Johnson Appointed Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research
Sanford faculty member Matthew Johnson has been appointed as a faculty research fellow by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Following a call for nominations in January, Johnson is among the 68 new affiliates appointed by the NBER.
The appointments were made after the directors of the NBER's 20 research programs consulted with steering committees, made up of leading scholars. Johnson joins 346 other research fellows, and will collaborate to produce leading research in NBER's Labor Studies Program. This program explores issues related to employment and compensation, including the supply of and demand for labor, human capital, and the determinants and consequences of unemployment. It also considers the effects of labor unions and policies such as minimum wages and training programs.
Notably, Johnson's research was recently cited in the Federal Trade Commission 2023 proposal to ban non-compete clauses, and was cited in several news articles including as the basis for a USA Today examination of the effects of non-competes on women and people of color.