Kory Kroft is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow in Public Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts. His current research interests include the optimal design of taxation and social insurance policies, the causes and consequences of unemployment, and behavioral welfare economics. His work has been published in journals including the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Review of Economic Studies.  Professor Kroft received his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, his M.A. from Queens University and Ph.D. degree from University of California at Berkeley.