Rebecca Diamond (2013)

Rebecca Diamond is an applied micro-economist studying local labor and housing markets. Her recent research focuses on the causes and consequences of diverging economic growth across U.S. cities and its effects on inequality. Diamond received the 2013 National Institute Seed Grant to complete her doctorate at Harvard University.

Her research has shown that the growing wage gap has been accompanied by a substantial increase in the tendency of workers to locate themselves geographically with those of similar skill levels. She also examined which factors determine high- and low-skill workers’ choices to increasingly segregate themselves into different cities and the implications of these choices.

Diamond is currently assistant professor of economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she is the Michelle R. Clayman Faculty Scholar for 2016-17. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research from 2013 to 2014.