Matthew Gibson

2018 Hellman Fellow

Assistant Professor, Economics

Project Title: Causes and Consequences of Time Allocation

Project Description: Matthew Gibson’s Hellman Fellowship will support work on his project concerning causes and consequences of time allocation.  This project will examine the impact of temperature on time use in China and the influence of television-viewing time on labor market outcomes (wages and employment) in the U.S.  The work will take place primarily at the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) at the University of Chicago.  The data collection and analysis will result in two papers to be submitted for publication.  In addition to working on the proposed papers, Matthew hopes to generate new research ideas and to pursue them in collaboration with Chicago researchers, with the goal of improving both the quality of his research and his long-run productivity.