Welcome! I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and the Data and Decisions Destination Area at Virginia Tech.    Feel free to follow my twitter for occasional research updates and random commentary

I have broad interests, but most of my research is in decision theory and behavioral economics.  

Update: Starting Fall 2023, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business at Purdue University. 

I grew up in southern California and was an undergraduate student in Economics and Mathematics at UC Santa Barbara. I received my PhD in Social Science from Caltech in 2015.

Email: mkovach [at] vt.edu

Office: Pamplin 3120

Mailing address: 

880 West Campus DriveDept. Of Economics, Virginia Tech, Pamplin Hall (MC 0316)Blacksburg, VA 24061