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August 30, 2023 | News

The Department of Economics Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2023

New Faculty 2023-2

The Department of Economics is excited to welcome two new professors to its faculty this fall, and two new Postdoctoral Associates who will later join as faculty.

Spanning a diverse set of backgrounds and interests, these new members will bring fresh ideas and create exciting new research opportunities within the Department, its three research centers, and the larger Yale economics community. We are delighted to welcome them to our faculty!

The new faculty members are Assistant Professor of Economics Max Cytrynbaum, an econometrician, and Assistant Professor of Economics Winnie van Dijk, a public economist, and the new Postdoctoral Associates are Mayara Felix, a trade and development economist, and Joel P. Flynn, a macroeconomist and economic theorist.


Max CytrynbaumMax Cytrynbaum

Max Cytrynbaum joins the Department as an Assistant Professor, after completing a year-long Cowles Foundation Postdoctoral Associate role from 2022-2023. His research interests lie broadly in econometric theory, with a particular interest in causal inference and experimental design. His recent work shows how to design more efficient experiments using multi-stage designs and generalized fine stratification methods.

Winnie Van DijkWinnie van Dijk

Winnie van Dijk joins us from Harvard University as an Assistant Professor. Her research uses large linked datasets to study issues in labor, public, and urban economics, focusing on the design and empirical evaluation of policies that are relevant to low-income households. Professor van Dijk is especially interested in housing policy, and her recent research includes work with coauthors on Eviction and Poverty in American Cities. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 2019.

Mayara FelixMayara Felix

Mayara Felix is a Cowles Foundation Postdoctoral Associate and will join Yale as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2024. Her research interests include economic development, international trade, and labor economics, with a particular focus on the effects of liberalization-related reforms. Her recent research explores the effects of trade and outsourcing on labor market conditions. Mayara received a PhD in Economics from MIT in June 2021.

Joel FlynnJoel Flynn

Joel Flynn is a Cowles Foundation Postdoctoral Associate and will join Yale as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2024. His research interests include macroeconomics and economic theory, with a particular interest in business cycles and mechanism design. His recent work includes studies of firm decision-making over the business cycle and nonlinear pricing models. Joel graduated from MIT with a PhD in Economics in June 2023.