Yuchtman is an Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. He received a PhD in economics at Harvard University, where he studied labor economics and economic history. Yuchtman’s research is focused on educational institutions, legal institutions, political economy, and historical development. He has studied these topics in contexts ranging from Victorian England to medieval Europe, to Imperial China, and also in contemporary settings.
Yuchtman received a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Economics from Williams College in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2010.