The School is pleased to celebrate the promotion of an outstanding faculty member, Russell Weinstein, to Associate Professor. Our success is the direct result of the scholarship and leadership of our faculty, and we’re proud to highlight their accomplishments.

Russell holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. Professor Weinstein’s research interests include employer recruiting and hiring, and the returns to a college degree. He teaches a course on the gender wage gap, as well as an advanced data analysis course in the Department of Economics, where he holds a joint appointment.

Why LER?

“It is exciting to work in an environment with colleagues who are thinking about workforce-related issues from different perspectives. I am also grateful to be able to teach students who are passionate about their field and who will be able to make a difference. I greatly value the LER community.”

My Research

“As a labor economist, I study factors that facilitate or hinder labor market success for individuals and communities. Much of my work focuses on understanding employer recruiting and hiring decisions, and the implications for firms and workers. My recent papers have studied how employers adjusted recruiting on college campuses during the Great Recession, and whether employers value proximity when recruiting recent college graduates.”

What The Dean Says

“Russell Weinstein is recognized as one of the leading researchers today studying the economic impact of universities on the local regions surrounding them and on the labor market opportunities of individual university graduates. More specifically, he examines public policy decisions related to the creation of universities and attraction of new companies and how those affect the economic growth of communities nearby.  He also examines how graduates are matched to jobs, with attention to various barriers that can impede their labor market success.  In addition to his active research program, he is an engaging teacher of several challenging courses in both LER and the Department of Economics, where he holds a joint appointment. He is also a terrific colleague and contributes actively to building and supporting the outstanding research culture here in LER.”