Ariel Kalil is a professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. At Harris, she directs the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy and co-directs the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab. She also holds appointments as an adjunct professor in the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway and in the School of Business Administration at the University of Stavanger, Norway. She is a developmental psychologist who studies economic conditions, parenting, and child development.
Reuben Gronau is Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the Hebrew University at Jerusalem (Israel). He served as Visiting Professor at UCLA, Stanford University, MIT, The University of Chicago, Columbia University, Princeton, Northwestern, and The New School (Moscow). He has published several books and articles in the area of theoretical and empirical household behavior, labor market participation, transportation economics, and public utilities regulation. He played a major role in in setting the rates of public utilities in Israel (electricity, water, and phone rates).
Margaret Triyana is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. She was previously Assistant Professor at the Nanyang Technological University. Her research focuses on two main themes. The first theme concentrates on early life conditions and human capital outcomes in developing countries. Her projects range from analyzing the effects of in-utero interventions to early life pollution. The second theme focuses on health inequality in developing countries.
Sarah Turner is University Professor of Economics and Education at the University of Virginia and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Turner's research focuses on both the supply and demand sides of the education market and the link with the labor market, with particular attention to how public policies affect outcomes.
Maria Rosales-Rueda is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine. She has worked at Fedesarrollo, a Colombian think tank, at the World Bank, and at the Inter-American Development Bank. Her dissertation investigates the interactions between family investments, early-life shocks and human capital formation among children. In other work with Professor Heckman and Rodrigo Pinto, she studies the channels (e.g. maternal investments and children's skills) underlying a nurse home visiting program in the U.S.
Amélie Petitclerc is an Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University. She was previously a postdoctoral research scholar at the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), Teachers College, Columbia University. She received support from a postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She completed a MA in forensic psychology at the University of British Columbia and a PhD in clinical psychology at l'Université Laval, in Quebec City.
Dr. Bei Liu is Senior Program Manager at the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF), a Beijing-based policy research and advocacy organization founded by the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council. Her professional experiences concentrate on the design, implementation and evaluation of CDRF’s early childhood intervention programs. She currently works on China REACH, an integrated nutrition and psychosocial stimulation program for children at age 6-36 months. The project sites Dr.
David O. Meltzer M.D., Ph.D. is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at The University of Chicago, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Department of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. Meltzer's research explores problems in health economics and public policy with a focus on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality of hospital care.
Since 1985, Dr. Landers has worked with UNICEF and other international agencies to promote policies and programs in support of children and their families. Over the past 20 years, she has provided technical assistance and support to child development programs in over 60 countries throughout Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. She has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and training of practitioners at all levels, developing global interventions ranging from parenting education to developmental pediatrics.
Amy Claessens is a Research Associate and Assistant Professor in the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, studying education, child development, and public policy. Claessens' work investigates how policies and programs influence child development and how early achievement and socioemotional skills relate to subsequent life outcomes. Claessens's work uses administrative or large-scale longitudinal data and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques.