Assistant Professor and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
Eric Zwick studies the interaction between public policy and corporate behavior, with a focus on fiscal stimulus, taxation and housing policy. His research draws insights from finance and behavioral economics, using a variety of methods: new data, natural experiments, theory, and anecdotal exploration. He is particularly interested in the problems that small and medium-sized private firms and new ventures face, from the perspective of owners, investors, managers and workers. One of his secondary areas of interest concerns the role of bounded rationality and imperfect information in the design of policies that promote behavior change. This work focuses on determinants of habit formation in health and workforce productivity settings.
Zwick earned a PhD and MA in business economics from Harvard University and a BA in economics and mathematics with high honors from Swarthmore College. In 2013 he received the Martin Award for Excellence in Business Economics. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as a web and software developer for several start-up enterprises and nonprofit organizations.
Zwick joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.