Bruce Weinberg

Bruce Weinberg

Bruce Weinberg



446 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 now Professor of Economics and Public Administration. His research has been published in journals including The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Economic Journal, and The Journal of Labor Economics. This research spans three areas. The first is theeconomics of innovation and creativity. This work studies how creativity and innovation varies over the life cycle and how an individual’s own creativity is affected by the presence of other important innovators. He also studies migration of innovators, trends in innovative competitiveness across countries, and the economic impacts of innovation. The second area is family and neighborhood determinants of youth outcomes and behavior. This work studies how youth behaviors, including employment, delinquency, cognitive development, and risky behaviors, are affected by their families and peer groups. The third research area concerns technological change, industrial shifts, and the wage structure. This work studies how computerization and the shift from manufacturing to services have affected the gender wage gap, the racial wage gap, and the returns to experience.

He has held visiting positions at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He is a Research Associate at the NBER and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor (IZA), Bonn. He is an associate editor of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and Regional Science and Urban Economics and currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economic at the Ohio State University.

His research has been supported by the Federal Reserve, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Templeton Foundation. He has advised policy makers at a variety of levels and currently chairs the Modeling Subcommittee of the Biomedical Research Workforce Taskforce of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health. His work has been covered publicly in/on the Economic Report of the President, ABC Radio, Business Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN, The Economist, The Financial Times; MSN/Slate, Nature, The New York Times, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal andU.S. News and World Report and abroad in Britain, Canada, and Russia.