Danial Lashkari


PhD in Political Economy & Government, Harvard, 2017

PhD in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT, 2011

Curriculum vitae


I am a Research Economist based at the Research and Statistics department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  My research interests lie in the areas of economic growth & technical change, international trade, and economic history. 

From 2018 to 2023, I was an assistant professor of economics and international studies at Boston College, holding the White Family assistant professorship chair between 2020 and 2023.  I have been a Shoven/SIEPR Young Scholar at Stanford University (2021-2022), and a Cowles Foundation postdoctoral associate at the Yale University department of economics (2017-2018). 

I completed a PhD degree at the Harvard economics department in 2017. Prior to that, I obtained a PhD degree at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), where I worked on a number of applications of machine learning techniques in neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience. I received MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Tehran, Iran.

This webpage includes my recent economics research papers. To find out more about my current  work and past research in machine learning and neuroscience, you can see my Google Scholar profile here: Google Scholar Profile

The views expressed in this website are mine and do not reflect those of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY or the federal reserve system. 


Our paper "Information Technology and Returns to Scale" is published at the American Economic Review. 

The first draft of our paper "Growth Through Innovation Bursts" is now available

Our paper  "Measuring Growth in Consumer Welfare with Income Dependent Preferences " is published at the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

A new draft of our paper "The Quality of US Imports and the Consumption Gains from Globalization" is now available.