Cathy Barrera, Ph.D.

Chief Economist, ZipRecruiter

Cathy Barrera is the chief economist at the jobs site ZipRecruiter, where she serves as the team’s lead authority on U.S. unemployment, labor and job market issues – especially as they pertain to ZipRecruiter’s core customer base of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). An accomplished labor economist, Barrera’s passion lies in exploring how developments in technology are reshaping the economy and the way we work. Her background also includes her role as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, where she researched the impact of technology on the labor market. Barrera received her PhD in business economics from Harvard University, and an MSc in applicable mathematics from the London School of Economics.