Richard Robb

Richard Robb is Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs and CEO of the investment management firm, Christofferson, Robb & Company (CRC).

Robb received a B.A. from Duke University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1985.

Wilbert van der Klaauw

Wilbert van der Klaauw is a Vice President in the Microeconomic Studies Function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is a labor economist and applied econometrician whose research interests include the study of life cycle labor supply, household finance, household formation and dissolution, educational investment and productivity, the measurement and analysis of consumer expectations, and econometric approaches to program evaluation. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Dr. van der klaauw was Professor of Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill and Assistant Professor at New York University.

Petra Todd

Petra E. Todd is the Alfred L. Cass Term Professor in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the Econometric Society and a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research, IZA, and of the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Her main fields of research are labor economics, development economics, and microeconometrics.

Bernard Salanié

Bernard Salanie is Professor of Economics at Columbia University. Formerly Director of CREST (Paris), he has taught at Ecole Polytechnique, Stanford University, the University of Chicago, and the Toulouse School of Economics. Salanie is the author of Microeconomics of Market Failures (2000) and The Economics of Contracts: A Primer (second edition, 2005).

Rachel Kranton

Rachel Kranton is a James B. Duke Professor of Economics at Duke University. She studies how institutions and social settings affect economic outcomes. She develops theories of networks and has introduced identity into economic thinking. Her research contributes to many fields, including microeconomics, economic development, and industrial organization. She has been awarded fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She joined Duke’s faculty in 2007.

Philipp Eisenhauer

Philipp Eisenhauer is an economist studying risk and ambiguity in economic models. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Bonn's Institute for Applied Microeconomics, working with Armin Falk. He was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at The University of Chicago, a doctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim (Chair of Prof. Franz), and part of the ZEW Leibniz research network on noncognitive skills. He studied Economics at the University of Mannheim and Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels.

Sanjeev Goyal

Sanjeev Goyal is Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. He has made pioneering contributions to our understanding of social and economic networks, with publications in leading international journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and Review of Economic Studies. In 2007, Princeton University Press published his book Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks. A Chinese translation was published by Beijing University Press in 2010.

Meta Brown

Meta Brown is a Senior Economist in the Microeconomic Studies Function of the Research Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has studied whether and when parents pay for their children's post-secondary education, and the influence of these decisions on students' ability to finance efficient human capital investments. Additional research on the family addresses the associations among marital status dynamics, fertility, and children's attainment, and their relationship to existing family law. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Dr.