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.
Peter Ganong is an Assistant Professor at Harris Public Policy. He studies income volatility and policies to mitigate its consequences. In one recent paper, he studied how households respond to UI benefit exhaustion. In ongoing work, he is studying the origins of mortgage default and the best way to design mortgage modifications to prevent foreclosure. He received a BA in 2009 and a PhD in 2016, both in economics from Harvard.
Francesco Agostinelli is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on child development, by developing new methods and analyzing the determinants of children’s skill formation. His job market paper sheds light on the importance of dynamic equilibrium interdependencies between children’s social interactions and parental investments decisions in explaining developmental differences between different social environments.
Nirav Mehta is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario. He is a labor economist who studies topics in education and health. Mehta is currently studying the effects of social interactions, school choice, ability tracking, teacher incentive schemes, and contracting in health care.
Ging Cee Ng is a Ph.D. student in economics with interests in Microeconomic Theory and Public Economics. Prior to Chicago, she worked in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she worked on research and policy projects in corporate finance, monetary policy, and macroeconomics.
Judd Kessler is an Assistant Professor at the Warton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rong Hai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Miami. She was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for the Economics of Human Development and Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at University of Chicago from 2013 to 2016.. Her research interests are Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, and Household Finance.
Hai received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.
Raj Chetty is the Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. His work on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?
Gregorio Caetano is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia. His research interests are social interactions, urban economics, local public economics, education, labor economics, and applied econometrics.
Caetano received a B.A. in Economics from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in 2000, an M.A. in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-RJ) in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009.
Magne Mogstad is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on applied microeconomics, mostly in the areas of labor economics, public economics, and economic inequality. Mogstad spent a few years as a researcher at Statistics Norway and as an assistant professor at University College London.
Mogstad received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oslo in 2008.