Glenn Loury

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.

Valerie Lechene

Valerie Lechne is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) at University College London and a Research Fellow at IFS. She is an applied microeconomist, interested in understanding the behaviour of individuals, both theoretically and empirically, with the aim of informing policy. Her research focuses on modelling intra-household behaviour in order to understand how individuals interact to reach the decisions whose consequences we see. She is particularly interested in applying these models in the context of developing economies. She also work on consumption and health.

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.

Colm Harmon

Colm Harmon is Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney since 2012. Prior to Sydney he was Professor at University College Dublin (UCD) and Director of the UCD Geary Institute. He has held visiting appointments at the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, the Australian National University, University College London and the University of Warwick.

Thomas Dohmen

Thomas Dohmen is the Professor of Applied Microeconomics at Universität Bonn (Germany) and Professor of Education and the Labour Market at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University. From December 2007 until December 2012, he was Director of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). From January 2003 until November 2007, he was employed as a Research Associate at IZA. He studied economics at Maastricht University, where he received his Master's degree (M.A.) in Economics in December 1998 and his doctoral degree in May 2003.

Hau Chyi

Hau Chyi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Hanquing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance at Renmin University in Beijing, China.  He is also a current visiting scholar and researcher at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy and NORC. He is an applied microeconomist who specializes in topics on labor and public economics. Chyi's current research focuses mainly on two areas: the effects of maternal decisions on children's developments, and the effects of various policies on the decisions of low-skilled, single mothers.

Martin Browning

Martin Browing is currently Professor of Economics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Nuffield College and Director of the Centre for Applied Microeconometrics in Copenhagen. He is also a Fellow and European Council Member of the Econometric Society and a Fellow of the British Academy. His primary research interests are in applied microeconometrics with a particular emphasis on individual and household behaviour and accounting for heterogeneity.

Browning received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from LSE in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and his Ph.D. from Tilburg University in 1993.

Raquel Bernal

Raquel Bernal is an Associate Professor of Labor Economics and Econometrics in the Economics Department at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Her recent research focuses on the determinants of an individual's performance in the labor market and in particular, the determinants of ability at early stages of life.