Michael Gibbs studies the economics of human resources and organizational design. He recently coauthored the second edition of Personnel Economics in Practice. Gibbs's research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, the Accounting Review, and other journals. Professor Gibbs is a research fellow of the Center for the Study of Labor in Bonn, and on the board of Friends of the Orphans.
In 2007 Gibbs received the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association. He has received two Hillel Einhorn Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Chicago Booth.
Gibbs earned a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree in economics all from the University of Chicago.