Myra Yazbeck is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. She received her PhD in Economics from Université Laval in 2011. In 2012, she completed a year of post-doctoral studies at McGill University, Department of Epidemiology Biostatistics and Occupational Health, where she developed a research agenda on health inequalities. Yazbeck's dissertation focuses on the impact of social networks on health outcomes. Her research interests are mainly in the field of health economics, social interactions/networks and inequality.
Amanda Agan is Assistant Professor of Economics and Affiliated Professor in the Program in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Her research uses both quasi-experimental and field experimental methods to answer policy-relevant questions in criminal justice and labor economics. She has published several papers related to inequality, discrimination, and crime in leading peer-reviewed economics journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics.
Alex Imas’s research examines how people learn and make decisions over time. Most recently, he studied how incorrect beliefs both feed into and propagate discrimination. Using formal theory and empirics, he shows that the evolution of discrimination—whether it is mitigated or exacerbated—depends critically on the extent of bias in the evaluation process and people’s awareness of it.
Nayoung Rim is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the United States Naval Academy. Her research interests are racial and gender inequality in education and the labor market. Her research has examined how up-or-out promotion policies affect fertility timing decisions differently for men vs. women, the effectiveness of Title IX in reducing gender disparities in graduate education, and how in-group bias affects the internal dynamics of police departments. Her work has been supported by the AccessLex Institute, AIR, and the Russell Sage Foundation.
Jennifer Doleac is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University, Director of the Justice Tech Lab, and host of the Probable Causation podcast. She serves on the board of editors at the Journal of Economic Literature, and on the board of CSWEP. Professor Doleac holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College. She studies the economics of crime and discrimination, with particular interests in prisoner reentry and the effects of technology on public safety.
Mariyana Zapryanova is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Smith College. Her research interests are in law and economics and economics of crime. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.
Terry-Ann Craigie is an Associate Professor of Economics at Connecticut College. She is also the Economics Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University. Since then, she has done postdoctoral work at Princeton University and held visiting scholar positions at the Urban Institute and Brown University.
Sebastian Gallegos is a Research Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (SPD) in Washington, DC. He is also a Research Fellow at the IDB Behavioral Economics Working Group. Sebastian's research uses economic models, field experiments and administrative records to study inequality, behavioral and human capital topics.
Dionissi Aliprantis is a Senior Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His research is focused on human capital formation, racial inequality, and neighborhood effects. He has written papers focused on identifying neighborhood effects, understanding how landlords and wealth influence neighborhood sorting, and studying the implications of dynamics for opportunity neighborhoods and the racial wealth gap. Aliprantis is interested in translating research into practice.
Heather Sarsons is an economist with research interests in labor, personnel, and behavioral economics. Much of her work focuses on understanding how norms, stereotypes, and biases influence labor market outcomes and inequality.