Bledi Taska

Bledi Taska is Chief Economist at Burning Glass Technologies. He is a labor economist specializing in the application of econometrics and statistics on real time labor market data. At Burning Glass, Bledi leads a team of economists and data scientists, which supports the company’s public policy research, product development, and collaboration with academic researchers and international organizations. Current research projects at Burning Glass involve topics around skills mismatch and the future of skills in the labor market, automation and career pathways, demand for middle-skill jobs, and estimation of supply-demand gaps. Bledi has been invited to present at conferences organized by UNESCO, CEDEFOP, OECD, Searle Center at Northwestern University, and National Association for Business Economics. Bledi’s work at Burning Glass has been published or featured in several popular media outlets from all over the world, such as the Australian Financial Review, the Daily Telegraph, the Economist, France 24, the Financial Time, The Guardian, the Globe and Mail, and the New York Times. He received a doctorate degree in economics from New York University in 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Athens, Greece in 2004. He has presented his academic research at the Atlanta FED, the European Association of Labor Economists, the Midwest Economics Association, and the NBER Summer Institute.