David B. Grusky is Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and coeditor of Pathways Magazine. His research addresses the changing structure of late-industrial inequality and addresses such topics as (a) the role of rent-seeking and market failure in explaining the takeoff in income inequality, (b) the amount of economic and social mobility in the U.S.
Joel Kaiyuan Han is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago. As an undergraduate, he assisted in research on labor and education economics at the Economic Research Center.
His general research interests are in public economics, empirical microeconomics, and social interactions. His current research covers topics of neighborhood change and its effects on resident children, with a special focus on how parents respond to such changes through parenting behaviors or through neighborhood exit.
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 Wisconsin - Madison, in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Prior to that, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics. Before receiving her Ph.D. in Chicago, she 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.
Tim Kautz is a Senior 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.
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.
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.
Raquel Fernández is a Professor in the Department of Economics at NYU. She is also a member of ESOP at the University of Oslo, the NBER, the CEPR, and IZA. She has previously been a tenured professor at the London School of Economics and Boston University and held visiting positions at various institutions around the world. She has served as the Director of the Public Policy Program of the CEPR and has been a Panel Member of the National Science Foundation and a Program Committee Member of the Social Science Research Council.
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).