Vasco Yasenov joined the Goldman School of Public Policy as a Postdoctoral Scholar in August 2017. He received his PhD in Economics from UC Davis earlier the same year and his B.S. in Mathematics-Economics from UC San Diego in 2012. His research focuses on quantifying various effects of immigration on the receiving economy with a focus on the labor market implications. He has also studied the impact of school start time and scheduling policies on students' test performance. His research on these topics has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Atlantic, Business Insider, Bloomberg View, The Chicago Tribune, and Vox.com among others. Vasco is also a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).