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.
Joseph Mullins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario. His current research examines how the incentives of various government policies affect child development by shaping parental decision-making.
Sojourner is Senior Research at the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Emmployment Research. He was formerly associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. His research focuses on 1) effects of labor-market institutions, 2) policies to promote efficient and equitable development of human capital with a focus on early childhood and K-12 education systems, and 3) behavioral economic approaches to consumer finance decisions.
Fan Wang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Houston. His areas of expertise are development economics, applied microeconomics, and labor. His research focuses on issues related to financial access and human capital formation in developing economies. Some of his recent work looks at the impact of formal credit market expansion on physical and human capital accumulation in Thailand. He is also studying the importance of financial and informational constraints in explaining the heterogeneity in early childhood human capital accumulation.
Eric Chyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA) and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) at Brown University. His primary research fields are labor and public economics. In recent work, he has studied the impact of moving out of disadvantaged neighborhoods on the long-run outcomes of children.
Youngmin Park is a Senior Economist at the Bank of Canada. He is interested in identifying potential inefficiencies associated with differential human capital investment across families and designing policies to mitigate them. He is also interested in understanding market forces that shift returns to acquired human capital and change wage inequality over time.
Park received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2016.