Fang Yang

Fang Yang is an assistant professor at the Dept. of Economics, Louisiana State University. Her research focuses on housing, consumption, wealth inequality, social security, and education. She studies individual optimal choices in an environment with uninsurable risk and the effect of policy changes on the aggregate economic outcomes in such an environment.

Yang received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2006.

Maria Casanova

Maria Casanova is an  Assistant Professor at California State University, Fullerton. Casanova's main research interest is on inter-temporal decisions of individuals and households, with a focus on labor supply and consumption/saving choices of older individuals. She has studied the sources of coordinated retirement decisions across spouses, the determinants of investment choices of individuals approaching retirement, and the nature and timing of wage declines as individuals age and their physical and cognitive abilities start deteriorating.

Orazio Attanasio

Orazio Attanasio is Professor of Economics at University College London and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he co-directs the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. Attanasio also edits Quantitative Economics. His research has focused on household consumption and saving behavior over the life cycle, risk sharing, labor supply and housing markets.