Labor Economics, Economics of Migration, Macroeconomics


Dr. Joshua Mask is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Economics department at Temple University. He received his BBA and MBA from the University of Memphis, and his MA and PhD in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on the business cycle and how it affects wages and opportunities in the long run. He has published solo-authored papers in the IZA Journal of Development and Migration and Labour Economics. He has also appeared in various media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, discussing the labor market and recessions.

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Selected Publications

  • Mask, J. (2023). Salary History Bans and Healing Scars from Past Recessions, Labour Economics, 84, 102408. 
  • Mask, J. (2020). Consequences of Immigrating During a Recession: Evidence from the US Refugee Resettlement program, IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 11(1), 2020:0021.

Courses Taught

  • ECON 1101: Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON 1901: Honors Macroeconomic Principles 
  • ECON 3571: Money and Banking
  • BA 5002: Socioeconomic Context of Business
  • ECON 5102: Economics Decisions for Public Policy

Media Mentions

Economics Assistant Professor Joshua Mask quoted in The NY Times
via New York Times on April 15, 2024

Economics Assistant Professor Joshua Mask quoted in The NY Times

Professor Joshua Mask was quoted in the April 15 New York Times article Why Better Times (and Big Raises) Haven’t Cured the Inflation Hangover...

Joshua Mask featured in WalletHub
via WalletHub on January 25, 2024

Joshua Mask featured in WalletHub

Economics Assistant Professor of Instruction, Joshua Mask was featured in WalletHub's recent...

Joshua Mask Featured in The Washington Post
via The Washington Post on July 13, 2023

Joshua Mask Featured in The Washington Post

Research by Joshua Mask on leading indicators of recessions was featured in a recent article in the Washington Post.

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via Action News on May 02, 2022

Joshua Mask Featured on Action News

Professor Joshua Mask was recently featured in a Channel 6 Action News story on changes in the Philadelphia-area labor market and the continued...