Kantenga, Kory




Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-461 (ext: 2461)
Office: VF086

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Economics

Mentor: Philipp Kircher
Thematic Group:  n/a


Kory Kantenga is an Economics PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

He focuses on labour economics using applied econometrics and quantitative macroeconomic tools. His research interests centre on understanding the sources of changes in the wage structure, and the role of general equilibrium effects in applied contexts.

His dissertation examines the impact of changes in skill demands on job and wage polarization and the impact of technological change on wage inequality. This work uses job search models and much of this work applies search theory to distill the origins of disparities like wage inequality. Kory will go on the 2018/2019 Job Market and attend the AEA meetings this winter in Atlanta.

During the Max Weber Fellowship, Kory is working on search theory applications aimed at understanding the role of moral hazard in explaining rising HIV prevalence and the efficacy of preventative HIV drugs, and the role of unemployment benefits in crime prevention/proliferation.

He has taught many undergraduate courses on statistics for economists and econometric principles. His industry work experience includes building microeconometric tools for an economics consulting firm and country-based macro research at an international organization.

Page last updated on 23 August 2018

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