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.

Nirav Mehta

Nirav Mehta is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario. He is a labor economist who studies topics in education and health. Mehta is currently studying the effects of social interactions, school choice, ability tracking, teacher incentive schemes, and contracting in health care.

Dana Goldman

Dana Goldman is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and a Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Public Policy, and Economics at the University of Southern California. He also directs the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, a centerpiece of one of the nation’s premier health policy and management programs (ranked #3 in 2016 by US News & World Report). Dr. Goldman is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters. He is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, Covered California, and several health care companies.

Ging Cee Ng

Ging Cee Ng is a Ph.D. student in economics with interests in Microeconomic Theory and Public Economics. Prior to Chicago, she worked in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she worked on research and policy projects in corporate finance, monetary policy, and macroeconomics.

Stefanie Schurer

Stefanie Schurer is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Her research interest is the Economics of Human Development. Most of her current projects explore the evolution of skills, preferences, and health over the lifecourse and the role that parents and the public sector play in determining these skills. She is involved in several linked administrative data projects in Australia, evaluating among others the impact of early-life medical care and cash/in-kind transfers on children’s skill development.

Bertil Tungodden

Bertil Tungodden is a professor at the Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), since 2002, where he defended his PhD in 1995. He is co-director of the research group The Choice Lab at NHH. Tungodden is also an Associated Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and at several Centers of Excellence, funded by the Research Council of Norway. He was Chairman of the Norwegian Scientific Council for Economics, 2007–2009.

Kate Ho

Kate Ho is an Associate Professor of Economics at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the industrial organization of the medical care market.