Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Research Areas:Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomic Theory
Office:Bunche Hall 9377
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.