Yosh Halberstam
University of Toronto
Department of Economics

Contact Information

University of Toronto
Department of Economics
150 St George Street, 311
Toronto, ON M5S 3G7

+1 (416) 978-4537


Yosh Halberstam, Assistant Professor

PhD, Economics, Northwestern University, 2011
MA, Economics, Northwestern University, 2008
BA, summa cum laude, Economics, Hebrew University, 2006

Fields of Specialization

Political Economy

Curriculum Vitae


Presidential Coattails versus The Median Voter: Senator Selection in US Elections (with Pablo Montagnes)
Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 121: 40-51 Online Appendix

Trial and Error: Decision Reversal and Panel Size in State Courts
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 2016, 32: 94-118

Spending Within Limits: Evidence from Municipal Fiscal Restraints (with Leah Brooks and Justin Phillips)
National Tax Journal, 2016, 69: 315-352

Homophily, Group Size, and the Diffusion of Political Information in Social Networks: Evidence from Twitter (with Brian Knight)
Journal of Public Economics, 2016, 143: 73-88 Online Appendix

Perceived Masculinity Predicts U.S. Supreme Court Outcomes (with Daniel Chen and Alan Yu)
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(10): e0164324