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 research agenda focuses on how human resource decisions within firms shape markets.

My CV is available here. My wife and I write a blog about each week of our life together since we got married, which you can read here.


  • Labor Economics (Personnel and Organizational)
  • Microeconomic Theory


  • PhD in Economics, 2023


  • MA in Economics, 2020


  • BA in Economics & Political Science, 2016


Working Papers


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.