Briana Ballis is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California-Merced. Her research interests are in labor and public economics. Much of her work focuses on studying the determinants of inequality in education. Through her work, she seeks to better understand how individuals’ educational investment decisions are shaped by their environments and backgrounds, and, in particular how policies or programs that impact vulnerable youth can sere to reduce (or exacerbate) pre-existing gaps in later life.
Rob is the Wilson Family LEO Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Univeristy of Notre Dame. He is an applied microeconomist with research interests in housing policy, urban policy, and the design of anti-poverty programs.
Li Gan, Clifford Taylor Jr. Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, is a specialist in econometrics and applied microeconomics. He obtained Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1987, Master of Science in statistics and PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. He has published extensively in areas such as econometric theory, economics of aging, public economics, and Chinese economy.
Eric Chyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA) and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) at Brown University. His primary research fields are labor and public economics. In recent work, he has studied the impact of moving out of disadvantaged neighborhoods on the long-run outcomes of children.