Faculty profiles

Members of the Economics Department

Danny Yagan

Assistant Professor

Current Status
On Leave, Fall 2018; Sabbatical, Spring 2019
Research Interests
Taxes and investment, Income inequality, and Employment in recessions

About Danny Yagan

Danny Yagan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Faculty Associate of the Berkeley Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, and Faculty Co-Director of the Taxation and Inequality Initiative of the Berkeley Opportunity Lab. In 2018 he was awarded a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship for early-career contributions. His work has been supported by the Sloan Foundation, Arnold Foundation, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and centers at Berkeley, UC Davis, Rutgers, and Harvard. He joined the department after earning a BA summa cum laude and a PhD in economics from Harvard.