Jesse M. Shapiro is a Research Associate in Labor Studies at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy, and an Associate Editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty, he was the inaugural Becker Fellow at the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory.
His research is in the areas of industrial organization and political economy.
Shapiro attended Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in economics and a master's degree in statistics in 2001, and a PhD in economics in 2005. He was a 2011-2012 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.
With Matthew Gentzkow, “Ideological Segregation Online and Offline,” Quarterly Journal of Economics (2011).
With Nava Ashraf and James Berry, "Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia," American Economic Review (2010).
With Matthew Gentzkow, "What Drives Media Slant? Evidence from U.S. Daily Newspapers," Econometrica (2010).
With Matthew Gentzkow, "Media Bias and Reputation," Journal of Political Economy (2006).
With Edward L. Glaeser and Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, "Strategic Extremism: Why Republicans and Democrats Divide on Religious Values," Quarterly Journal of Economics (2005).