Serdar Ozkan is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto and a Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis. His research agenda aims to understand the nature of household heterogeneity and its role in economic outcomes.
His work has centered around studying the determinants and consequences of inequality. Recently, he has studied how and why individual incomes fluctuate over time and their implications for household behavior. He has also explored what drives the differences in wages, incomes, wealth and health outcomes among households as well as their consequences for public policy.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and was an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System before joining the University of Toronto Department of Economics in July 2014.