Ethan Kaplan joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2011. Before joining the department, he had previously been an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. He obtained his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2005. His main area of research is empirical political economy and applied micro-econometrics. His research has focused on media economics, the determination and persistence of political preferences, interest group behavior, and the political economy of U.S. intervention. More recently, in addition to his research on political economy, he has started a sequence of projects using applied micro-econometric techniques to investigate macroecononic questions.

Areas of Interest

  • Political Economics
  • Applied Micro-Econometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of California, Berkeley, 2005
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies Fall 2016
ECON326 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis Fall 2016
ECON808 Workshop on Macroeconomics and Growth; Workshop in Applied Economics Fall 2016
ECON756 Empirical Political Economics Spring 2016
ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies Fall 2015 Syllabus
ECON326 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis Fall 2015 Syllabus

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