External Research Fellow
Leah Platt Boustan
Leah Platt Boustan is an associate professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her A.B. from Princeton University in 2000 and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2006, both in Economics.
Her academic interests lie at the intersection between economic history, labor economics, and urban economics. She is currently completing a book (under contract with Princeton University Press) about the effect of the Great Black Migration from the rural South on northern labor markets and residential segregation in the twentieth century. She also has a body of work, joint with her long-time collaborators, Ran Abramitzky and Katherine Eriksson, on the Age of Mass Migration from Europe to the United States (1850-1913), including papers on migrant selection and assimilation.
She currently holds an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. In the 2013-14 academic year, she will be a Straus Fellow at the New York University School of Law on the theme of “Racial, Ethnic and Economic Segregation.”
Leah Boustan joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2013.