Michael Stepner

Research Principal, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Toronto

Michael Stepner is a post-doctoral fellow at Opportunity Insights and will be an assistant professor at the University of Toronto starting in July 2021. His research examines the relationship between health and economic inequality, with a focus on how public policy can improve the health and financial security of low-income populations. He also serves as the network leader for Health Trends and Inequalities research at the NBER Center for Aging and Health Research, and as a guest editor for the COVID-19 special issue for the Canadian Public Policy journal. He received his PhD from MIT in 2019, and his dissertation research was awarded the top dissertation award from the National Academy of Social Insurance.