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Bruce Weinberg

Bruce Weinberg

Bruce Weinberg

Eric Byron Fix-Monda Endowed Professor



475 Arps Hall
1945 N. High St.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Changes in the Wage Structure
  • Family and Neighborhood Determinants of Youth Outcomes and B
  • Innovation and Creativity


  • University of Chicago, B. A., with Honors, Economics, 1991
  • University of Chicago, Ph.D., Economics, 1996

Bruce A. Weinberg received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1996 before joining the faculty at the Ohio State University, where he is Eric Byron Fix-Monda Endowed Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and recipient of Distinguished Scholar, Joan Huber, and Postdoc Mentor of the Year Awards. His research, which has been published in journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, and Science, spans three areas: 1) The economics of creativity and innovation 2) The determinants of youth outcomes and behavior 3) Technological change, industrial shifts, and the wage structure. Much of his work across these areas focuses on underrepresentation in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic background and has studied networks.

Weinberg has held visiting positions at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Princeton University. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor (IZA), Bonn and Research Associate at the NBER, Cambridge, MA. He is an associate editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. His research has been supported by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Kauffman, Sloan, and Templeton Foundations. I seek to use my expertise on science and innovation into practice, having advised the NIH Directorate on the biomedical research workforce and NextGen initiatives and by serving on the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. I have tried to repay the excellent mentorship I received by mentoring a diverse corps of over 50 undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.

His work has been featured publicly in/on the Economic Report of the President, CNN, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other leading outlets in the U.S. and internationally.