Zachary Kessler

Research Associate, The Alan Turing Institute

Zachary Kessler is a postdoctoral research associate within the public policy programme and part of the Policy Modelling team. He earned his undergraduate degree at Florida Southern College with a triple major in Economics and Finance, Political Economy, and Business Administration. Prior to joining The Alan Turing Institute, he completed his PhD as well as his MA in Economics at George Mason University which focused on developing computational models meant to approximate and potentially develop improvements for real-life institutional processes in both economic and political settings.

His research broadly focuses on the use of the computational and econometric methods paired with modern data-driven technologies to explore a variety of micro and macro level economic phenomena. He has particular interest work involving productivity, technology, inequality, housing, cities, and institutions. Recently, he has worked alongside colleagues to develop models that estimate skill heterogeneity and complementarity’s impact on productivity as well as simulations of housing market dynamics that simultaneously recreate both geographic prices and rental rates.



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