University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Applied Economics

Joseph Ritter

Joseph Ritter Associate Professor

Phone: 612-625-0442

249d Ruttan Hall
1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1987

Labor economics, public policy.

Joe Ritter teaches courses in labor economics, econometrics, and macroeconomics for the Department of Applied Economics.

Before coming to Minnesota, he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Yale University, the University of Texas, and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.

His current research studies earnings inequality, the health impact of long-term unemployment, labor market effects of social programs, and racial profiling. He also has an ongoing interest in measurement error problems in economic and social data.

Ritter’s publications have appeared in Industrial Relations, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The International Labour Review, Economic Theory, and The American Economic Review.



Areas of Expertise

Labor Economics