Sonia Jaffe is a Principal Researcher (Economist) in Microsoft's Office of the Chief Economist.
She is interested in a broad range of topics in applied theory. Sonia worked on projects in health economics, matching theory, public finance, and industrial organization. Recently she has been working with teams across Microsoft doing research on working from home.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2018, Sonia was a postdoc at the Becker Friedman Institute and the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. She received her PhD from the Harvard University Economics Department in May, 2015. While there she was an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business.
Sonia Jaffe graduated with honors in economics from the University of Chicago in 2008. During summer 2010, she worked at the Federal Trade Commission, in the Bureau of Economic Research. In 2012-2013 she visited the University of Chicago as a pre-doctoral scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute.