Anna Stansbury has been nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since March 2021. She is a PhD candidate in economics at Harvard University and a PhD scholar in Harvard's Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy. She will be an assistant professor of work and organization studies at MIT Sloan School of Management starting in fall 2021.
Her research focuses on labor and macroeconomics, particularly on labor market power and labor market institutions in industrialized economies. Her recent work examines the macroeconomic implications of the decline in US worker power (with Lawrence H. Summers), the effects of employer concentration on wages in the United States (with Gregor Schubert and Bledi Taska), and the incentives to comply with the UK minimum wage (with Lindsay Judge).
She has been quoted in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the BBC, and NPR's Indicator podcast, and has written or coauthored columns for Bloomberg Opinion, the Washington Post, and Project Syndicate. She has a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a BA in economics from Cambridge University.