Graduation Year: 2021
Research Focus: Applied Microeconomics, Urban Economics
Tal Roitberg is a fourth-year economics PhD student in applied microeconomics, focusing on urban and environmental topics. His current work is on traffic congestion, in particular an analysis of tolled express lanes that accounts for penalties to late arrival.
He received a BA in economics and biology from the University of Chicago in 2013 and masters’ degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016 and the University of Southern California in 2017. His biology background proved helpful in contributing to work on chains of kidney paired donations led by Dr. Itai Ashlagi at MIT in 2014.
His interests include economic theory, as well as jogging and urban sightseeing. He intends to pursue an academic career in economics.