Areas of Expertise (6)
Noam Yuchtman is an associate professor at Berkeley Haas and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. He received a PhD in economics at Harvard University, where he studied labor economics and economic history.
His research is focused on educational institutions, legal institutions, political economy, and historical development. He has studied these topics in contexts ranging from Victorian England to medieval Europe, to Imperial China, and also in contemporary settings. Yuchtman received a BA summa cum laude in economics from Williams College in 2005.
Harvard University: PhD, Economics
Williams College: BA, Economics
Honors & Awards (13)
Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching; PhD Program, Haas School of Business
2012 - 2013
Quarterly Journal of Economics Excellence in Refereeing Award
2011 - 2012
Russell Sage Foundation Small Grant in Behavioral Economics
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Research Grant, Haas School of Business
2011 - 2012
Roger L. Martin Fellowship
Thomas Cochran Fellowship
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
Economic History Association Travel and Data Grant
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Travel Fellowship
Harvard Center for American Political Studies Graduate Seed Grant
Harvard University Graduate Fellowship
2005 - 2007
2004 - 2008
Selected External Service & Affiliations (1)
- Editorial boards: Economic Journal, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the European Economic Association
Positions Held (1)
At Haas since 2010
2016 – present, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2010 – 2016, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
Media Appearances (3)
Judging the Judges: Recalls May Become Easier, But Is That Better for California?
The reaction has been swift, viral and unrelenting. Shortly after Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced an ex-Stanford University swimmer to only six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, the victim’s emotional 12-page court statement drew 13 million readers online, and a cyber-petition demanding the judge’s removal garnered well over a million signatures...
Back to the future? Lessons on inequality, labour markets, and conflict from the Gilded Age, for the present
Today’s labour market in the US has much in common with that of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then, as now, there were few government protections for workers, fears over cheap immigrant labour, rapid technological change, and increasing market concentration. This column explores the lessons that can be drawn from the earlier ‘Gilded Age’. The findings suggests that even as markets play a greater role in allocating labour, legal and political institutions will continue to shape bargaining power between firms and workers....
Science: Degrees From for-profit Colleges Are Inferior Crap
Daily Caller online
"Five economists conducted the research. David J. Deming, Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz are economics professors at Harvard. Noam Yuchtman is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. Amira Abulafi is an economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research."...
Selected Papers & Publications (10)
Davide Cantoni, Jeremiah Dittmar, Noam Yuchtman
Davide Cantoni, Yuyu Chen, David Y Yang, Noam Yuchtman, Y Jane Zhang
Suresh Naidu, Noam Yuchtman
David J. Deming, Noam Yuchtman, Amira Abulafi, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz
Noam Yuchtman, Yuyu Chen, Suresh Naidu, and Tinghua Yu
Noam Yuchtman, David J. Deming, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence F. Katz
Noam Yuchtman, Leonardo Bursztyn, Florian Ederer, and Bruno Ferman
Noam Yuchtman and Davide Canton
Noam Yuchtman and Suresh Naidu