Michael Lachanski

Ph.D. Student, Demography, University of Pennsylvania

MPA, Public Policy, Princeton University, 2020
A.B., Economics, Princeton University, 2015

Entered Program: 
2020
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Xi Song

Michael is interested in the application of data science, computational methods, and modern econometrics to problems in economic demography, broadly considered. He is interested in the "generative" part of demography, e.g. fertility, migration, household formation and dissolution, and spatial characteristics of human settlements. He has ongoing projects in the social psychology of pandemics, immigration, and outgroup aversion, applied statistical text analysis of job postings data, and the demographic and economic determinants of crime in the United States.