I am an economist interested in optimal fiscal policy design and the macroeconomic aspects of public finance. In particular, I study optimal redistributive policy, and how social redistribution is influenced by the characteristics of the environment a government operates in. How politically stable an environment is or whether or not a well-functioning market economy exists, for instance, may have a major impact on a government's ability to implement redistribution. Moreover, I am interested in public policies that emerge in unions of countries like the EU.
I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics. Prior to moving to Stockholm, I was a Max-Weber-Fellow at the European University Institute. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. My thesis on “Optimal Policy and the Coexistence of Markets and Governments” was supervised by Daron Acemoglu and Ivan Werning.
Jenny Simon, Ph.D.
Stockholm School of Economics
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