Dmitri Koustas is an Assistant Professor at The Harris School of Public Policy at The University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. He specializes in labor economics and macroeconomics, with research areas in labor economics, the “future of work” and household finance. An important vein of his research focuses on measuring and understanding the reasons why households participate in alternative work arrangements like the gig economy. His research pioneers new and innovative datasets, including bank and credit card data, IRS tax returns, and direct partnerships with technology companies. He is the author of multiple studies examining the labor supply of self-employed and gig economy workers. His research has been featured in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Panel on “Measuring Contingent Work and Alternative Work Arrangements,” in the 2019 Economic Report of the President, and in major media outlets.