Zoë Hitzig is a PhD student in Economics. Her current projects in microeconomic theory and public economics center on the provision of public goods and the design of social insurance programs. She is also interested in economic methodology––for example, she has written on economists' roles in redesigning public school allocation algorithms and FCC spectrum auctions, and on the use of big data in economic research and policymaking. At Harvard, she has been a teaching fellow for courses on economic inequality, philosophy of economics, and real analysis. She is a Global Priorities Fellow and a 2019-2020 Graduate Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Before starting her graduate study, she was a Research Fellow at Evidence for Policy Design.

She holds degrees from Harvard (AB) and Cambridge (MPhil), where she was a Knox Fellow.