Nayoung Rim

Nayoung Rim is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the United States Naval Academy. Her research interests are racial and gender inequality in education and the labor market. Her research has examined how up-or-out promotion policies affect fertility timing decisions differently for men vs. women, the effectiveness of Title IX in reducing gender disparities in graduate education, and how in-group bias affects the internal dynamics of police departments. Her work has been supported by the AccessLex Institute, AIR, and the Russell Sage Foundation.

Naibao Zhao

Naibao Zhao is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Research Institute of Economics and Management (RIEM), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Chengdu China. His broad research field is empirical microeconomics that integrates economic theory with empirical evidence by using rigorous econometric analysis to study policy-relevant questions. In particular, his research covers a wide range of topics, including inequality, education, and human development.

Jun Hyung Kim

Jun Hyung Kim is an assistant professor of economics at the Institute of Economic and Social Research at Jinan University. His research is focused on parenting and child development, with particular attention on how life cycle decisions of parents interact with parenting decisions. His job market paper highlights the role of parenting skill in the realization of parenting style in the household, and the heterogeneous effects of parenting behavior on child development.

Fali Huang

Fali Huang is an Associate Professor at School of Economics in Singapore Management University. Her research focuses on the political economy of development and growth, covering a broad range of topics including democratization and growth, education and trade patterns, informal and legal contract enforcement, as well as applied microeconomics topics such as employee screening and monitoring, social trust, child development, marital choices, and old age support.

Francesco Agostinelli

Francesco Agostinelli is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on child development, by developing new methods and analyzing the determinants of children’s skill formation. His job market paper sheds light on the importance of dynamic equilibrium interdependencies between children’s social interactions and parental investments decisions in explaining developmental differences between different social environments. 

Fan Wang

Fan Wang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Houston. His areas of expertise are development economics, applied microeconomics, and labor. His research focuses on issues related to financial access and human capital formation in developing economies. Some of his recent work looks at the impact of formal credit market expansion on physical and human capital accumulation in Thailand. He is also studying the importance of financial and informational constraints in explaining the heterogeneity in early childhood human capital accumulation.

Jin Zhou

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.

Elena Pastorino

Elena Pastorino is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are in the area of Labor Economics and Development Economics. Her research focuses on the determinants of individual careers in firms and in the labor market, on the importance of human capital and borrowing constraints for aggregate unemployment, and on the role of uncertainty and firm market power in labor and output markets in developed and developing countries.

Juanna Schrøter Joensen

Juanna Schrøter Joensen is a Research Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of individual human capital investments, which are key to understanding income and wealth inequality. In her research, she quantifies how incentives and circumstances interact with endowments and information in shaping human capital. She highlights important aspects of heterogeneity in human capital and its interaction with institutions and public policies; such as financial aid, choice sets, curricula, and grading.

Salvador Navarro

Salvador Navarro is a Professor of Economics and W. Glenn Campbell Fellow at the University of Western Ontario. He is also affiliated with the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Demography and Ecology at Wisconsin. His research focuses on questions of identification in applied microeconomics problems.