Fabian Pfeffer

Fabian Pfeffer is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate Professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the founding director of the Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID), leader of the Inequality Lab, and Co-Investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).

Scott Winship

Scott Winship is the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Previously a fellow at the Brookings Institution, his areas of expertise include living standards and economic mobility, inequality, and insecurity. Winship is a contributor to Forbes.com, and his research has been published in City Journal, National Affairs, National Review, POLITICO, Wilson Quarterly, and Breakthrough Journal, among other outlets. Recently, Winship contributed a chapter to the reform-conservative volume “Room to Grow” (YG Network, 2014).

Joel Kaiyuan Han

Joel Kaiyuan Han is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago.  As an undergraduate, he assisted in research on labor and education economics at the Economic Research Center.

His general research interests are in public economics, empirical microeconomics, and social interactions. His current research covers topics of neighborhood change and its effects on resident children, with a special focus on how parents respond to such changes through parenting behaviors or through neighborhood exit. 

Kjell Salvanes

Kjell G. Salvanes is Professor in Economics at Norges Handelshøyskole (the Norwegian School of Economics), a Research Associate at CEPR, and a Research Fellow at IZA. His research focuses primarily on early childhood experiences and education.

Salvanes received a Ph.D. in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics in 1989.

Richard V. Reeves

Richard Reeves is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies, where he also co-directs the Center on Children and Families. He is also an associate director of CentreForum in London. Before his move to Washington, DC in the summer of 2012, he worked as director of strategy to the UK's Deputy Prime Minister, where he led the Government's work on social mobility. He is a former director of Demos.

Bei Liu

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.