Assistant Professor, School of Labor and Employment Relations
Department of Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Russell Weinstein is an Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Using unique data, Weinstein’s research studies how and where employers search for new workers, and the impact of geography, screening costs, and business cycles on these recruiting strategies. Much of this work focuses on recruiting entry-level workers on college campuses, with implications for firms, students, and universities. Weinstein’s research has been covered by the The Harvard Business Review, Inside Higher Ed, MarketWatch, and The Washington Post, and has been referenced by the White House’s Economic Report of the President, and the US Senate.
Weinstein was awarded an Early Career Research Award from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University in 2014, where he was a Dean’s Fellow. He graduated with an A.B. degree in Economics magna cum laude from Harvard University.