Ariel Binder

Doctoral Student, University of Michigan Economics Department

Ariel J. Binder is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics and Pre-Doctoral Trainee at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. He conducts research in the areas of labor economics, family economics and economic demography. His doctoral dissertation investigates relationships between family processes and inequality in the United States labor market. One chapter focuses on the changing nature of American family structure and its contribution to rising inequality in labor-force participation and earnings rate between more- and less-educated men. Other chapters study gender norms within the household, how they are transmitted across generations, and how they contribute gender earnings inequality.

Before beginning his graduate studies, Ariel worked as a Research Assistant in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund, in Washington, DC. Additionally, he holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Williams College. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, playing sports and hiking.


On Wharton Business Radio

In the Workplace: March 7, 2019 Episode Featured ImageIn the Workplace: March 7, 2019

Hosts Dan O’Meara and Peter Cappelli are joined by Nisha Jackson (Founder and Director, Peak Medical Clinics), Ariel Binder (Doctoral Student, University of Michigan Economics Department), and Jody Greenstone Miller (Co-Founder & CEO, Business Talent Group) on the Thursday, March 7, 2019 edition of In the Workplace.

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