Aleh Tsyvinski

Aleh Tsyvinski

Fellow: Awarded 2011

Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://economics.yale.edu/people/aleh-tsyvinski

I am currently a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Yale University .At Yale, I also hold a position of a Co-Director of Macroeconomic Research Program at Cowles Foundation. I am a Research Associate at National Bureau of Economic Research. Previously, I taught at Harvard and UCLA. I have also been recognized by the World Economic Forum (Davos) as a Young Global Leader (2009).

My research mostly focuses on studying dynamic optimal taxation and social insurance policies. I am broadly interested in how to design social insurance mechanisms that find a balance between redistribution (or social insurance) and incentives, especially, in dynamic settings. The questions that interest me are whether and how savings should be taxed, how to design disability and social security systems, and what the role of the government and the private markets is in providing insurance. I have also worked extensively on issues of political economy and information aggregation.