Brief Biography:

Maxim Troshkin is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Cornell University. Before coming to Cornell, Dr. Troshkin spent a year after graduate school as a Cowles Foundation Associate in Economics at Yale University (a prestigious Postdoc typically offered to one of the top candidates on the market). He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota, where his advisors were V.V. Chari and Larry E. Jones and where he was awarded the Mary and Robert Litterman Fellowship. His research addresses the macroeconomics of public policies and seeks to advance our understanding of the complex interconnections between uncertainty, economic incentives, and social insurance. His work has been published in top general-interest journals as well as in the leading field journals.