Erik Snowberg

Professor of Economics and Political Science
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999; Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2008-11; Associate Professor, 2011-12; Professor, 2012-; Master of Student Houses, 2014-2016.

RESEARCH AREAS

Applied Microeconomics; Business, Economics and Management; Political Science; Political Economy

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Political Economics; Behavioral Economics; Experimental Design

PROFILE

Erik Snowberg has broad research interests. In one area of focus, he uses economic theory to design better experiments for field trials in development and medicine. In another, he brings insights from behavioral psychology and economics to the study of political institutions, behavior, and trends. He is also an expert on using prediction markets to understand and hedge against political risk.

Since 2011, Snowberg has been a Faculty Research Fellow in the Political Economy Group for the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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