Jacob Kohlhepp

Jacob Kohlhepp

Assistant Professor

UNC Chapel Hill


I am an assistant professor of economics and the John Stewart Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am an applied microeconomist with a background in theory and labor. My CV is available here.

My research agenda focuses on how human resource decisions within firms shape markets, but this is more of a common thread than a rule. I believe an idea is worth pursuing if it feels like magic and truth at the same time.


  • Labor Economics (Personnel and Organizational)
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Industrial Organization


  • PhD in Economics, 2023


  • MA in Economics, 2020


  • BA in Economics & Political Science, 2016


Working Papers


ECON 490: Compensation in Organizations

ECON 101: Microeconomic Theory II

ECON 201C: PhD Micreconomic Theory III

ECON 106I: Organizational Economics

ECON 11: Microeconomic Theory I



Economic Consultant


Aug 2020 – Mar 2021 Los Angeles

Associate Economist

Welch Consulting

Mar 2016 – Jul 2018 Los Angeles
  • Damage calculation
  • Adverse impact analysis
  • Pay equity

Other Projects

Micreconomic Theory Notes

Notes on Monotone Comparative Statics Notes on Hamiltonians Notes on Continuous Action Moral Hazard Notes on Common Value Auctions Notes on Multitasking with Harmful Effort

Efficient Volunteer Matching

An app that uses volunteer preferences to match volunteers to tasks.