How you can contact me: zilinsky (at)

Before coming to TUM, I worked on my PhD at NYU, and worked on projects related to discrimination, inclusive capitalism, and behavioral economics. Most of these projects were done at MIT and at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

My goal is to improve our understanding of the connection between voting, economic outcomes, public opinion, and the media through rigorous research.


As a Data Fellow at NYU, I have advised undergraduate students on research design, tidying data, and interpreting empirical results. My teaching experience is in three fields:


MPhil | New York University, 2021; PhD (conferral in 2022)
MBA | University of Chicago, 2014
BA, Economics | Harvard University, 2009