Ofer Malamud

Assistant Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

Ofer Malamud is an Assistant Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He conducts research in the fields of labour economics and the economics of education.

In particular, he has examined the relative returns to academic and vocational education in Romania and the trade-off between early specialisation and the gains from delaying the choice of a major field of study in Britain. He has also studied the effect of education on regional mobility using the unintended effect of attending college to avoid the Vietnam draft, and the patterns of self-selection among Mexican migrants to the United States. Most recently, he has explored the effect of home computer use on child and adolescent outcomes.

Professor Malamud received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2004, where he also graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in economics and philosophy. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economics Research and a Faculty Affiliate at the University of Chicago’s Population Research Center and the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy.

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