Itzik Fadlon

Associate Professor of Economics

Office: ECON 214


Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508


Itzik Fadlon is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a Research Associate in the programs on Aging and Public Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His primary fields of interest are public finance, health economics, and labor/family economics. His work studies household behavior and the effects of government policies, as well as how these impacts on households' behavior translate to the optimal design of social policies. A main agenda in his research focuses on studying economic and health disparities across race/ethnicity, gender, and geography, and how to design well-targeted public policies to enhance the livelihood of underrepresented groups and traditionally underserved communities. His work has been published in leading journals such as American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. Itzik received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in May 2015. Before joining UCSD in 2016 as an Assistant Professor, Itzik spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Disability Policy Research at the NBER funded by the Social Security Administration, and he spent the academic year of 2019-2020 as a Visiting Scholar in Aging and Health Research at the NBER funded by NIH/NIA.