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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
Albert Park is Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and the International Growth Centre (DFID/Oxford/LSE). He previously held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and University of Oxford.
Salvador Navarro is an Associate Professor of Economics 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.
Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. He has taught previously at Boston, Harvard and Northwestern Universities, and the University of Michigan. Professor Loury is a distinguished academic economist who has contributed to a variety of areas in applied microeconomic theory: welfare economics, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of income distribution. He has lectured before academic societies throughout the world.