Valentin Bolotnyy is a Kleinheinz Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a BA in Economics and International Relations, with honors and distinction, from Stanford University.
His main research aims to generate and inform innovative policies that improve economic and health outcomes, especially for society’s most vulnerable populations. The research is often done in partnership with state and local agencies, including departments of transportation, human services, and public safety.
As an Affiliated Scholar at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, he also designs and analyzes randomized experiments aimed at understanding how Americans communicate about politics and public policy, and what factors may lead to changes in public opinion on key issues.
The objective of all of his work is to strengthen democracy by helping policymakers deliver for their constituents.
Valentin Bolotnyy became an IZA Research Affiliate in May 2023.