Liran Einav is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is also the co-director of the Insurance Working Group. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and an NSF Career Award recipient.
Einav's areas of specialization are industrial organization and applied microeconomics, with focus on insurance markets and empirical analyses of the implications of adverse selection and moral hazard. Einav has also studied consumer behavior and the pricing of subprime auto loans, competition in the motion picture industry, strategic commitment, and more recently internet markets.
Einav has served in various editorial positions in the past, and is currently a co-editor in Econometrica. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science and economics from Tel Aviv University (Israel) in 1997, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2002.