Karen Rolf earned her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Social Service Administration. She studied the impact of caring for a child with exceptional needs on parents' labor force participation and family wealth accumulation. She did post-doctoral research in the Economics Department at Northwestern University. Her current work focuses primarily on social and economic mobility, and the impact of early life circumstances on later-life outcomes.
Thomas Christiano is Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Arizona and he is a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He has been a fellow at All Souls College Oxford, the Australian National University, the National Humanities Center and the Center for the Study of Human Values at Princeton. He is co-editor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Sage). His work has been on democratic theory and the philosophy of international law. He is now working on a project on fairness in economic markets.
Jee Peng Tan retired from the World Bank in December 2013 following a fulfilling 32-year career. She was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore during July-Dec 2014 where she taught the Business School’s inaugural undergraduate course on Measuring Success in Philanthropy and Impact Investing.
Brink Lindsey is vice president for research at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. His research interests include the social and cultural consequences of economic growth, the nature of human capital, economic inequality, and policy barriers to growth. His most recent book is Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter -- and More Unequal (2013).
Lindsey earned an AB from Princeton University and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Margaret Triyana is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. She was previously Assistant Professor at the Nanyang Technological University. Her research focuses on two main themes. The first theme concentrates on early life conditions and human capital outcomes in developing countries. Her projects range from analyzing the effects of in-utero interventions to early life pollution. The second theme focuses on health inequality in developing countries.
Elizabeth Washbrook is a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods for Education and a member of the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the University of Bristol, and an Associate of the Columbia Population Research Center. Since earning her Ph.D., she has been a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, a Post-doctoral Scholar at Columbia University and a Visiting Scholar at the VU University, Amsterdam. Her interests include the relationships between family background, policy and early childhood outcomes and methodological issues in the analysis of longitudinal data.
Richard Reeves is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies, where he also co-directs the Center on Children and Families. He is also an associate director of CentreForum in London. Before his move to Washington, DC in the summer of 2012, he worked as director of strategy to the UK's Deputy Prime Minister, where he led the Government's work on social mobility. He is a former director of Demos.
Rebecca Myerson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics. She was previously a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where her field of specialization was applied econometrics. Before coming to Chicago, Rebecca spent four years conducting global health research, including one year at Peking University as a Fulbright scholar and three years at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington.