Associate Professor of Economics
University of Maryland, College Park
Ethan Kaplan is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining the department, he had previously been an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. Kaplan’s 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 macroeconomic questions.
Kaplan received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in development economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. with high honors in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
- 2014, Understanding debt, inequality and consumption behavior: The U.S. in the 2000s, $60,000