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Eric Zwick studies the interaction between public policy and corporate behavior, with a focus on fiscal stimulus, taxation and housing policy. His research draws insights from finance and behavioral economics while using a variety of methods: new data, natural experiments, theory and anecdotal exploration.

Zwick is particularly interested in the problems that small and medium-sized private firms and new ventures face, from the perspective of owners, investors, managers and workers. A secondary area of interest concerns the role of bounded rationality and imperfect information in the design of policies that promote behavior change. This work focuses on determinants of habit formation in health and workforce productivity settings.

Zwick earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in business economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics and mathematics with high honors from Swarthmore College. Prior to grad school, he worked as a research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as a web and software developer for several start-ups and non-profits.

Academic Areas

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Microeconomics

Working Papers

2023 - 2024 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
34101 Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity 2024 (Spring)
35916 New Developments in Public Finance 2024 (Winter)
35930 Research Seminar 2023 (Autumn)
35931 Research Seminar 2024 (Winter)
35932 Research Seminar 2024 (Spring)

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