Insurance: The Marginal Propensity to Discharge Debt with Gizem Kosar, Davide Melcangi & Laura Pilossoph

Search Frictions and Structural Change with Makoto Nakajima, Stephen L Parente and Hongxia Zhang


Understanding the Geographic Variation in Social Security Disability Insurance, NBER DRC Papers (2019), with Amanda M Michaud and Timothy J Moore. NBER WP

The Relationship between Social Security Disability Insurance Wait Times and Applications , NBER DRC Papers (2019), with Amanda M Michaud and Timothy J Moore. NBER WP

Duration Dependence and Composition in Unemployment Spells, St Louis Fed REVIEW (2016), with James D Eubanks. Download