Richard Mansfield


I am currently a labor economist in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado - Boulder.  I earned my PhD in economics from Yale University.

My research focuses on the potential tradeoffs between inequality of opportunity and allocative efficiency in the mechanisms by which workers are matched to firms and students and teachers are matched to schools.   Methodologically, I specialize in using linked administrative data to examine the interplay between production functions and models of sorting in contexts where the productive inputs consist of heterogeneous individuals (e.g. different students, teachers, or workers).