Paul Hufe

Paul Hufe is an economist working at the intersection of public, labor, and normative economics.

His research agenda is driven by two main objectives. First, he aims to strengthen the methodological toolkit to quantify the extent of inequality of opportunity in current societies. Second, he studies which circumstantial life factors cause the unequal distribution of life chances.

Anson Zhou

Anson Zhou is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research fields are macroeconomics and labor economics, with particular interests in human capital accumulation, fertility, and social mobility. Anson’s job market paper studies the aggregate and distributional consequences of family policies.

Anson earned his BEcon&Fin from the University of Hong Kong and M.A. in Economics from New York University.

Ian Fillmore

Ian Fillmore is an Assistant Professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis. He is interested in the intersection of industrial organization, labor economics, and econometrics. His current areas of research include the economics of education and education markets, the effects of technological change on workers, and optimal taxation.

J. Carter Braxton

J. Carter Braxton is an assistant professor in economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Carter completed his PhD in economics at the University of Minnesota, and has an undergraduate degree in economics from Davidson College. His research interests are in macroeconomics, labor economics, and consumer finance.

Martin Garcia-Vazquez

Martin Garcia-Vazquez is a Ph.D. Student at the University of Minnesota. His research lies in Labor Economics broadly defined. His current research topics include Health Economics, Child Development, and the Econometrics of structural models.

Emily Nix

Emily Nix is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Professor Nix received her PhD at Yale, and before joining USC worked at University College London. She has also previously served as a consultant to the World Bank and is an external researcher for the VATT Institute for Economic Research in Helsinki, Finland.

Itai Sher

Itai Sher is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research is at the intersection of ethics and economics. His primary focus is on incorporating broader ethical criteria into formal economic evaluation. Sher’s recent work has included topics such as the normative assessment of tax policy, freedom of choice, voting institutions, and value pluralism in normative economics.

Dohun Kim

Dohun Kim is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Washington University in St.Louis in Economics. He will be a research fellow at Korea Development Institute (KDI) in the coming fall.

His thesis explores the effect of welfare reform and EITC expansion on the human capital formation of single mothers. In general, he is interested in understanding the interaction between welfare and tax policies, and individual's choices and its implication on their future career advancement.

So Yoon Ahn

So Yoon Ahn is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her primary research interests include family economics, gender economics, labor economics and development economics. She is interested in how households make decisions in different contexts. Her current work focuses on the impacts of cross-border marriages on marriage markets and households. She is also interested in how to reshape gender norms in developing countries.

She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and her B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Yonsei University.

Aislinn Bohren

Aislinn Bohren is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies various topics in microeconomics with a focus on information, learning and discrimination. Her research explores questions related to learning under model misspecification, discrimination with inaccurate beliefs, information aggregation, moral hazard and the econometrics of randomized experiments. The work on discrimination has both theoretical and empirical components, and builds on her research on learning under model misspecification.

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