Department of Economics and the College
Alexander Torgovitsky’s research is focused on developing new methods for causal inference and counterfactual analysis with economic data. He also has an empirical interest in labor market dynamics.
His research has received funding from the National Science Foundation and has been published in the Journal of Econometrics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and Econometrica.
Torgovitsky earned a BS (with highest honors) in mathematics from the University of California, Davis. He holds a PhD (with distinction) in economics from Yale University, where he was honored with the Arnold Zellner Thesis Award in Econometrics and Statistics, and the George Trimis Prize, which is awarded to students whose dissertations demonstrate exceptional and distinguished achievement. While a doctoral student, he was invited to participate in the Review of Economic Studies May Meetings, to present his research findings to audiences in Europe. Most recently, he was a member of the faculty of the Department of Economics at Northwestern University.