Hi and thanks for visiting my website! I am an economist working in political economy and labor.

Within political economy, I study how divisive politics affects the performance of government. This includes the influence of politicians in fundamentally technocratic government tasks and how this can be reduced.

Within labor, I am interested in forces and trends affecting middle- and low-skilled workers.

I am an Assistant Professor at Stockholm IIES (which you can follow on Twitter @IIES_Sthlm). I received my PhD in economics from UC San Diego in 2017. If you're interested in my work, I'd love to hear from you! I can be reached at mitch.downey [at] iies.su.se.