Peter Ganong

Peter Ganong is an Assistant Professor at Harris Public Policy. He studies income volatility and policies to mitigate its consequences. In one recent paper, he studied how households respond to UI benefit exhaustion. In ongoing work, he is studying the origins of mortgage default and the best way to design mortgage modifications to prevent foreclosure. He received a BA in 2009 and a PhD in 2016, both in economics from Harvard.

Kevin Thom

Kevin Thom is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to this, he was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at New York University. He is an applied microeconomist with interests in labor, health, and household financial decision-making. Kevin's recent work explores how molecular genetic data can be used to better understand the heterogeneity that drives health behaviors, human capital accumulation, and household financial outcomes.

Damon Jones

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.

Rong Hai

Rong Hai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Miami. She was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for the Economics of Human Development and Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at University of Chicago from 2013 to 2016.. Her research interests are Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, and Household Finance.

Hai received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.

Donghoon Lee

Donghoon Lee is a senior economist in the Microeconomics Studies Function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His primary research interests include labor economics and household finance. He has been working on estimation of equilibrium models in the US labor market, developing econometric and computational methods, and empirical works on household finance in the area of housing finance and education finance.

Lee received a B.A. from Seoul National University in 1996, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.

Stefania Albanesi

Stefania Albanesi is a Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and a Research Associate at NBER. Albanesi's research interests are in macroeconomics, public economics, and labor economics. Her current research concentrates on understanding the determinants of household borrowing and default behavior, and on quantifying the impact of changing trends in female participation on aggregate business cycles.