Assistant Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Danny Yagan is an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a faculty associate of the Berkeley Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, and faculty co-director of the Taxation and Inequality Initiative of the Berkeley Opportunity Lab. In 2018, he was awarded a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship in recognition of early-career achievement. His work has been supported by the Sloan Foundation, Arnold Foundation, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and centers at the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, Rutgers University, and the University of California, Davis. He joined the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.
- 2018, Undirected migration, $50,000
- 2015, College and intergenerational mobility: New evidence from administrative data, $28,000
- 2014, Inequality and fiscal balance: Is U.S. capital income actually taxed and why?, $15000