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Liya Palagashvili

Liya Palagashvili


Assistant Professor of Economics, SUNY-Purchase College


Liya Palagashvili is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the State University of New York-Purchase, a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute, and the Law & Economics Fellow with the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law. Liya earned her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2015, and while in graduate school she was also a Visiting Ph.D. Fellow with the Department of Economics at New York University.

Liya has published over a dozen academic journal articles, policy papers, and book chapters and over two dozen popular opinion pieces in major media outlets such as the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Forbes, and U.S. News and World Report, among others. Her research is in law and economics, political economy, development economics, and entrepreneurship. She has provided policy analysis and testimonials for such agencies as the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In 2016, Liya was named one of the Forbes ’30 under 30’ in Law & Policy.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: linor Ostrom and F.A. Hayek

On Students For Liberty in: “I am very grateful that during my time as a student SFL had just emerged and it provided an incredible network, community, and a set of educational programs that helped me grow as a student and as an activist. Today I am thrilled to join the SFL Board of Directors and to support an organization that will continue to open up opportunities and shapes the journeys for so many students of liberty, just as it had done for me.”