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Ethan Ilzetzki is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Economics and Associate at the Center of Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policy, and Political Economy. Ethan holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion: Israel Institute of Technology, an M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland. He has held policy and research positions at the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Current areas of research include:

  • Ethan's current research focuses on the political economy of tax reform and the politics leading to, and the economic consequences of, a narrow tax base. Separately, he is researching household responses to interest rate changes, both in terms of their borrowing and housing demand choices.