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Elias Ilin

I am economist currently affiliated with the San Francisco office of Cornerstone Research. I provide economic analysis for commercial litigation matters and support experts in preparing for deposition and trial testimony. My work covers a range of cases, including Intellectual Property, antitrust and competition, and transfer pricing.

Prior to my tenure at Cornerstone, I served as an Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Additionally, I held the position of Associate Director of Research for Atlanta Fed’s Advancing Careers Project.

I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University and a dual B.S. degree in economics from University of London and Moscow Higher School of Economics.

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Featured Projects

Policy Rules Database

The Policy Rules Database (PRD) is an open-source repository that contains up-to-date program rules and provisions for all major federal and state public assistance programs, tax provisions, and tax credits in a single easy-to-use database.

Financial Planning Tools for Low Income Workers

The CLIFF suite of tools developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta models the interaction of public benefits, taxes, and tax credits with career advancement.

Benefits Cliffs

I study how the structure of the U.S. tax and transfer system - featuring phase-outs as income rise - create disincentives for economic mobility of low- and moderate-income families.

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