Leah Platt Boustan
Ph.D. Harvard University
Research Areas:Applied Microeconomics, Economic History, Urban Economics
Office:Bunche Hall 9262
Leah Boustan is a Professor of Economics at UCLA. Her interests lie at the intersection between economic history, labor economics and urban economics. Her research focuses on the Great Black Migration from the rural south during and after World War II and the mass migration from Europe to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, among others. Her new book, “Competition in the Promised Land”, examines the long-lasting effects of the Great Black Migration on labor markets and urban space in receiving cities.