Ufuk Akcigit

Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Ufuk Akcigit is Arnold C. Harberger Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. As a macroeconomist, his research centers on economic growth, productivity, firm dynamics and economics of innovation. Akcigit was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania from 2009 to 2015, and at the University of Chicago from 2015 to 2018. From 2018 to 2019, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago. In addition, he serves as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Affiliate in the Center for Economic Policy Research, a Distinguished Research Fellow at Koc University, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute.

Akcigit received his BSc in economics from Koc University in Istanbul. He then went on to earn his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009.

Personal Website: http://www.ufukakcigit.com


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