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Noam Yuchtman

Associate Professor
Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F587
Personal Homepage: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/yuchtman/


PhD, Economics, Harvard University
BA, Economics, Williams College

Positions Held

At Haas since 2010

2016 – present, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2010 – 2016, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

External Service and Assignments

Editorial boards: Economic Journal, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the European Economic Association

Current Research and Interests

  • Political behavior
  • Educational institutions, human capital and historical development
  • Labor market institutions and contract enforcement
  • Law and economics
  • Political institutions
  • Social interactions

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Curriculum and Ideology,” forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy (joint with Davide Cantoni, Yuyu Chen, David Y. Yang, and Y. Jane Zhang)
  • “The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study,” American Economic Review, 106(3), 778–806 (joint with David J. Deming, Amira Abulafi, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence F. Katz)
  • “Understanding Mechanisms Underlying Peer Effects: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Decisions,” Econometrica, 82(4), 1273–1301 (joint with Leonardo Bursztyn, Florian Ederer, and Bruno Ferman)
  • “Medieval Universities, Legal Institutions, and the Commercial Revolution,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(2), 823–887 (joint with Davide Cantoni)
  • “Coercive Contract Enforcement: Law and the Labor Market in 19th Century Industrial Britain,” American Economic Review, 103(1), 107–144 (joint with Suresh Naidu)

Honors and Awards

  • Schwabacher Fellowship, 2015
  • Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching; PhD Program, Haas School of Business, 2012-2013
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics Excellence in Refereeing Award, 2011, 2012
  • Russell Sage Foundation Small Grant in Behavioral Economics, 2012
  • Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Research Grant, Haas School of Business, 2011-2012
  • Roger L. Martin Fellowship, 2009
  • Thomas Cochran Fellowship, 2008
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, 2008
  • Economic History Association Travel and Data Grant, 2008
  • Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Travel Fellowship, 2008
  • Harvard Center for American Political Studies Graduate Seed Grant, 2007
  • Harvard University Graduate Fellowship, 2005 – 2007
  • Beinecke Scholarship, 2004 – 2008

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