Interview with Professor Lisa Kahn | Burning Glass Technologies

The COVID recession isn’t like anything the economy has experienced before. In this episode, economist Lisa Kahn shows what job posting data can tell us about how it’s going and how we get out of it.

This episode answers questions such as “How is the COVID recession different than the great recession?”, “What’s happening with graduates coming out of the recession?”, and “What does the COVID recession mean for recent graduates entering the job market?” During the interview, Dr. Kahn also suggests how employers can find talent in one to two years.

Listen to the full podcast to find out more about what Dr. Kahn has to share.




Professor Kahn is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. Her research focuses on labor economics with interests in organizations and education. In previous work, she examined the consequences of graduating from college in an economic downturn, finding surprisingly long-lasting, negative wage effects. She was previously an associate professor of economics at Yale School of Management. From 2010 to 2011 Kahn served on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers as the senior economist for labor and education policy. She has also been a visiting fellow at Brookings Institution and is currently a Research Associate at NBER and an IZA Research Fellow. She is currently on the executive board for the Society of Labor Economists. She holds an A.B. in economics from the University of Chicago (2003) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University (2008).