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The Indeed Hiring Lab is an international team of economists and researchers dedicated to delivering insights that help drive the global labor market conversation.

The Hiring Lab produces research on global labor-market topics using Indeed’s proprietary data and publicly available sources. Our work is available to media, researchers, policymakers, job-seekers and employers to help them better navigate the world of work today.  


Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko is Chief Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab. Previously he was Chief Economist and VP of Analytics at Trulia, the online real estate marketplace. He has also led research teams at the Public Policy Institute of California and at Forrester Research. Jed specializes in using large-scale proprietary and publicly available datasets to uncover insights about labor markets, the future of work, demographics, housing markets, and urban trends. He earned his B.A. in Social Studies and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.


Daniel Culbertson

Daniel Culbertson

Daniel Culbertson

Daniel Culbertson is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on the US and Canadian labor markets. Daniel previously specialized in regional analysis and forecasting as an economist with Moody’s Analytics and holds a M.A. in economics from the University of Delaware.


Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab, focusing on the US labor market. Previously he was the quantitative editor and economics writer at FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver’s data-driven news site; and before that, he was an economic analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. As a freelance journalist, he has written for The Economist. He has a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.


Annina Hering

Annina Hering

Annina Hering

Annina Hering is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on Germany. Annina wrote her dissertation in the social science at the University of Cologne. Previously she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, where she was also part of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE). In spring 2018 her dissertation on precarious employment and childbearing in Germany will be published as a book with Campus Verlag. She holds a M.Sc. in Sociology and Empirical Research from the University of Cologne and a B.A. in Politics and Society from the University of Bonn.


Sindhu Keepudi

Sindhu Keepudi

Sindhu Keepudi

Sindhu Keepudi is the coordinator at the Indeed Hiring Lab. Sindhu currently assists the economists with blog production. She previously worked as a data analyst at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Sindhu holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Communications from The University of Texas at Austin.


Mariano Mamertino

Mariano Mamertino

Mariano Mamertino

Mariano Mamertino is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on the UK and Europe. Previously he worked as a research fellow at Central European University in Budapest, and as a junior research officer at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. He is among the authors of the ILO’s flagship report “World of Work 2014: Developing With Jobs” and has collaborated on several institutional and academic publications. Mariano holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Economics from Bocconi University.


Callam Pickering

Callam Pickering

Callam Pickering

Callam Pickering is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on Australia. Previously he was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia focusing on household spending and house prices. He also worked as the economic editor at online publications the Business Spectator and Eureka Report where he covered economic issues relating to Australia. Callam earned a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting from Monash University.


Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson is Editorial Director at the Hiring Lab. For nearly two decades, she was a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where she wrote under the byline Rachel Emma Silverman and covered workforce, personal finance and health-care issues. She is also the author of The Wall StreetJournal Complete Estate-Planning Guidebook, published by Random House/Crown in 2011. Rachel was a 2014 Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University, where she studied the intersection of business and design, and where she had previously received her B.A. in History and Science.


Valerie Rodden

Valerie Rodden

Valerie Rodden

Valerie Rodden is an Economic Research Analyst for the Hiring Lab. She received her B.S. in economics from the George Washington University.


Tara Sinclair

Tara Sinclair

Tara Sinclair

Tara Sinclair is an associate professor of economics and international affairs at the George Washington University and a senior fellow of the Indeed Hiring Lab. She has a PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and her research focuses on modeling, explaining, and forecasting trends in the labor market and other macroeconomic variables both in the US and worldwide. For the Hiring Lab, Tara is working on research projects using Indeed’s unique data to develop new insights into the labor market.


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