I’m an economist in the Interdisciplinary Research group at the Center for Economic Studies (CES) of the United States Census Bureau. My research interests span public economics, household finance, and labor economics. Examining the determinants of poverty and opportunity is my research agenda.

I completed my PhD in Economics at Stanford University, MSc in Economics at University College London, and AB in Social Studies at Harvard College. I have served as the teaching assistant of Economics 241 (graduate-level Public Economics I) in 2018 and 2019 for Prof. Caroline Hoxby (Economics Department, Stanford University). 

I am an affiliate of the Cities, Housing and Society Lab at Stanford and a previous graduate affiliate of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.

I am an alumnus of Opportunity Insights and was a Predoctoral Fellow at both SIEPR and the Harvard Lab for Economic Applications and Policy (LEAP) for 2015–16. I’m also a former research assistant (economist) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC, for 2012–2015; a Fulbright Postgraduate at University College London (UCL) for 2011–2012; and a research associate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Berhampur, Hyderabad, and Delhi, India, for 2010–2011.

My name is pronounced ˈtrehvur ˈbaykur, and I use he/him pronouns.