Welfare Assessments with Heterogeneous Individuals

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Proposal Description:

This project provides a general framework to make welfare assessments in dynamic stochastic environments when individuals are heterogeneous. I am currently building a user guide to further develop and explain this framework. The RA in this project will assist the researchers by solving and simulating several models to illustrate how to make welfare assessments. The RA will also assist the researchers by reading and summarizing some related literature.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has i) exposure to advanced economic theory, ideally in welfare economics and ii) knowledge of numerical methods. Particularly relevant courses are ECON 350, 351, and 417, or equivalent.

Please include in your application i) a transcript with relevant coursework that includes a list of software proficiency levels and ii) one short paragraph explaining why you are interested in this project.

  • Matt Schwartz