Chantal Pezold

Hello!
I am an incoming PhD Student in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Currently, I work as a pre-doctoral fellow at MIT and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). I hold a BSc and MSc in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin and was a research fellow and visiting student at Harvard University during the academic year 2021/2022.

My primary interests are in labor economics, with a focus on worker representation, wage inequality, and technical change. In my current research, I study what factors drive the formation of labor unions, highlighting the role of workers’ outside options in the labor market and the electoral representation of low-wage workers. In a closely related strand of work, I explore how unions, and other forms of worker representation, impact firms’ technology choices.

You can find my complete CV here, and take a look at my research here.

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