Peter Ganong

Peter Ganong is an Assistant Professor at Harris Public Policy. He studies income volatility and policies to mitigate its consequences. In one recent paper, he studied how households respond to UI benefit exhaustion. In ongoing work, he is studying the origins of mortgage default and the best way to design mortgage modifications to prevent foreclosure. He received a BA in 2009 and a PhD in 2016, both in economics from Harvard.

Yana Gallen

Yana Gallen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She is a labor economist studying the gender wage gap. Her research focuses on understanding the sources of the gender pay gap--preferences, discrimination, or productivity? She is also interested in the impact of family friendly policies on the labor market, particularly looking at indirect or unanticipated effects of policy reforms. Many of her projects use Danish register data linking workers and firms.

Nicholas Papageorge

Nicholas W. Papageorge is the Broadus Mitchell Assistant Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. His research focus is on human capital, broadly construed to include education, physical and mental health, socio-emotional skills and genetic endowments. He mainly uses large observational data sets to examine how people invest in their human capital. He also studies variation in the returns to different forms of human capital, for example, by employment sector, racial groups and socioeconomic status.

Fali Huang

Fali Huang is an Associate Professor at School of Economics in Singapore Management University. Her research focuses on the political economy of development and growth, covering a broad range of topics including democratization and growth, education and trade patterns, informal and legal contract enforcement, as well as applied microeconomics topics such as employee screening and monitoring, social trust, child development, marital choices, and old age support.

Shoshana Grossbard

Shoshana Grossbard is Professor of Economics emerita at San Diego State University. Her research interests include labor economics, economics of the family, economics of gender, and law and economics. Most of her research deals with the economics of marriage. She earned her B.A. degree in Economics and Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and her Ph.D in Economics at the University of Chicago.

Bobby Chung

Bobby Chung is a PhD candidate of Economics at Clemson University. His early works focus on the signaling aspect of occupational licensing.

Bobby's job market paper examines the importance of childhood environment by looking at how adults affect young people through social networks.

Le Wang

Le Wang is Chong K. Liew Chair and Professor of Economics at the University of Oklahoma. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of Econometric Reviews, Journal of Labor Research, and China Economic Review. He also holds a special term professorship at Jinan University. Prior to joining OU, he has held positions at the University of Alabama, the University of New Hampshire, and University of Minnesota. He was also a Women and Public Policy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. He received his Ph.D in Economics from Southern Methodist University in 2006 and his B.A.

Edoardo Ciscato

I am a PhD candidate at Sciences Po's Department of Economics in Paris. My Ph.D. thesis is supervised by Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po Paris, University College of London) and Alfred Galichon (Sciences Po Paris, New York University).

I work on a broad set of topics in household economics: marriage markets, divorce, family labor supply, human capital investment, fertility. I am especially interested in understanding the link between microeconomic behavior at the family level and aggregate inequality trends.

Hon Ho Kwok

Hon Ho Kwok is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on econometrics, social interactions, and social networks.

Kwok received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his BEcon&Fin and MPhil from the University of Hong Kong.

Diego Daruich

Diego Daruich is a macroeconomist (broadly defined), with particular interests in human capital accumulation and early childhood development. He is currently on the job market as a Ph.D. candidate from New York University. Diego's job market paper studies the consequences of a large-scale and long-run government program that invests in early childhood development.