Nazanin Khazra

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Contact Information

214 David Kinley Hall , 1407 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801 USA
PhD Candidate

Research Interests

Applied Microeconomics, Household Finance, Urban Economics, Big Data Analysis

Research Description

  • An Analysis of the House Price Elasticity of Non-Durable Consumption (Job Market Paper)
  • The Effect of Home Sharing on Local and Global House Prices: Evidence from Airbnb, with Peter Christensen
  • Investment Decisions based on Profit Status: Evidence from Hospitals


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD in Economics, May 2020 (Expected)
  • Sharif University of Technology, M.Sc in Economics
  • University of Tehran, B.Sc in Economics

Courses Taught

  • Applied Machine Learning in Economics (Stand-Alone Instructor)
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    • Robert E. Demerest Memorial Teaching Award, Spring 2019
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (Head TA)
    • Ranked as Outstanding Rating for 5 Semesters (Distinction for University-wide Top 10% rated TAs)
  • Advanced Econometrics (Graduate TA, Sharif Univ. of Tech)