J. Carter Braxton

J. Carter Braxton is an assistant professor in economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Carter completed his PhD in economics at the University of Minnesota, and has an undergraduate degree in economics from Davidson College. His research interests are in macroeconomics, labor economics, and consumer finance.

Zhixiu Yu

Zhixiu Yu is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on labor, health, gender, and public economics. She is particularly interested in how the public insurance programs interact with the labor supply, savings, human capital formation, and welfare of their intended beneficiaries throughout the lifecycle. Her research combines rigorous macro models, rich micro data, and large-scale simulations to explore important problems at the interaction of public policy and individual behaviors in the United States.

Diego Daruich

Diego Daruich is a macroeconomist (broadly defined), with particular interests in human capital accumulation and early childhood development. He is currently on the job market as a Ph.D. candidate from New York University. Diego's job market paper studies the consequences of a large-scale and long-run government program that invests in early childhood development.

Youngmin Park

Youngmin Park is a Senior Economist at the Bank of Canada. He is interested in identifying potential inefficiencies associated with differential human capital investment across families and designing policies to mitigate them. He is also interested in understanding market forces that shift returns to acquired human capital and change wage inequality over time.

Park received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2016.

Kyle Herkenhoff

Kyle Herkenhoff is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Minnesota and visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2014, and his research, which focuses on the interaction of labor markets and consumer credit markets, places equal weight on theory and empirics.

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is professor for Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to joining the faculty of Goethe University in 2009, she was an assistant professor at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the analysis of household saving and labor supply behavior, labor market integration, and the endogeneity of preferences. She has published among others in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance.

Oksana Leukhina

Oksana Leukhina is a macro/growth economist. Within these broad areas, she is interested in topics that overlap with labor and financial economics.

She has contributed to the study of the long-run process of economic development, structural transformation, demographic change and family labor supply. Most recently, Leukhina is interested in questions pertaining to human capital accumulation at college level, working to quantify the amount of uncertainty and returns to college that various students face.

Dirk Krueger

Dirk Krueger is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He was Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 2008-2012. He also served as co-editor of the American Economic Review from 2009-2011. His research interests are in macroeconomics and public finance, with emphasis on models with heterogeneous households.

Fang Yang

Fang Yang is an assistant professor at the Dept. of Economics, Louisiana State University. Her research focuses on housing, consumption, wealth inequality, social security, and education. She studies individual optimal choices in an environment with uninsurable risk and the effect of policy changes on the aggregate economic outcomes in such an environment.

Yang received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2006.