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Simcha Barkai

Assistant Professor of Finance

BSc MSc (Hebrew University) PhD (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 The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and The Nation.

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.