Liran Einav’s research focuses on industrial organization and applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on insurance markets. Specifically, he has worked with the development of empirical models of insurance demand and pricing and empirical analyses of the implications of adverse selection and moral hazard. Einav’s other interests include consumer behavior, the pricing of subprime auto loans, and competition in the film industry, and his recent research concerns peer-to-peer internet and healthcare markets.
Einav currently teaches at Stanford University as a professor of economics. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where he codirects the Insurance Working Group. Einav also serves as a coeditor of Econometrica and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Einav holds a BA in computer science and economics from Tel Aviv University and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.