Philip A. Luck was sworn-in as Deputy Chief Economist on September 26th, 2022. He is an expert on the economics of international trade, migration, and firm dynamics. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Denver
Dr. Luck’s research spans topics from international trade to labor economics, utilizes economic theory, rigorous econometric methods, and a wide variety of survey and administrative data. His expertise lies in the study of the international organization of production; specifically, how international trade and migration impact the structure of firms, and supply chains, demand for skills, labor market dynamics, and aggregate welfare.
His research has been published in leading economic journals, including The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Economic Geography and Review of International Economics. His work has also been covered in major publications including The Economist, the Financial Times, and Real Clear Markets.
A devoted teacher, he has taught at the Drexel University, Claremont McKenna College as well as the University of Colorado, Denver. He graduated with honors in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and earned MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California, Davis.