Heather D. Hill is an Associate Professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Hill's research examines the effects of social policy on family economic circumstances and on child health and development. She was involved in the Next Generation Project, which examined how experimental welfare programs implemented in the 1990s affected the wellbeing of children. In other work, she uses experimental and quasi-experimental designs to estimate the effects of maternal employment and job loss on children's health and behavior.
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.
Carol Graham is Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at Brookings, College Park Professor at the University of Maryland, and a Gallup Senior Scientist. She served on a National Academy of Sciences panel on wellbeing metrics in 2012-13, received Pioneer Awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2017, 2021), and a Lifetime Distinguished Scholar award from the International Society of Quality of Life Studies (2018). She has served as a Vice President at Brookings, as Special Advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank, Visiting Fellow at the World Bank, and consultant to the IMF.
Flávio Cunha is a Professor of Economics at Rice University. He was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania from 2007-2014. He is also a research associate at Penn's Population Studies Center. Cunha's research focuses on the causes and consequences of inequality and poverty. His interest is in the quantification of degree to which labor income inequality is the result of the preexisting heterogeneity present across workers before they enter the labor market and how much is due to labor market shocks.
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 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.
Harold Alderman is currently a consultant to the World Bank, having spent 19 years at the World Bank as social protection advisor in the Africa region. He is also serving as a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. His current research has focused on the linkages between nutrition and early childhood development and the means by which nutrition and social protection programs contribute to long-term economic growth.