John Eric Humphries is an assistant professor of economics at Yale University. His research focuses on topics in labor economics and applied microeconomics. In particular, he studies how educational and career dynamics are affected by public policy. Much of his work considers how policies affect the acquisition of human capital and the role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in the labor market. His publications include work on the GED high school equivalency exam, the returns to education, and the role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in educational and economic outcomes. See johnerichumphries.com for current work and recent publications.