Leonardo Bursztyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on understanding how individuals make schooling, political, and financial decisions, and, in particular, how these decisions are shaped by individuals' social environment. His work has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Damon Jones is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. He conducts research at the intersection of three fields within economics. First, there is public finance, the field of economics that analyzes government taxation and spending, using models of choice to predict the effects of policy and economic notions of well-being to measure the policy’s benefit or harm to consumers. Second is household finance, the branch of economics that focuses on the financial decisions, saving, borrowing and insurance, at the household level.
Dr. Teodora Boneva is a British Academy Post-doctoral fellow at the University College London (Department of Economics). Her general research interests include child development, human capital formation and socio-economic inequality. Her research focuses on the evolution of preferences and skills, and the role of beliefs in educational investment decisions. She is particularly interested in how interventions, both in the school and in the home environment, can promote child development and improve life outcomes.
Camelia Kuhnen is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of North Carolina -- Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Kuhnen's research spans neuroeconomics, behavioral finance and corporate finance. Her work has an interdisciplinary nature, with the over-arching theme of trying to understand how people make financial and economic choices that concern them as individuals or as decision makers in firms. Her dual training in finance and neuroscience led her to conduct research in the new field of neuroeconomics. In this work Dr.
David Cesarini is Associate Professor of Economics at the Center of Experimental Social Science, New York University and co-director of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC), a research infrastructure developed to facilitate collaborative genetic association analyses of social-science outcomes. His work spans several areas, including health economics, labor economics, economics and psychology, and social-science genetics.
Cesarini received a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusets Institute of Technology in 2010.
Daniel Schunk is a professor of public economics at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany), a permanent research fellow at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), and a research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin (Germany). His research focuses on experimental and behavioral economics, on economics of education and on public policy and it has been published in economics journals (e.g.
Ernst Fehr has been Professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economics at the University of Zürich since 1994.
Daniel Benjamin is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Southern California. He is a behavioral economist doing both theoretical and experimental research.
George Akerlof is the Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California Berkeley. Akerlof was a 2001 recipient of the Alfred E. Nobel Prize in Economic Science, recognized for his theory of asymmetric information and its effect on economic behavior. He is also the 2006 president of the American Economic Association. He served earlier as vice president and member of the executive committee. He is also on the North American Council of the Econometric Association.