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Hugo Hopenhayn

Hugo Hopenhayn

Visiting Professor
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)


Hugo Hopenhayn is a Professor of Economics at UCLA and a fellow of the Econometric Society. Professor Hopenhayn’s early research studied industry dynamics and the the optimal design of unemployment insurance. More recently he has made significant contributions to the theory of dynamic optimal contracting and mechanism design with important applications to patent design and the impact of financial frictions on firm dynamics. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica and the Journal of Political Economy among others.

Focal Areas: 
Innovation and Technology
Money and Finance