Sonia Jaffe

Job Market

My job market paper is Quality Externalities on Platforms: The Case of Airbnb.

Primary Field: Applied Microeconomics
Secondary Fields: Public Finance, Industrial Organization, Health
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

My references are

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About Me

I am a postdoc at the Becker Friedman Institute and the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.

I am interested in a broad range of topics in applied theory. I have worked on projects in industrial organization, health economics, public finance, and matching theory.

I received my PhD from the Harvard University Economics Department in May, 2015. While there I was an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business.

I graduated with honors in economics from the University of Chicago in 2008. During summer 2010, I worked at the Federal Trade Commission, in the Bureau of Economic Research. In 2012-2013 I visited the University of Chicago as a pre-doctoral scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute.

I am a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group on Measuring and Interpreting Inequality.


When not doing economics, I like to play board games, (attempt to) solve word puzzles, and do acroyoga.