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NBER Reporter: 2012 Number 3 Profiles


NBER Profile: Pierre Azoulay

Pierre Azoulay is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. He is also an Associate Professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Azoulay received his Ph.D. in Management from MIT in 2001. He taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business from 2001-6 before joining the MIT Sloan School faculty in July 2006. His research focuses on the economics of science, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Azoulay grew up in Paris, and now lives in Newton, MA with his wife Andrea, an architect, and two daughters, Sivan (6) and Orli (4). The young age of his children may explain why he barely remembers an earlier period of his life when he enjoyed reading books unrelated to work.

Pierre Azoulay

NBER Profile: Joshua Graff Zivin

Joshua Graff Zivin is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Environmental and Energy Economics, Health Economics, and Health Care. He is also a Professor in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and in the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Graff Zivin holds an undergraduate degree in economics and psychology from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the UCSD faculty, he taught at Columbia University from 1998-2008. In the 2004-5 academic year, he served as Senior Economist for Health and the Environment on the Council of Economic Advisers.

Graff Zivin currently serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Literature. His research interests are broad and include the environment, health, economic development, and innovation.

Graff Zivin lives in Solana Beach, California. He enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with his wife and three sons.

Joshua Graff Zivin

NBER Profile: Martin Eichenbaum

Martin Eichenbaum is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Monetary Economics, and International Finance and Macroeconomics. He also is the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Economics at Northwestern University and the co-director of the Center for International Macroeconomics at Northwestern University.

Eichenbaum received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1981. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and currently serves as the co-editor of the American Economic Review. He is also an academic consultant to the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Chicago and a member of the Advisory Council to the Global Markets Institute at Goldman Sachs.

Eichenbaum lives in Glencoe, IL with his wife, Yona. They have a daughter, Rachel, and a son, Joseph. In his leisure time, he studies history, listens to music, and obsesses about politics.

Martin Eichenbaum

NBER Profile: A. Craig Burnside

A. Craig Burnside is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Economic Fluctuations and Growth and International Finance and Macroeconomics. He is also a Professor of Economics at Duke University and a Research Professor of Economics at the University of Glasgow.

Burnside received his B.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1991. He taught at Queen's University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Virginia, and worked at the World Bank prior to moving to Duke in 2004. Burnside currently serves on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review and is an Associate Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics. He was a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution in 1998-9.

Burnside grew up in Quebec, Canada. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Chapel Hill, NC. His hobbies include cycling, tennis, and reading history.

A. Craig Burnside

NBER Profile: Sergio Rebelo

Sergio Rebelo is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Economic Fluctuations and Growth, International Finance and Macroeconomics, and Asset Pricing, and has very fond memories of spending the 1992-3 academic year at the NBER as an Olin Fellow.

He is also the Tokai Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance at the Kellogg School of Management and a co-director of the Center for International Macroeconomics at Northwestern University.

Rebelo received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1989. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He is also an academic consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and a member of the Advisory Council to the Global Markets Institute at Goldman Sachs.

Rebelo grew up in Portugal and now lives in Wilmette, IL with his wife, Maria, and his children, Tomas and Francisca. He and his family have fun writing "Salt of Portugal", a travel blog about Portugal.

Sergio Rebelo

NBER Profile: Christopher J. Ruhm

Christopher J. Ruhm is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs of Research on Health Economics, Health Care Policy, and Children. He is also Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia (UVA) and is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany.

Ruhm received his doctorate in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. Prior to joining UVA's faculty in 2010, he held positions at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Boston University, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brandeis University. During the 1996-7 academic year, Ruhm served as Senior Economist on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, where his main responsibilities were in the areas of health policy, aging, and labor market issues.

Ruhm is co-author of Turbulence in the American Workplace (published by Oxford University Press) and Time Out with Baby: The Case for Paid Parental Leave (which is to be published by Zero to Three). He is currently associate editor of the Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Population Economics, and International Journal of Information Security and Privacy and is a steering committee member of the Southeastern Health Economics Study Group. From 2009-11, he served as Vice President of the Southern Economic Association.

Ruhm lives with his artist wife, Maryanna Williams, and two children in a beautiful country home just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. In his spare time he enjoys biking, hiking, and taking on the almost impossible challenge of learning to play the piano as an adult.

Christopher J. Ruhm

NBER Profile: Ebonya Lia Washington

Ebonya Washington has been an NBER Faculty Research Fellow in the Programs on Political Economy and the Economics of Children since 2004. She is also the Henry Kohn Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University.

Washington received her BA with honors in Public Policy from Brown University in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2003. She was a Post-Doctoral Lecturer in MIT's Department of Economics in 2003-4. She joined Yale's Departments of Economics and Political Science as an Assistant Professor in 2004 and was promoted to Henry Kohn Assistant Professor in 2008, and to her current position in 2010. She was also a Visiting Scholar in Harvard University's Department of Economics in 2007-8.

Ebonya Lia Washington
 
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