Manasi Deshpande

Manasi Deshpande is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Department of Economics and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests include the long-term effects of social insurance and public assistance programs and the interaction between these programs and labor markets. Her dissertation on the long-term effects of disability programs received the 2015 APPAM Dissertation Award, the 2015 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award, and the 2016 NASI John Heinz Dissertation Award. She received a Ph.D.

Martha Bailey

Martha Bailey is a Professor of Economics and a Research Professor at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining the University of Michigan economics faculty, she was a scholar in the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Program. She has served on the editorial board at the Journal of Economic History and currently serves on the board of editors at the Journal of Economic Literature and Demography.

Juanna S. Joensen

Juanna Schrøter Joensen is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago She was previously an Assistant Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of individual human capital investments. It highlights important aspects of heterogeneity in human capital investments and its interaction with institutions and public policies; such as curricula, grading, and study aid schemes.

Sule Alan

Sule Alan is a professor of economics at the University of Essex, UK. After working as a post doctoral research economist in Copenhagen University for a year, Prof. Sule Alan worked at the department of economics in York University, Toronto as an assistant professor until 2006. In 2006, she joined the faculty of economics at the University of Cambridge, UK. She worked at Koc University, Turkey between 2011 and 2013 as an assistant professor before joining the economics faculty at the University of Essex.

Seda Ertac

Seda Ertac is an associate professor of economics at Koc University. Dr. Ertac completed a 1.5-year postdoctoral study at the economics department of the University of Chicago, and joined Koc University in February 2008. Dr. Ertac’s main field of research is experimental economics. Her work explores the malleability of non-cognitive skills and the development of preferences in children, gender differences in economic behavior, and the effects of informational and incentive policies on self-confidence, motivation and performance in organizational and educational settings. Dr.

Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty is the Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. His work on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?

Jonathan Beauchamp

Jonathan Beauchamp is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. His research primarily focuses on applied microeconomics, on behavioral economics, and on the emerging field of “genoeconomics” (which combines insights and methods from both economics and genetics to find genetic variants associated with economic preferences and outcomes and tackle questions of interest to both fields). He is a core researcher of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium.

Elaine Liu

Elaine M. Liu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Houston. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University. Professor Liu’s research lies at the intersection of the fields of development economics, health economics, labor economics and behavioral economics. Her research focuses on the applied microeconomic issues in China and in Taiwan. Her recent work examines the impact of maternal stress on fetal losses and birth outcomes.

Áureo de Paula

Áureo de Paula is an applied econometrician with strong interests in both methodological questions (identification and estimation of multi-agent models) and empirical applications (mostly problems in developing nations). His research is on the intersection of applied economic theory, econometrics and empirical microeconomics. He is affiliated with the University College London (UK), the Sao Paulo School of Economics (Brazil), the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (UK), the Institute for Fiscal Studies (UK) and the CEPR.

Rasmus Landersø

Rasmus Landersø is a Senior Researcher at the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit. His research includes work on social mobility, the role of cognitive and noncognitive skills, and the origins of criminal behavior over the life-course.

Landersø received his B.A. and M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Aarhus University in 2015.