Ian Schmutte is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD in Economics from Cornell University in 2010, and has also worked with the U.S. Census Bureau. His research uses linked employer-employee data to understand how regulations and social institutions affect earnings and job mobility. He has studied job referral networks, compensating differentials, racial discrimination, the gender wage gap, and the effects of minimum wages on turnover. Schmutte also studies how data privacy affects the publication of official statistics. His research has appeared in the American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.