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 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). 

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.