Assistant Professor of Economics
Eduardo Dávila is Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His research interests lie at the intersection of financial economics and macroeconomics, with an emphasis on normative questions. He has recently studied the welfare implications of pecuniary externalities, the optimal determination of financial transaction taxes and corporate taxes, the optimal design of personal bankruptcy exemptions and deposit insurance schemes, the impact of homebuyers’ beliefs on their leverage choices, the effects of bank size on financial fragility, the social value of arbitrage, and different aspects of how financial markets aggregate information. Professor Dávila has published work in The Review of Economic Studies and Journal of Financial Economics. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.