Jacob Kohlhepp

Jacob Kohlhepp

PhD Candidate in Economics



Thank you for visiting my website! I am a PhD candidate in economics at UCLA studying labor economics and applied theory. My research focuses on how human resource decisions within firms shape the labor market. I enjoy projects that involve capturing interesting theoretical forces with data. I will be on the 2022-2023 job market. My CV is available here.

I am a proud husband and father. My wife and I write a blog where we summarize each week of our marriage: www.thekohlhepps.com. We document our journey navigating faith, careers, and starting a family.


  • Labor Economics
  • Personnel and Organizational Economics
  • Applied Theory


  • MA in Economics, 2020


  • BA in Economics, 2016


  • BA in 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 – Present 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.