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Maria (Masha) Titova

Assistant Professor of Economics
Assistant Professor of Political Science (secondary)

Maria “Masha” Titova is a theorist interested in information economics, political economy, and industrial organization. Her research focuses on strategic settings in which agents have imperfect information. She analyzes how informed agents influence uninformed decision-makers (how politicians persuade voters) and investigates how agents learn (how lawmakers identify the best available policies). Before moving to Vanderbilt, Professor Titova completed a Ph.D. at the University of California-San Diego Department of Economics in 2021, where her advisors were Renee Bowen and Joel Sobel. She also holds an M.Sc. in Financial Economics and a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Information Science from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.