Ian M. Schmutte

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. I also hold an appointment as a research economist with the Center for Enterprise Dissemination - Disclosure Avoidance at the U.S. Census Bureau, and am a fellow of the Global Labor Organization and the Labor Dynamics Institute. My research focuses on how regulations and social institutions affect earnings and job mobility. I have studied job referral networks, compensating differentials, racial discrimination, the gender wage gap, and the effects of minimum wages on turnover. I also study data privacy, focusing on the trade-off between privacy and accuracy in the publication of official statistics.

Office Meetings Fall 2020

  • I am freely available to meet with students on Tuesday from 2:45-3:45 PM. During that time, you can find me by connecting to this Zoom meeting.
  • If you need a meeting with me at a different time, please schedule one using this link.

Recent News

  • Dan Kifer and I gave the Summer Institute 2020 Methods Lectures on “Differential Privacy for Economists”. Video and slides are available, along with discussions by Danny Goroff and Frauke Kreuter.