Matthew Freedman

Matthew Freedman is a labor economist at Drexel University whose research revolves around job mobility and earnings dynamics within and between industries and geographic locations. One main area of current work focuses on the role of job accessibility and spatial mismatch in shaping observed
patterns of job and income mobility among low-income workers, with a particular emphasis on how various policies and programs associated with transportation and housing can help to mitigate mismatch problems. Other research examines the effects of the geographic clustering of certain industries on the sorting and matching of workers and firms, and how this in turn affects the distribution of earnings within and between locations. Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland-College Park.