Erik Hurst is the V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He serves as a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research and is an editor at the Journal of Political Economy. Professor Hurst’s research studies labor markets, household consumption behavior, time use, housing markets, and household financial behavior. His research on these topics has appeared in several leading journals. Professor Hurst received the 2006 TIAA-CREF Paul Samuelson Award for the best published paper dealing with household financial security and was also awarded the 2012 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.