Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Office:193 Julis Romo Rabinowitz
- International Economics
Oleg Itskhoki is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and at the Woodrow Wilson School, as well as the Richard Allen Lester University Preceptor and a Sloan Research Fellow. His research interests are in the fields of Macroeconomics and International Economics. One line of his research focuses on the effects of globalization on labor markets, in particular unemployment and income inequality. Another line of his research studies the pricing policies of firms in international transaction, in particular focusing on currency choice by importing and exporting firms and its implication for macroeconomic policies. He also explores the role of large firms in international transmission of shocks. His most recent research is centered around the issue of optimal macroeconomic policies in currency unions and optimal development and industrial policies in economies with financial frictions. He was a participant in the Review of Economic Studies tour and is a recepeint of the Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His research was supported by a National Science Foundation grant and his work is published in American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies.
Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Rerearch affiliate at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. Education: BA, Moscow State University 2003; MA, New Economics School (Moscow) 2004; PhD, Harvard University 2009; Post-doc, International Economics Section, Princeton University 2009-2010.