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Hugo Hopenhayn

Department: Economics
315 Portola Plaza
9377 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: 310-206-8896
Keywords: Economics, Latin America, Comparative Latin America

Hugo Hopenhayn is a Professor of Economics at UCLA and a fellow of the Econometric Society. Professor Hopenhayn’s early research studied industry dynamics and the the optimal design of unemployment insurance. More recently he has made significant contributions to the theory of dynamic optimal contracting and mechanism design with important applications to patent design and the impact of financial frictions on firm dynamics. His research has been published in the American Economic ReviewEconometrica and the Journal of Political Economy among others.