Kyle Herkenhoff is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Minnesota and visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2014, and his research, which focuses on the interaction of labor markets and consumer credit markets, places equal weight on theory and empirics.
Jorge Luis García is an Assistant Professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University and a Quintiles Fellow at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. He is an applied microeconomist working at the intersection of labor and development economics. Garcia's research focuses on education, fertility, and labor force participation.
Kevin Thom is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to this, he was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at New York University. He is an applied microeconomist with interests in labor, health, and household financial decision-making. Kevin's recent work explores how molecular genetic data can be used to better understand the heterogeneity that drives health behaviors, human capital accumulation, and household financial outcomes.
Nirav Mehta is an associate professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario. He is a labor economist who studies topics in education and health. Mehta is currently studying the effects of social interactions, school choice, ability tracking, teacher incentive schemes, and contracting in health care.
Christopher is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, and a Research Affiliate at CEPR. He works with complex datasets and applied methodologies, including machine learning and structural modelling. In a range of projects, he analyzes primary data collected using self-designed surveys in order to study perceived returns to human capital investments. Differences in beliefs can affect important decisions such as how much to invest into ones children, whether to attend university, or whether to work as a parent.
Dana Goldman is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and a Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Public Policy, and Economics at the University of Southern California. He also directs the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, a centerpiece of one of the nation’s premier health policy and management programs (ranked #3 in 2016 by US News & World Report). Dr. Goldman is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters. He is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, Covered California, and several health care companies.
Ging Cee Ng is a Ph.D. student in economics with interests in Microeconomic Theory and Public Economics. Prior to Chicago, she worked in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she worked on research and policy projects in corporate finance, monetary policy, and macroeconomics.
Stefanie Schurer is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Her research interest is the Economics of Human Development. Most of her current projects explore the evolution of skills, preferences, and health over the lifecourse and the role that parents and the public sector play in determining these skills. She is involved in several linked administrative data projects in Australia, evaluating among others the impact of early-life medical care and cash/in-kind transfers on children’s skill development.
Bertil Tungodden is a professor at the Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), since 2002, where he defended his PhD in 1995. He is co-director of the research group The Choice Lab at NHH. Tungodden is also an Associated Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and at several Centers of Excellence, funded by the Research Council of Norway. He was Chairman of the Norwegian Scientiﬁc Council for Economics, 2007–2009.
Jin Zhou’s research mainly focuses on understanding the impact of education on the lifecycle outcomes of individuals. Recently, her work has focused on two main aspects: skill development during early childhood; and education decisions involving location choices. For the former, she currently focuses on research on the China REACH project, especially on identifying latent skills in children, understanding the child skill development process, and designing and studying interventions aimed at accelerating the child learning process.