Peter Savelyev is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Research Fellow at IZA. His primary research interests are in the fields of health economics, economics of human capital, genoeconomics, and economics of human development.
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. Prior to joining Virginia Commonwealth University, he worked at The College of William & Mary and at Vanderbilt University.
Savelyev received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in June 2011.