Vince Slaugh is an assistant professor of operations management at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He earned his PhD in operations management from Carnegie Mellon University and also held a faculty position in supply chain management at Penn State University. His research focuses on capacity planning for service operations, including online rental businesses, child welfare systems, and healthcare systems, and has been published in Interfaces and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
Richard E. Romano is Gerald L. Gunter of Professor at the University of Florida, having become a faculty member there in 1982. His recent research concerns education policy and provision of local public goods. This research highlights peer effects in education and demographic sorting of students among and within schools under alternative education policy regimes.
Professor Pollak's current research interests are the economics of the family and demography. Pollak is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and three books: From Parent to Child: Intrahousehold Allocations and Intergenerational Relations in the United States (1995, with J. Behrman and P. Taubman), Demand System Specification and Estimation (1992, with T. Wales), and The Theory of the Cost-of-Living Index (1989). Pollak is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Econometric Society.
Esther Eiling is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on human capital, labor mobility and asset pricing, as well as international finance. One of her recent papers examines the asset pricing implications of heterogeneity in human capital. In particular, she finds that the cross-section of expected stock returns is primarily affected by industry-level rather than aggregate labor income risk. Her research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Review of Finance and the Journal of International Money and Finance.