photo of Peter KuhnPeter Kuhn
Professor of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210
Office:  North Hall 3036
Tel: 805 893 3666
Fax: 805 893 8830



Data and Supporting Materials for research papers. 

I am a labor economist with broad research interests.  Over the years I have published papers on the economics of trade unions, wage and employment discrimination, immigration, displaced workers, personnel economics, and the effort of information technology on labor markets.  Recent interests include China's labor market and the role of laboratory experiments in labor economics.  My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Ford Foundation, among others. I am a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and the Center for Economic Studies (CES).  I currently serve on the editorial board of Labour Economics and as Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review.  I also direct the Broom Center for Social Demography at UCSB. 

Courses in 2014/15:

Economics 250A Graduate Labor Economics I. This is an introduction to labor economics on the graduate level. It focuses on the basics of labor supply and demand.

Economics 293  Third-Year PhD Seminar  The third-year seminar provides a forum for PhD students to present early thesis research.


Other Courses:

Economics 152 Personnel Economics. This is an advanced undergraduate course focusing on the applications of labor economics to personnel and human resources decisions within firms.