Dr. Lars Vilhuber holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, having previously studied economics at the Universität Bonn, Germany, and Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany. He has worked in both academic and government research positions, and continues to consult and collaborate with government and statistical agencies in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
His research interests lie in the dynamics of the labor market: working with highly detailed longitudinally linked data, he has analyzed the effects and causes of mass layoffs, worker mobility, and the interaction between housing and the local labor market. Over the years, he has also gained extensive expertise on the data needs of economists and other social scientists, having been involved in the creation and maintenance of several data systems designed with analysis, publication, replicability, and maintenance of large-scale code bases in mind. His research in statistical disclosure limitation issues is a direct consequence of his profound interest in making data available in a multitude of formats to the broadest possible audience. His knowledge about various data enclave systems comes from both personal experience and the desire to improve the experience of others. His involvement in efforts to make social sciences more reproducible and transparent draws on these many diverse experiences.
He is presently on the faculty of the Department of Economics at Cornell University, Executive Director of ILR’s Labor Dynamics Institute, a Senior Research Associate at the ILR School at Cornell University, Ithaca, and affiliated with the U.S. Census Bureau (Center for Economic Studies, CES). He is Data Editor of the American Economic Association, and Managing Editor of the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality; Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Centre d’accès sécurisé aux données (CASD) in France, Senior Advisor of the New York Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (NYRDC) in the U.S.
Dr. Vilhuber speaks English, German, and French fluently, and can communicate effectively in Portuguese and Spanish.
A list of publications can be found here.