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Kantenga, Kory




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Tel: (+39)-055-4685-461 (ext: 2461)
Office: VPAD06

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, macroeconomics, and applied econometrics. His main research interest centres on understanding the sources of changes in the wage structure.

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 his work applies search theory to distill the origins of disparities like wage inequality.

During the Max Weber Fellowship Kory plans to further develop the papers in his dissertation to go on the 2018 Job Market. He will also be working on another search theory application aimed at understanding the role of moral hazard in explaining rising HIV prevalence and the efficacy of preventative HIV drugs.

In addition, he has interests in crime economics and international economics topics related to immigration, remittances and financial development.

His work experience includes building microeconometric tools in consulting and country-based macro research at an international organization.

He has taught undergraduate courses on statistics for economists and econometric principles. 

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