Economic research

Instawork launches economic research division led by Dr. Daniel Altman

“Hourly workers make up more than half of the U.S. workforce, yet they have often been overlooked in analyzes of the macroeconomics and the future of work,” said Daniel Altman. “Instawork has a tremendous amount of up-to-date hourly labor market data, and we can use this data to deepen our understanding of short-term fluctuations and long-term trends in wages, working conditions, sentiment and Continued.”

The new economic research division will address topics such as:

  • Trends in local economic activity
  • Career paths for hourly workers
  • Wage pressure due to changes in labor supply and demand
  • Transitions to flexible working arrangements in key industries
  • Labor supply bottlenecks related to transport, health and other factors

This announcement comes less than six months after the lifting of Instawork $60 million in Series C funding and surpassed its goal of adding 100,000 new app users (Pros) to its platform this fall.

Previously, Dan was a global economics columnist for the International New York Timeseconomics editor at Foreign Policeand Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics at from New York University Stern School of Business, where he taught global macroeconomic forecasting. He was the first Director of Thought Leadership at Dalberg, a global consulting firm focused on international development. Dan has also spent several years developing tools for analyzing the labor market and career trajectories of professional athletes. Dan received his doctorate in economics from Harvard University.

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Founded in 2016, Instawork is the leading flexible work app for local hourly professionals. Its digital marketplace connects thousands of businesses and more than one million workers across the United States, playing a critical role in local economies. Instawork was recently named one of Built In’s 2022 Best Midsize Companies to Work For in the Bay Area and was named one of the “Best Apps of the Summer” in 2021. Instawork helps companies in the food and beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent job opportunities in more than 25 U.S. markets. For more information visit

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