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 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 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 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 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.
Xiaoyu Xia a Senior Lecturer in Department of Economics at the University of Essex. Before joining Essex, she worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor. Her research fields are labor economics and behavioral economics. Xia's particular research interests are in youth labor market, education policy and China’s economy. Her recent research projects are focused on the empirical application of matching model in different labor market contexts, which include the taxi market, the marriage market, family living arrangements and college application.
Briana Ballis is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California-Merced. Her research interests are in labor and public economics. Much of her work focuses on studying the determinants of inequality in education. Through her work, she seeks to better understand how individuals’ educational investment decisions are shaped by their environments and backgrounds, and, in particular how policies or programs that impact vulnerable youth can sere to reduce (or exacerbate) pre-existing gaps in later life.
Daniel Millimet is the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor in the Department of Economics at Southern Methodist University and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). His research focuses on the theory and application of microeconometric methods, particularly methods designed to estimate causal effects and deal with measurement error. His applications span a diverse set of topics in labor, environmental, and health economics, as well as international trade.
Gueyon Kim is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a trade economist, with particular interests in studying the labor market consequences of globalization and identifying the key determinants of inequality in a global economy. In her recent work, she uses the Danish employer-employee matched data to examine the impact of offshoring on worker-firm matching and wage inequality.
Mariana Laverde is a postdoctoral associate at the Tobin Center at Yale University and will be an assistant professor in economics at Boston College starting in the summer of 2021. Her research focuses on applied market design and the economics of education. In particular, she studies the equity gains associated with algorithm-based assignments to allocate seats in public schools, as well as teachers’ dynamic preferences for schools and the geographic distribution of school quality.