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Professor of Economics

Liran Einav

Senior Fellow and Steering Committee Member
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics and Trione Chair
Department of Economics

Liran Einav is the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is directing the Industrial Organization Program. Einav’s areas of specialization are industrial organization and applied microeconomics. An important strand of his work is focused on insurance markets, including the development of empirical models of insurance demand and pricing, and empirical analyses of the implications of adverse selection and moral hazard. Much of Einav's current work is focused on health-care markets. In the past he also studied consumer behavior and the pricing of subprime auto loans, competition in the motion picture industry, strategic commitment, and peer-to-peer internet markets. Einav recently served as a co-editor at the American Economic Review, after serving as a co-editor at Econometrica and AEJ Applied. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science and economics from Tel Aviv University (Israel) in 1997, and his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2002.


BA, Computer Science and Economics, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1997
MA, Economics, Harvard University, 2000
PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 2002