Richard Reeves is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies, where he also co-directs the Center on Children and Families. He is also an associate director of CentreForum in London. Before his move to Washington, DC in the summer of 2012, he worked as director of strategy to the UK's Deputy Prime Minister, where he led the Government's work on social mobility. He is a former director of Demos.
Rebecca Myerson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics. She was previously a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where her field of specialization was applied econometrics. Before coming to Chicago, Rebecca spent four years conducting global health research, including one year at Peking University as a Fulbright scholar and three years at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington.
Bruce Meyer, the McCormick Foundation Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, studies poverty and inequality, tax policy, welfare policy, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, minority entrepreneurship, the health care safety net, and labor supply. His most recent work includes research on the effects of welfare and tax reform on the well-being of single mothers, models and methods to analyze labor supply, changes in poverty and inequality, the effects of disability, and the effects of changes in the health care safety net.
Heather D. Hill is an Associate Professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Hill's research examines the effects of social policy on family economic circumstances and on child health and development. She was involved in the Next Generation Project, which examined how experimental welfare programs implemented in the 1990s affected the wellbeing of children. In other work, she uses experimental and quasi-experimental designs to estimate the effects of maternal employment and job loss on children's health and behavior.
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.
Mark Huggett is a Professor in the department of Economics at Georgetown University. He is a macroeconomist. His work has highlighted the importance of idiosyncratic risk for a number of issues including aggregate wealth accumulation, wealth inequality, lifetime inequality and asset pricing. His most recent work offers a human capital interpretation of lifetime inequality.
Huggett received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1991.
Miriam Gensowski is an Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Chicago. She gained research experience at the Economic Research Center of the University of Chicago, the economics department of Maastricht University (with Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel), and the OFCE in Nice, France (with Jean-Luc Gaffard).
Carol Graham is Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor at the University of Maryland.She serves on a National Academy of Sciences panel on well-being metrics and public policy. She has served as a Vice President at Brookings; Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Visiting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank, among others.
Flavio Cunha is a Professor of Economics at Rice University. He was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania from 2007-2014. He is also a research associate at Penn's Population Studies Center. Cunha's research focuses on the causes and consequences of inequality and poverty. His interest is in the quantification of degree to which labor income inequality is the result of the preexisting heterogeneity present across workers before they enter the labor market and how much is due to labor market shocks.