Samuel Kortum

Professor of Economics at University Of Chicago

Samuel Kortum is Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale. He was formerly on the faculty of Boston University and the University of Minnesota, a Staff Economist at the Federal Reserve Board, and a National Fellow at the NBER. In 2004, he and Jonathan Eaton received the Frisch Medal for their paper “Technology, Geography, and Trade.” He is currently an Editor of the Journal of Political Economy. In addition to international economics, Kortum has written on economic growth, innovation, technology diffusion, and firm dynamics. His research has appeared in top academic journals and has been supported by a series of grants from the National Science Foundation.