Mariana Laverde is a postdoctoral associate at the Tobin Center at Yale University and will be an assistant professor in economics at Boston College starting in the summer of 2021. Her research focuses on applied market design and the economics of education. In particular, she studies the equity gains associated with algorithm-based assignments to allocate seats in public schools, as well as teachers’ dynamic preferences for schools and the geographic distribution of school quality.
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.
Jorge Luis García is an Assistant Professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University and a Quintiles Fellow at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Nirav Mehta is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario. He is a labor economist who studies topics in education and health. Mehta is currently studying the effects of social interactions, school choice, ability tracking, teacher incentive schemes, and contracting in health care.
Teodora Boneva is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich. Previously, she was Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford and 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.
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.
Seda Ertac is an associate professor of economics at Koc University. Dr. Ertac completed a 1.5-year postdoctoral study at the economics department of the University of Chicago, and joined Koc University in February 2008. Dr. Ertac’s main field of research is experimental economics. Her work explores the malleability of non-cognitive skills and the development of preferences in children, gender differences in economic behavior, and the effects of informational and incentive policies on self-confidence, motivation and performance in organizational and educational settings. Dr.
Michela Tincani is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at University College London, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Tincani is an empirical microeconomist interested in social inequalities. Her papers combine administrative microdata and quasi-experimental data variation with insights from applied microeconomic theory (dynamic decision-making, general equilibrium, and game theoretic models of social interactions). In ongoing work, she is collecting data on a large randomized experiment on education policy. This approach has two goals.
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.
John Eric Humphries is a Cowles Foundation postdoctoral associate at Yale University and will be an assistant professor in economics at Yale University starting in July 2018. His research focuses on topics in labor economics and applied microeconomics. In particular, he studies how educational and career dynamics are affected by public policy. Much of my work considers how policies affect the acquisition of human capital and the role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in the labor market.