Joachim Hubmer


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. I obtained a PhD in Economics from Yale University in 2019. My research focuses on the macroeconomics of technological change and inequality.

What's new in 2023?

HOT OF THE PRESS: The Race Between Preferences and Technology, 2023, Econometrica, 91: 227-261 ( [code]

UPDATED 2023/7: Why Are the Wealthiest So Wealthy? A Longitudinal Empirical Investigation, with Elin Halvorsen, Serdar Ozkan, and Sergio Salgado

UPDATED 2023/7: Tax Wedges, Financial Frictions, and Misallocation, with Árpád Ábrahám, Piero Gottardi, and Lukas Mayr, Accepted at the Journal of Public Economics

UPDATED 2023/5: Not a Typical Firm: Capital–Labor Substitution and Firms’ Labor Shares, with Pascual Restrepo 

Contact Information

Department of Economics

University of Pennsylvania

E-mail: jhubmer [at]