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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


Stansbury wins 2022 Outstanding Teacher Award

Stansbury wins dissertation award


"How to Tackle the UK’s Regional Economic Inequality: Focus on STEM, Transport, and Innovation."

Stansbury, Anna, Dan Turner, and Ed Balls. VoxEU, March 6, 2023.

"Tackling the UK’s Regional Economic Inequality: Binding Constraints and Avenues for Policy Intervention."

Stansbury, Anna, Dan Turner, and Ed Balls, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6836-23. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, 2023.

"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.

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