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 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 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 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 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.
Stuart Butler is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Prior to joining Brookings, he spent 35 years at The Heritage Foundation, as Director of the Center for Policy Innovation and earlier as Vice-President for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a Visiting Fellow at the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution.
Scott Winship is the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Previously a fellow at the Brookings Institution, his areas of expertise include living standards and economic mobility, inequality, and insecurity. Winship is a contributor to Forbes.com, and his research has been published in City Journal, National Affairs, National Review, POLITICO, Wilson Quarterly, and Breakthrough Journal, among other outlets. Recently, Winship contributed a chapter to the reform-conservative volume “Room to Grow” (YG Network, 2014).
Camelia Kuhnen is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of North Carolina -- Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Kuhnen's research spans neuroeconomics, behavioral finance and corporate finance. Her work has an interdisciplinary nature, with the over-arching theme of trying to understand how people make financial and economic choices that concern them as individuals or as decision makers in firms. Her dual training in finance and neuroscience led her to conduct research in the new field of neuroeconomics. In this work Dr.
Nathaniel Hendren joined the economics department at Harvard University in July 2013 as an assistant professor. His scholarship focuses on health, information, labor, and public economics, including credit market distortions, optimal taxation, welfare measurement, and insurance regulation. Hendren spent the 2012–2013 academic year at the National Bureau of Economic Research on a post-doctoral fellowship studying issues related to health and aging.
Gregorio Caetano is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the University of Rochester. His research interests are Social Interactions, Urban Economics, Local Public Economics, Education, Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics.
Caetano received a B.A. in Economics from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in 2000, an M.A. in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-RJ) in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009.