Leeat Yariv’s work focuses on market design, social networks, and political economy. She uses theory, lab experiments, and field studies to understand how individuals connect to each other and how they make decisions, on their own and collectively. Her work has focused on varied topics, ranging from the adoption of children in the U.S., to the performance of juries, to the diffusion of ideas and behaviors on social networks, to the efficacy of affirmative action.
Leeat Yariv received a B.Sc. in Mathematics, a B.Sc. in Physics, and an M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. After a post-doc at Yale University, she taught at UCLA and California Institute of Technology before joining Princeton in 2018. She directs the new Princeton Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences (PExL), which she opened. She is on the editorial boards of several journals, and a fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. She is also a research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
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