Labor & Health

Labor economics deals with the supply of and demand for labor, specifically how employees and employers behave in response to factors such as production costs, income, taxes, and working conditions. Education, family structure, and even fertility can be factors that affect the labor supply. Duke University — both the Department of Economics and Sanford School of Public Policy — has a large group of researchers who specialize in labor and its subfields, including education, family, and health.

Associated Research Groups & Centers​

Faculty In This Field

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat

Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
(919) 613-7302
Peter S. Arcidiacono

Peter S. Arcidiacono

Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1816
Patrick Bayer

Patrick Bayer

Gilhuly Family Professor
(919) 660-1800
Charles Maxwell Becker

Charles Maxwell Becker

Research Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1885
Charles T. Clotfelter

Charles T. Clotfelter

Professor in the Department of Economics
(919) 613-7361
William A. Darity

William A. Darity

Professor of Economics
(919) 613-7336
Erica Marie Field

Erica Marie Field

Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1857
Elizabeth Frankenberg

Elizabeth Frankenberg

Professor in the Department of Economics
(919) 613-9311
Robert J Garlick

Robert J Garlick

Assistant Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1831
V. Joseph Hotz

V. Joseph Hotz

Arts and Sciences Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1841
Randall Kramer

Randall Kramer

Professor of Economics
(919) 613-8072
Helen F. Ladd

Helen F. Ladd

Professor Emeritus of Economics
(919) 613-7352
Hugh Macartney

Hugh Macartney

Assistant Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1866
Marjorie B. McElroy

Marjorie B. McElroy

Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1840
Manoj Mohanan

Manoj Mohanan

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics
(919) 613-9263
Thomas J. Nechyba

Thomas J. Nechyba

Professor of Economics
(919) 681-6590
Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Professor in the Department of Economics
(919) 613-9306
Marcos A. Rangel

Marcos A. Rangel

Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
(919) 613-7340
Emma Rasiel

Emma Rasiel

Professor of the Practice of Economics
(919) 660-1837
David Blaine Ridley

David Blaine Ridley

Professor of the Practice of Business Adminstration
(919) 660-3784
Seth G. Sanders

Seth G. Sanders

Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1898
Modibo Sidibe

Modibo Sidibe

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics
Frank A. Sloan

Frank A. Sloan

J. Alexander McMahon Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management
(919) 613-9358
Duncan Thomas

Duncan Thomas

Norb F. Schaefer Professor of International Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
(919) 660-1803