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Igor Livshits

Igor Livshits

University of Western Ontario

Igor Livshits is an Economic Advisor and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Fed in 2017, Dr. Livshits was a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario. His main area of research is consumer credit. His papers with J. MacGee and M. Tertilt have been published in the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal Macroeconomics, and the Review of Economic Studies, and his paper with N. Kovrijnykh is in the International Economic Review. He has also contributed a survey on the subject to the Journal of Economic Surveys. Dr. Livshits has received several grants in support of this research agenda from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, from the Office of Superintendent of Bankruptcy in Canada, and from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund at Western.

Dr. Livshits’ other research interests include sovereign debt and default, political economy, investment in human capital, and economic growth and development. These interests are reflected in publications in the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, the Economics of Transition, and a number of working papers.

Dr. Livshits has obtained a Masters degree in Policy Economics from the University of Illinois in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2002. He has held visiting research positions at Arizona State University, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and taught invited short classes at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC), the Kyiv School of Economics, and the International School of Economics in Tbilisi. He was a Scholar with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and has served as Academic Advisor at BEROC since its inception.


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