Emily Nix

Emily Nix is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Professor Nix received her PhD at Yale, and before joining USC worked at University College London. She has also previously served as a consultant to the World Bank and is an external researcher for the VATT Institute for Economic Research in Helsinki, Finland.

So Yoon Ahn

So Yoon Ahn is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her primary research interests include family economics, gender economics, labor economics and development economics. She is interested in how households make decisions in different contexts. Her current work focuses on the impacts of cross-border marriages on marriage markets and households. She is also interested in how to reshape gender norms in developing countries.

She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and her B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Yonsei University.

Leonardo Bursztyn

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.

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.

Bertil Tungodden

Bertil Tungodden is a professor at the Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), since 2002, where he defended his PhD in 1995. He is co-director of the research group The Choice Lab at NHH. Tungodden is also an Associated Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and at several Centers of Excellence, funded by the Research Council of Norway. He was Chairman of the Norwegian Scientific Council for Economics, 2007–2009.

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.

Elaine Liu

Elaine M. Liu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Houston. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University. Professor Liu’s research lies at the intersection of the fields of development economics, health economics, labor economics and behavioral economics. Her research focuses on the applied microeconomic issues in China and in Taiwan. Her recent work examines the impact of maternal stress on fetal losses and birth outcomes.

Áureo de Paula

Áureo de Paula is an applied econometrician with strong interests in both methodological questions (identification and estimation of multi-agent models) and empirical applications (mostly problems in developing nations). His research is on the intersection of applied economic theory, econometrics and empirical microeconomics. He is affiliated with the University College London (UK), the Sao Paulo School of Economics (Brazil), the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (UK), the Institute for Fiscal Studies (UK) and the CEPR.

Weerachart Kilenthong

Weerachart Tee Kilenthong is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Economics at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) and the director of the Research Institute for Policy Evaluation and Design (RIPED). His research interests include growth and development, macroeconomics, contract theory, financial economics, labor and education economics. He received a Bachelor degree in Engineering (First Class Honor with Gold Medal) from Masters Degree in Physics from Chulalongkorn University.

Junjian Yi

Junjian Yi is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the National University of Singapore. Prior to this, he was a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. Yi focuses on both theoretically and empirically analyzing family behaviors and human capital.

Yi received both M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007 and 2011, respectively, supervised by Prof. Junsen Zhang and an M.A. in Economics from Zhejiang University in 2005.