Department of Economics and the College
Elliot Lipnowski studies microeconomic theory, especially information disclosure and dynamic games. He is also interested in organizational economics. His research has evaluated how ongoing delegated decision-making—a principal assessing the risks and rewards of funding a series of projects, relying on agents who want every project to be funded—affects the long-term efficiency and flexibility of the organization as a whole. In other work, he has investigated optimal information disclosure by well-intentioned experts, such as between medical professionals and their patients. In another paper currently in progress, he is exploring how a worker’s perceived job insecurity in an organization can create a self-fulfilling prophecy of declining productivity.
Lipnowski graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a PhD in economics. He received NYU Stern’s Herman E. Krooss Prize for best doctoral dissertation. He also holds an Honours BMath in pure mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Most recently, he was a research fellow at the University’s Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.