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.

Alexander Ludwig

Alexander Ludwig has been Professor for Public Finance and Debt Management at Goethe University, Frankfurt since 2014. Since 2020, he has been a part-time visiting professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Damon Jones

Damon Jones is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. He conducts research at the intersection of three fields within economics. First, there is public finance, the field of economics that analyzes government taxation and spending, using models of choice to predict the effects of policy and economic notions of well-being to measure the policy’s benefit or harm to consumers. Second is household finance, the branch of economics that focuses on the financial decisions, saving, borrowing and insurance, at the household level.

Nathaniel Hendren

Nathaniel Hendren joined the economics department at Harvard University in July 2013 as an assistant professor. His scholarship focuses on health, information, labor, and public economics, including credit market distortions, optimal taxation, welfare measurement, and insurance regulation. Hendren spent the 2012–2013 academic year at the National Bureau of Economic Research on a post-doctoral fellowship studying issues related to health and aging.

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.

Ananth Seshadri

Ananth Seshadri is a Professor and chair of the Economics Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he specializes in macroeconomics and public finance. He has written on the causes and consequences of demographic change and the effects of technological change in accounting for various demographic patterns. His research has appeared in leading economics journals, including The American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Political Economy. He was awarded a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 2006.

Nicola Pavoni

Nicola Pavoni recently joined the Bocconi University from the University College London where he was Professor of Economics. His work has been published in the Review of Economics Studies, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of the European Economic Association, and the International Economic Review among others. He is Co-Editor of the BE Journal, Macroeconomics. His research interests are Macroeconomic Theory, Economics of Information, Consumption Theory, Labour Economics, and Public Finance.

Marek Kapička

Marek Kapička is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor Kapička specializes in macroeconomics and public finance. His work on optimal tax design has studied how endogenous human capital formation affects optimal income tax policies and schooling subsidies. He has also extended the first-order approach to dynamic private information economies with persistent shocks, and used it to study efficient allocations and optimal taxation.

Dennis Epple

Dennis Epple is Thomas Lord University Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University. He has a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. His research focuses on the political economy of state and local governments, household life cycle location choices, the economics of education, and learning by doing.

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