Hugo Hopenhayn

Hugo Hopenhayn

Education:

Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Research Areas:

Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomic Theory

Phone:

(310) 206-8896

Office:

Bunche Hall 9377

Email:

hopen@econ.ucla.edu

Personal Website:

http://hopenhayn.weebly.com

Biography:

Hugo Hopenhayn is a Professor of Economics at UCLA and a fellow of the Econometric Society. Professor Hopenhayn’s early research studied industry dynamics and the the optimal design of unemployment insurance. More recently he has made significant contributions to the theory of dynamic optimal contracting and mechanism design with important applications to patent design and the impact of financial frictions on firm dynamics. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica and the Journal of Political Economy among others.

Selected Books and Publications


Research Interests

  • Endogenous fluctuations; multiple equilibria and stabilization policy; dynamic aspects of economic development, notably human capital, poverty traps and credit rationing; political economy of transfer payments, budget deficits and inflation.

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