Dan A. Black is a Senior Fellow in NORC's Economic, Labor, and Population Studies department and Professor and Deputy Dean at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. He serves as Co-Research Director of the CWICstat program, a research group that aids the City of Chicago in their workforce development programs. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), 1997 Cohort, and is Co-Project Director of the NLSY program at NORC. His research focuses on labor economics and applied econometrics.
Black is on the editorial board of Journal of Labor Economics, Labour Economics, and a co-editor of Journal of Urban Economics. His papers have appeared in the top journals in economics, statistics, and demography. He has served on panels for the Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Science, and has served as a consultant for the New Zealand and Australian governments. Before joining the Harris School, he was on faculty at the University of Kentucky and Syracuse University,and held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago, Australian National University, and Carnegie Mellon University.