Michael Gibbs studies the economics of human resources and organizational design. He is co-author of the leading textbook in the field, Personnel Economics in Practice, which has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian and Spanish. Gibbs's research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Industrial Labor Relations Review, Accounting Review, and other journals. Professor Gibbs is a Research Fellow of the Center for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Institute for Compensation Studies. From 2012-2015, he was Faculty Director of Booth’s Executive MBA program.

In 2007 Gibbs received the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association. He has received three Hillel Einhorn Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Gibbs earned an AB, AM and PhD in economics, all from the University of Chicago.

Research Interests

Personnel economics.

Academic Areas

  • Microeconomics

Selected Publications

Working Papers

2021 - 2022 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
42819 Corporate Governance 2022 (Summer)
33001 Microeconomics 2021 (Autumn)
33832 Organizations and Incentives 2022 (Spring)

2022 Executive Education Schedule

  Program Title  
  The Accelerated Development Program Learn More