Rucker Johnson

Rucker Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Johnson is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center and the Institute for Research on Poverty.

Yannis Ioannides

Yannis M. Ioannides holds the Max and Herta Neubauer Chair in Economics at Tufts University. His research interests combine social economics and inequality, macroeconomics, and social interactions and urban structure on a world scale. He has published more than one hundred scientific works. Ioannides served as a member of the “MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Social Interactions and Economic Inequality” and is currently a member of the “Human Capital and Economic Opportunity: A Global Working Group,” of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, University of Chicago.

James Foster

James Foster is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is also research associate at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at Oxford University. His research is in development and theory, with an emphasis on measurement of poverty, inequality and wellbeing. Current research includes projects on measuring ultrapoverty, corruption, aspirations, subjective wellbeing, mobility, service delivery, robustness of multidimensional measures, and education quality.

Glenn Firebaugh

Glenn Firebaugh is a methodologist and author of Seven Rules for Social Research (Princeton, 2008). He is best known for his work on measuring inequality and segregation, for estimating contextual effects and avoiding the ecological fallacy, and for developing methods for decomposing social change into its individual-level and population composition components. Currently he is using U.S. census data to investigate neighborhood inequality (variation in the socioeconomic quality of neighborhoods), particularly as it relates to race.

Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics. His interests include health, development, poverty, and inequality; he is the author of four books and many papers. In 2006, he chaired a panel charged with the evaluation of World Bank research over the previous decade. He has served on National Academy panels on poverty and family assistance and on price and cost-of-living index numbers.

Miles Corak

Miles Corak is a Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa, where he has worked since 2007. His research focuses on inequality and social mobility, child poverty, unemployment, and access to university education. He is the editor of three books, and numerous articles on these issues, which have been repeatedly cited by the major international media.