Trevon D. Logan is the Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees distinguished professor of economics and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University. He is a research associate in the Development of the American Economy Program and the director of the Race and Stratification in the Economy Working Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. A former president of the National Economic Association and member of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of the Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, he is currently co-director of the American Economic Association Mentoring Program and member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Literature and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Logan’s current research focuses on racial inequality and economic history. His international award-winning research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Economist, NBC, CBS, Bloomberg, CNN, and other major media outlets. Named by Fortune magazine as “One of the 19 Black Economists You Should Know and Celebrate” in 2020, his work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Brookings Institution, and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, among others.
Logan received his B.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999, his M.A. degrees in demography and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, and his Ph.D. in economics from University of California, Berkeley, in 2004.