Maxim Troshkin is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he was at Cornell University and at Yale University. Professor Troshkin earned his doctorate in economics at the University of Minnesota, where he was awarded the Mary and Robert Litterman Fellowship. He is also 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 is 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.