Anna Stansbury

Faculty

Anna Stansbury

Support Staff

Get in Touch

Title

About

Academic Groups

Academic Area

Centers & Initiatives

Anna Stansbury is the Class of 1948 Career Development Assistant Professor and an Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is in the core faculty of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research. She is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Stansbury’s research focuses on topics in labor and macro economics, particularly on issues to do with inequality, power, and institutions in the labor market. In recent work, she has studied the extent of employer concentration in the US labor market, the macroeconomic effects of the decline of worker power in the US, and the incentives for minimum wage non-compliance in the US and the UK.

Stansbury holds a BA in economics from Cambridge University, a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an MA and PhD in economics from Harvard University.

More information about her research can be found on her personal website at annastansbury.com

Honors

Stansbury wins 2022 Outstanding Teacher Award

Stansbury wins dissertation award

Publications

"Why Gender Disparities Persist in South Korea’s Labor Market."

Dynan, Karen, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, and Anna Stansbury, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6810-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, July 2022. PIEE Working Paper No. 22-11.

"Economics Needs More Socioeconomic Diversity."

Stansbury, Anna. Harvard Business Review, June 10, 2022.

"Socioeconomic Diversity of Economics PhDs."

Schultz, Robert and Anna Stansbury, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6698-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, March 2022. PIIE Working Paper No. 22-4.

Load More

Recent Insights

Ideas Made to Matter

The imbalance of PhDs’ socioeconomic backgrounds

Economics PhDs are more likely to have highly educated parents and come from a more socioeconomically advantaged background — and that’s a problem.

Read Article
Ideas Made to Matter

4 researchers join MIT Sloan faculty

Research topics include analyzing firm behavior, data-driven sequential decision-making, inequality and worker power, and renewable energy integration.

Read Article

Media Highlights