Edward Vytlacil

Professor, Yale Economics


Edward Vytlacil received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2000. He is a Professor of Economics at New York University, having previously been a faculty member at Stanford University, Columbia University and Yale University. He is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics, and an Associate Editor for Econometrica and the Journal of Econometrics.  He is the Director of the Econometrics Group of the Conference on Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (CEME), and Co-Director of the New York University Center for Research in Applied and Theoretical Econometrics (CRATE).  He is a Fellow of the Econometrics Society, and two time winner of the Journal of Econometrics Aigner Award. Vytlacil’s work has focused on the micro-econometric methodology for treatment effect and policy evaluation using disaggregate data. A theme in his work has been in allowing for the effects of a treatment to vary across people, and allowing individuals to have some knowledge of their own idiosyncratic treatment effect and to act upon that knowledge. In addition to his work in econometric methodology, he has published empirical work in labor economics and health economics evaluating the returns to schooling, the returns to job training programs, and the effectiveness of medical interventions.  His former students include Sukjin Han (University of Texas-Austin), Cecilia Machado (Getulio Vargas Foundation), Ashlyn Aiko Nelson (Indiana University), Azeem Shaikh (University of Chicago), Alexander Torgovitsky (Northwestern University), and Nese Yildiz (Rochester University).


Research Interests

  • Theoretical and Applied Microeconometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics


Courses Taught

Analytical Statistics (Undergraduate) Econometrics I (PhD)