Peter Savelyev is an Assistant Professor in Economics at The College of William & Mary, USA. His primary research interests are in the field of health economics and the emerging fields of the economics of human development and genoeconomics.
In his recent papers he investigates how genetic endowments, cognitive skills, socioemotional skills, and educational investments shape health and longevity, how parents allocate resources among their children based on children’s genetic endowments, and how children’s genetic endowments interact with parental socioeconomic status.
Savelyev received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in June 2011. Prior to coming to The College of William and Mary he worked at Vanderbilt University. He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2016 and became an IZA Fellow in November 2021.