Abigail Wozniak

Abigail  Wozniak

Director, Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
Ph.D., Harvard University
Black-White Differences, Employment Screening, Higher Education, Labor Economics, Migration

Abigail Wozniak is the inaugural director of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Her research has examined migration between states and cities as well as employer compensation and screening policies. Professor Wozniak is currently a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Over 2014-2015, she served as Senior Economist to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, working on labor economics issues. She was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in 2008-09. She is a graduate of Harvard University (PhD) and the University of Chicago (AB). She is a Wisconsin native and a former Associate Economist at the Chicago Federal Reserve. Her work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Huffington PostBusinessweek, and other outlets.