Sojourner is a labor economist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. His research focuses on three areas: (1) effects of labor-market institutions on economic productivity and in politics, (2) policies to promote efficient and equitable development of human capital with a focus on early childhood and K-12 education systems, and (3) behavioral economic approaches to consumer financial decisions. In 2016, he received the John T. Dunlop Scholar Award from the U.S.
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.
Barbara Wolfe is the Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs and Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses broadly on poverty and health issues.
Brant Abbott is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a macroeconomist working on inequality, human capital, and education decisions. His work primarily investigates how human capital is interrelated with overall economic inequality. For example, he investigates how economic inequality affects the distribution of human capital in future generations, and how accounting for the value of human capital changes measurements of economic inequality.
Quadrini received a B.S. in Economics and Commerce from Ancona University, an M.A. in Economics from Coripe-Piemonte in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996
Joseph Ferrie has been a member of Northwestern University's Department of Economics since 1991. His research focuses on (1) the role of early-life experiences (household socioeconomic status, exposure to environmental insults) in later-life outcomes (human capital and health); and (2) mobility across generations in socioeconomic status.
Ferrie received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1992.
Duncan Thomas is the Robert F. Durden Professor of Economics and Professor of Global Health at Duke University. After completing his Ph.D. at Princeton University, he was on the faculty at Yale, RAND and UCLA. He works on population health, human capital and the family focusing on low income populations and the impact of natural disasters, health shocks and economic shocks. To provide evidence on these questions, he has invested heavily in the design and implementation of complex large-scale population-based longitudinal studies.
Pia Pinger is an assistant professor at the University of Bonn. Her main research interests revolve around the formation of human capital (education and health economics) and applied microeconometrics.
Pinger earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Mannheim in 2013.
Friedhelm Pfeiffer studied economics at the Universities of Freiburg i. Br., Bern (Switzerland) and Mannheim. He is a senior researcher at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and a lecturer at the University of Mannheim, Department of Economics. For his research on the determinants of self-employment and on wage rigidities in the German system of wage determination he received several scientific awards, among others the Wolfgang-Ritter Award.
Corinne Low is an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies issues of human capital and intra-household allocation in the US, Zambia, and Kenya. Her research brings together applied microeconomic theory with lab and field experiments to understand the determinants of who gets how much across gender and age lines.