Ethan Kaplan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Committee on Global Thought and the Department of Economics at Columbia University. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005, his M.A. in Development Economics from Stanford University in 1999 and his B.A. in History from UC Berkeley in 1992.