Myra Yazbeck is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. She received her PhD in Economics from Université Laval in 2011. In 2012, she completed a year of post-doctoral studies at McGill University, Department of Epidemiology Biostatistics and Occupational Health, where she developed a research agenda on health inequalities. Yazbeck's dissertation focuses on the impact of social networks on health outcomes. Her research interests are mainly in the field of health economics, social interactions/networks and inequality.
Hon Ho Kwok is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on econometrics, social interactions, and social networks.
Kwok received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his BEcon&Fin and MPhil from the University of Hong Kong.
Jason Fletcher is a professor of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A specialist in health economics, economics of education and child and adolescent health policy, Fletcher focuses his research on examining social network effects on adolescent education and health outcomes, combining genetics and social science research, estimating long-term consequences of childhood mental illness, and child and adolescent mental health policy.
Linyi Zhang just earned her master's degree from the National School of Development, Peking University and will join the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University this fall as a graduate student.
Her master thesis studies the role of kinship networks in promoting entrepreneurship in rural China, with the intention of understanding how social networks can help the disadvantaged social groups improve their economic outcomes and ultimately reduce income inequality. She is also interested in the sources of intergenerational immobility and relevant policy implications.
Martin Weidner is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Economics Department at University College London. His main research interest is microeconometrics, in particular panel data models, social interactions and social networks.
Weidner received a Diploma in Physics from the University of Wurzburg in 2033, a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Hamburg in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southern California in 2011.
Yannis M. Ioannides holds the Max and Herta Neubauer Chair in Economics at Tufts University. His research interests combine social economics and inequality, macroeconomics, and social interactions and urban structure on a world scale. He has published more than one hundred scientific works. Ioannides served as a member of the “MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Social Interactions and Economic Inequality” and is currently a member of the “Human Capital and Economic Opportunity: A Global Working Group,” of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, University of Chicago.
Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Management. Prior to this, he was a Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His research interests include consumer finance. econometrics, and social networks. His current work focuses on assessing the costs and benefits of debtor protection policies and understanding the role that consumer debt plays in the macroeconomy.
Bryan Graham is an Associal Professor at University of California, Berkeley. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley as an Assistant Professor. He returned to Berkeley as an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Fall of 2011 after spending two years in the Department of Economics at New York University. Professor Graham studies the econometrics of social interactions and networks, with a special interest in measuring the effects of stratification on inequality.