Joseph Mullins

Joseph Mullins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario. His current research examines how the incentives of various government policies affect child development by shaping parental decision-making. He has recently studied the effect of federal anti-poverty initiatives in the US on the cognitive and behavioral outcomes of children, using data to determine how mothers respond to different labor supply incentives, and the relative importance of two key resources - time and money - in the developmental process.

Aaron Sojourner

Sojourner is a labor economist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. His research focuses on three areas: (1) effects of labor-market institutions on economic productivity and in politics, (2) policies to promote efficient and equitable development of human capital with a focus on early childhood and K-12 education systems, and (3) behavioral economic approaches to consumer financial decisions. In 2016, he received the John T. Dunlop Scholar Award from the U.S.

Fan Wang

Fan Wang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Houston. His areas of expertise are development economics, applied microeconomics, and labor. His research focuses on issues related to financial access and human capital formation in developing economies. Some of his recent work looks at the impact of formal credit market expansion on physical and human capital accumulation in Thailand. He is also studying the importance of financial and informational constraints in explaining the heterogeneity in early childhood human capital accumulation.

Eric Chyn

Eric Chyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia (UVA) and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) at Brown University. His primary research fields are labor and public economics. In recent work, he has studied the impact of moving out of disadvantaged neighborhoods on the long-run outcomes of children.

Chyn received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2016 and a B.B.A. in Economics from Baylor University in 2006.

Chase Corbin

Chase Corbin is a graduate student in Economics. He completed his B.A. in Economics and in Philosophy at the University of Florida, and received his M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, with a focus in Economics in 2015. His research interests include socioeconomic inequality, the social determinants of health, and computational econometrics.

Youngmin Park

Youngmin Park is a Senior Economist at the Bank of Canada. He is interested in identifying potential inefficiencies associated with differential human capital investment across families and designing policies to mitigate them. He is also interested in understanding market forces that shift returns to acquired human capital and change wage inequality over time.

Park received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2016.

Alexander Ludwig

Alexander Ludwig is Professor for Public Finance and Debt Management at the Research Center SAFE, Goethe University, Frankfurt since 2014. He is also the Program Director for the Research Area Macro Finance – Monetary Policy and Fiscal Stability from 2005. Previously, he was Professor for Macroeconomics at University of Cologne and prior to that, he was Assistant Professor at University of Mannheim and Head of Research Unit “Macroeconomics” at the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA).

Kyle Herkenhoff

Kyle Herkenhoff is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Minnesota and visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2014, and his research, which focuses on the interaction of labor markets and consumer credit markets, places equal weight on theory and empirics.

Jorge Luis Garcia

Jorge Luis Garcia is an applied microeconomist mainly interested in family economics, human capital, and socio-economic inequality. He is also interested in program evaluation and microeconometrics.

His research aims to understand how family investment early in the life of children and market structures determine skills, long-term socio-economic outcomes and cross-sectional inequality.