Professor Chaves is an economist interested in the economics of information, market design, and political economy. He joined Kellogg in 2018 after receiving a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and an A.B. magna cum laude in History from Harvard College. His recent research focuses on the suprising equilibrium impacts of market transparency: for example, how price transparency can help or hurt a party's bargaining power in negotiations depending on market fundamentals . His political economy work has studied, among other things, the persistence and effects of pre-colonial institutions on economic development in West Africa. His teaching interest is pricing strategy, with a special focus on auctions and revenue optimization.