Eric Zitzewitz

Eric Zitzewitz

Research Interests: Agency problems in financial services, prediction markets

Courses Taught: Topics in Money and Finance (Economics 46)

Office: 304C Silsby Hall

Research Spotlight

“Forensic Economics” Journal of Economics Literature, Sept. 2012, vol. 50 no. 3, pp.731-769

Background: In many aspects of life, people have incentives to conceal their behavior, especially when the behavior in question is unethical or illegal. The field of forensic economics seeks to apply economic and statistical theory in order to detect the existence of “hidden behaviors” to which people will not readily admit. This survey paper provides an overview of the growing field of forensic economics.