Peter Savelyev is an Assistant Professor in Economics at The Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. His primary research interests are in the fields of human capital, human development, genoeconomics, and health economics.

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.

Prof. Savelyev completed his PhD in Economics at The University of Chicago in 2011. Prior to joining VCU in 2023 he worked at the College of William and Mary and at Vanderbilt University.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14600
Peter A. Savelyev, Benjamin C. Ward, Robert F. Krueger, Matt McGue
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13118
published in: Journal of Human Capital, 2020, 14 (3), 371 - 400
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11213
forthcoming in: American Journal of Health Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7040
published in: American Economic Review, 2013, 103 (6), 2052-86
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4533
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2010, 94 (1-2), 114-128
IZA Policy Paper No. 17
published in: Arthur Reynolds, Arthur Rolnick, Michelle Englund, and Judy A. Temple (eds.), Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life: A Human Capital Integration . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 366 - 380