Kegon Tan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. He was previously a graduate fellow of the Institute for Research on Poverty. His interests are in the formation and intergenerational transmission of human capital and social inequality. His main interest is in intergenerational mobility and inequality. My research investigates multiple mechanisms through which parents affect their children, both in early and late life. I am also broadly interested in human capital development and the role of skills (both cognitive and non-cognitive) in determining diverse outcomes, including wages, health, and crime.
Tan received his B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Chicago in 2010 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017.