Maxim Troshkin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Before coming to Wharton, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Cornell University and spent a year after graduate school as a Cowles Foundation Associate in Economics at Yale University. Dr. Troshkin earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Minnesota, where he was awarded the Mary and Robert Litterman Fellowship. He is a recipient of the Presidential Merrill Scholar Mentor award from Cornell and the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship from the U.S. Department of State. His research addresses macroeconomic and contracting aspects of public policies and has been published in top general-interest journals as well as in the leading field journals. He helped organize several research conferences and regularly referees for leading academic journals, the MIT Press, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the NSF.