Professor of Economics
Marina Halac’s research pertains to contract and game theory, with a focus on understanding how incentives are shaped by contracting constraints and information environments. She has developed theoretical models to study issues such as the structure and dynamics of employment relationships, the problem of how to motivate experimentation and innovation, and the design of rules to optimally delegate decision making. Her works have been published in leading economics journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. Halac was recipient of the Elaine Bennett Research Prize in 2016, awarded biennially by the American Economic Association. Prior to joining Yale in 2018, she served as a faculty member at Columbia University and the University of Warwick. Halac received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009.