Natalia Kovrijnykh

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Biography

​Natalia Kovrijnykh is an Associate Professor of Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business. She holds bachelor's and master’s degrees in Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University, Russia, a master’s degree in Economics from CERGE, Czech Republic, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. She works in fields of contract theory, macroeconomics, and financial economics. Her research is focused on contracts under various commitment and informational frictions in applications such as consumer, corporate, and sovereign lending, credit rating, and asset management. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Economic Theory.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Chicago 2008
  • M.A. CERGE-EI, Prague, Czech Republic 2001
  • M.S. Novosibirsk State University, Russia 1998
  • B.S. Novosibirsk State University, Russia 1996

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Contracts
  • Applied Theory
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Economics

Publications

  • "Equilibrium Default Cycles," 2007, joint with Balázs Szentes, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 115, No. 3 (June): 403-446.
  • "Debt Contracts with Partial Commitment," 2013, American Economic Review, Vol. 103, No. 7 (December): 2848-2874
  • “Who Should Pay for Credit Ratings and How?” 2016, with Anil Kashyap, Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 29 (February): 420−456
  • “Delegated Information Acquisition with Moral Hazard,” 2016, with Hector Chade, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 162 (March): 55−92
  • “Screening as a Unified Theory of Delinquency, Renegotiation, and Bankruptcy,” 2017, with Igor Livshits, International Economic Review, Vol. 58 (May): 499−527

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 713Macroeconomic Analysis II
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 213Honors Macroeconomics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 313Intermed Macroeconomic Theory
ECN 713Macroeconomic Analysis II
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 713Macroeconomic Analysis II
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 313Intermed Macroeconomic Theory
ECN 713Macroeconomic Analysis II
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 313Intermed Macroeconomic Theory
ECN 713Macroeconomic Analysis II

Work History

<p>Assistant Professor of Economics, Arizona State University: July 2008-present.</p>