Paul Hufe

Paul Hufe is an economist working at the intersection of public, labor, and normative economics.

His research agenda is driven by two main objectives. First, he aims to strengthen the methodological toolkit to quantify the extent of inequality of opportunity in current societies. Second, he studies which circumstantial life factors cause the unequal distribution of life chances.

Pablo Mitnik

Pablo A. Mitnik is a Social Science Research Scholar at the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University. He conducts research on intergenerational social and economic mobility, labor markets, economic inequality, and statistical methods.

Mitnik received BA degrees ("licenciaturas") in Social Communication and in Economics from the Nacional University of Cordoba (Argentina), a master's degree in Sociosemiotics from the same university, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jan Stuhler

Jan Stuhler is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidad Carlos II de Madrid, Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), and Visiting Researcher at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).

His research focuses on applied microeconomics, with recent work on intergenerational mobility and a focus is on measurement and interpretation. He also works on migration, with particular attention to its effect on local labor markets. 

Linyi Zhang

Linyi Zhang just earned her master's degree from the National School of Development, Peking University and will join the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University this fall as a graduate student.

Her master thesis studies the role of kinship networks in promoting entrepreneurship in rural China, with the intention of understanding how social networks can help the disadvantaged social groups improve their economic outcomes and ultimately reduce income inequality. She is also interested in the sources of intergenerational immobility and relevant policy implications.

Timothy Smeeding

Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) since 2008.

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.

Miriam Gensowski

Miriam Gensowski is a Senior Researcher at the Rockwool Foundation Research unit. Prior, she was assistant and associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics.

Miriam's research is focused on human capital, covering labor economics, the economics of education, and applied microeconometrics. In particular, she has worked on the role of multi-dimensional abilities and psychological traits in life outcomes, their dynamics and determinants, the returns to education, intergenerational occupational mobility, and the role of skills on occupational choice.

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.

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