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Simcha Barkai

Assistant Professor of Finance


BSc (Hebrew University), MSc (Hebrew University), PhD (University of Chicago)

Dr Simcha Barkai conducts research at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. His work examines the impact of declining competition on the macroeconomy, firm investment policy and asset prices. He is also interested in what happens to interest rates when competition declines.

Dr Barkai’s work on the decline in the labour share of income has been covered by Bloomberg, The Economist, the Washington Post and Vice.

Formerly, Dr Barkai was a PhD student at the University of Chicago. His dissertation demonstrated that an increase in markups explains, in large part, the decline in the labour share of income and stagnant investment over the past 30 years.