Owen Zidar is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Professor Zidar studies public finance topics at the intersection of labor and macroeconomics. His research interests include many fiscal policy issues such as the incidence and efficiency costs of corporate taxation, the economic impacts of taxing high-income earners, corporate tax policy and declining labor shares, productivity and taxation, and biased productivity growth & rising healthcare expenditures.
In addition to his research and academic writings, he has written for The Washington Post Wonkblog and The New York Times Economix blog. Before joining Chicago Booth, Zidar worked as a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers and as an analyst at Bain Capital Ventures.
Zidar holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His pre-doctoral studies were at Dartmouth College where he earned a B.A., summa cum laude, in economics (high honors).
2014 - 2015 Course Schedule