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 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 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 is a labor economist. He received his Ph.D in Economics at Clemson University. He is now a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). Chung is interested in social mobility, and racial and gender inequality. Recent work includes social network analysis and occupational licensing.
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 is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of KU Leuven since Fall 2019 and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Sciences Po Paris. He works on a broad set of topics in labor and family economics, including marriage markets, divorce, family labor supply, fertility, and human capital formation. He is specialized in the modeling and estimation of matching markets of different kinds - with or without frictions, static or dynamic. He is also interested in understanding the link between microeconomic behavior at the family level and aggregate inequality trends.
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 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.
Leonardo Bursztyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on understanding how individuals make schooling, political, and financial decisions, and, in particular, how these decisions are shaped by individuals' social environment. His work has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Francesco Agostinelli is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on child development, by developing new methods and analyzing the determinants of children’s skill formation. His job market paper sheds light on the importance of dynamic equilibrium interdependencies between children’s social interactions and parental investments decisions in explaining developmental differences between different social environments.