Economic Advisor and Economist
Areas of Expertise
Enghin Atalay’s research spans a number of topics: horizontal and vertical integration; financial, economic, and social networks; and the measurement of productivity. Recently, his research has delved into long-run changes in the labor market. Working with colleagues outside of the Bank, he has analyzed how individual jobs changed through the second half of the twentieth century, both in the types of tasks that workers perform and in the technologies that workers use.
After the COVID-19 crisis caused severe economic upheaval, Enghin shifted his focus toward pandemic-related research. He helped to compile a data set tracking states’ restrictions on economic activity — from the initial closures in March and April 2020, to the reopening of certain industries in May and June, and to further reopening and new closures after that.
Enghin has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.