Stephen L. Morgan is the Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He is also an Associate Director of the Cornell Population Center, and he was recently the co-PI on the proposal that resulted in the theme project, "Persistent Poverty and Upward Mobility," funded by Cornell's Institute for the Social Sciences. He serves on the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey as one of its inequality representatives and as a member of its long-range planning committee.
Meghir joined UCL in 1985, where I remained until 2010. He is currently Professor of Economics at Yale University. His research spans a broad set of fields, including family economics, household consumption, savings and labor supply behavior, wage determination and earnings dynamics, educational choice and its effects on wages and individual careers, the impact of quality of education, intergenerational transmission of education and health and the economics of crime.
Alexis Medina is the Program Manager for Health and Nutrition at the Rural Education Action Program (REAP) at Stanford University. She has been researching the economics of social issues in China for over ten years. She has extensive experience in international program management, including leading survey teams in rural China, overseeing the design and development of field projects, and coordinating data collection and analysis. She has co-authored several academic publications on the intersection of health and education in rural China.
Stephen Machin is Professor of Economics at University College London and Research Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He is one of the Editors of the Economic Journal. Previously he has been visiting Professor at Harvard University (1993/4) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001/2). He is an fellow of the British Academy, has been President of the European Association of Labour Economists, is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, a member of the UK Low Pay Commission and of the recently set up Tuition Fees Commission.
Caitriona Logue is a Teaching Fellow at the School of Economics, University of Edinburgh. Her PhD research examined the human skill formation process, with a major focus on the econometric methods used to evaluate the "Preparing for Life" early childhood program.
Logue received a B.A. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin in 2006 and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from University College Dublin in 2009 and 2015 respectively.
Bei Liu is an Associate Research Fellow and Program Officer at the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF), a policy research and advocacy organization founded by the Development Research Center of the State Council. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Liu joined CDRF in 2007. She participated in research on Chinese government performance appraisal, grassroots governance in rural China and CDRF policy briefings on Chinese and global economy and social development.
Tim Kautz is a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. He was a co-organizer of HCEO's Conference on Measuring and Assessing Skills. Kautz is an editor and co-author of a book that explores the importance of social-emotional skills, “The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life.” His research interests include education, inequality, and health.
Tanja Jungmann is Professor in early intervention and speech/language pathologies at the Universität Rostock. From October 2006 to September 2009, she held a junior professorship in special educational psychology at the University of Hannover. Her studies and doctoral thesis are in developmental psychology, and took place at the University of Bielefeld. Jungmann is a leading researcher in early intervention projects (especially pilot project "Pro Kind"), RCT, evaluation and implementation research.
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.
Matthew Johnson is a Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. In his dissertation Matthew examined how borrowing constraints affect student decisions about college entry and completion. Since joining Mathematica he has worked extensively developing and implementing value added models to measure school and teacher effectiveness at increasing student achievement.
Johnson received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 2010.