David Wiczer

I am an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and I teach at Washington University in St. Louis. I concentrate primarily on macroeconomics and labor economics and generally welcome a chance to get geeky with computation.

For my life story in easily digestible sentence fragments, see my CV


  • Long Term Unemployment: Attached and Mismatched? <IN REVISION>
  • Multidimensional Skill Mismatch (with Fatih Guvenen, Burhan Kuruscu and Satoshi Tanaka) DraftSlides
  • Occupational Hazards and Social Disability Insurance (with Amanda M Michaud) <SUBMITTED> DraftSlides
  • The Disability Option: Labor Market Dynamics with Economic and Health Risks (with Amanda M Michaud) 
  • Equilibrium sovereign default with endogenous exchange rate depreciation (with Sergey V Popov) <SUBMITTED> draft
  • Unemployment and Development: Harris-Todaro Meets Mortensen-Pissarides (with Stephen L Parente)
  • Search and Networks in Labor Markets: Wage and Unemployment Dynamics (with Dennis O'Dea and Marcelo A Arbex)



Besides economics? I'm a running junkie, who listens to (and shouts at) podcasts during the run. I follow the NFL and play hockey, so long as everyone promises not to hit me too hard. As a legacy from my liberal arts education, I still listen to too-cool indy rock and put some art by an Austrian Secession painter on my computer desktop.

Sergey Popov and I started up the Economics Grad Student Papers Presentation Group at Illinois and I can redraw from memory every PhD comic since 2006. Like any post-modern, post-internet privacy child, Facebook is the best summary of my life.