Wladimir Zanoni

Wladimir Zanoni is a Researcher in Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His research focuses in understanding how early care and education programs affect the labor supply of low income mothers and the cognitive development of their children.

Zanoni received a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Santa Maria in 1999, and an M.P.P and Ph.D. from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago in 2007 and 2010 respectively.

Javaeria Qureshi

Javaeria Qureshi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests lie in the economics of education, labor economics and development, with a focus on the interactions between human capital production, gender, and the role of the family.

Daniel Nagin

Daniel S. Nagin is Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the evolution of criminal and antisocial behaviors over the life course, the deterrent effect of criminal and non-criminal penalties on illegal behaviors, and the development of statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data.

Bruce Meyer

Bruce Meyer, the McCormick Foundation Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, studies poverty and inequality, tax policy, welfare policy, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, minority entrepreneurship, the health care safety net, and labor supply. His most recent work includes research on the effects of welfare and tax reform on the well-being of single mothers, models and methods to analyze labor supply, changes in poverty and inequality, the effects of disability, and the effects of changes in the health care safety net.

Rucker Johnson

Rucker Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Johnson is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center and the Institute for Research on Poverty.

Heather Hill

Heather D. Hill is an Associate Professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Hill's research examines the effects of social policy on family economic circumstances and on child health and development. She was involved in the Next Generation Project, which examined how experimental welfare programs implemented in the 1990s affected the wellbeing of children. In other work, she uses experimental and quasi-experimental designs to estimate the effects of maternal employment and job loss on children's health and behavior.

Jeffrey Grogger

Jeffrey Grogger is the Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His work spans a variety of topics, from crime to welfare reform to racial profiling. His current work focuses on health insurance in Mexico, unemployment insurance reform in Germany, and local public spending in the United States. Grogger received a PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Janis Dubno

Janis Dubno is a Director at the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah. Previously, she was the Senior Policy Analyst for Early Childhood and Education at Voices for Utah Children, an organization that works to ensure that children are healthy, safe, ready for school, and economically secure. Prior to moving to Utah in 1996, she was an investment banker in New York City for approximately 15 years. Her expertise was in mortgaged-backed securities, and she also has experience in corporate finance, project finance, and interest-rate swaps.

Valerie Dao

Valerie Dao is Portfolio Director for A Better Chicago where she manages a portfolio of grantee relationships and identifies new investment opportunities for A Better Chicago. In her role as an Associate at Mission Measurement, Valerie Dao supported primary and secondary research and model development for an array of nonprofit and philanthropic clients. Before joining Mission Measurement, Dao served as the Project Coordinator for Nobel Laureate James Heckman's Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group, a project of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Gabriella Conti

Gabriella Conti's research draws on both the biomedical and the social sciences with the aim of understanding the developmental origins of health inequalities, the role of child development as input in the production of lifecycle health and the behavioral and biological pathways through which early life shocks, investments and policies affect well-being throughout the lifecourse. She often uses novel sources of data, such as biomarkers (ranging from fetal ultrasound scans to genetic markers), combined with linked administrative records and survey data.

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