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NBER Reporter: 2013 Number 2 Profiles


NBER Profile: Mario Crucini

Mario Crucini is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on International Finance and Macroeconomics. He is also a Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and Director of the Center for International Price Research there.

Crucini received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester and an Honors B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He has held faculty appointments at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; the Ohio State University; the Stern School of Business, New York University; and the Melbourne Business School.

Crucini's research focuses on international business cycle transmission, microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects of international price determination, and the role of commercial policy during the Great Depression. He serves as co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics and Associate Editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics. He is also President of the International Economics and Finance Society.

Crucini lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife, Jill, and their twin boys, Gabriel and Christopher. The family enjoys travelling the world together, meeting new friends, and learning first-hand about history, culture, and language. Fall break, though, is always spent at a relaxing cabin in the Smoky Mountains!

Mario Crucini

NBER Profile: Pascaline Dupas

Pascaline Dupas is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Children and Development Economics. She is also an assistant professor of Economics at Stanford University. Previously she held appointments at Dartmouth College and at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a development economist studying the determinants of and returns to human capital accumulation (health and education) and technology adoption among self-employed households in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dupas studied at the Ecole Normale Sup√©rieure and completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the Ecole des Hautes √Čtudes and Sciences Sociales in Paris in 2006. She is also a Fellow of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and an affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, the Center for Effective Global Action, and Innovations for Poverty Action. Dupas currently holds an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and was recently awarded an NSF CAREER grant.

Dupas lives in Palo Alto with her husband, Kudzai, and their 2-year old daughter Naomi.

Pascaline Dupas

NBER Profile: Matthew Gentzkow

Matthew Gentzkow is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Industrial Organization and Political Economy and the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is also a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. He studies empirical industrial organization and political economy, with a specific focus on media industries.

Gentzkow attended Harvard University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1997, master's degree in 2002, and Ph.D. in 2004, all in Economics. He received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2009 and has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for research on media bias. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and Econometrica.

Matthew Gentzkow

NBER Profile: Charles I. (Chad) Jones

Chad Jones is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth and the STANCO 25 Professor of Economics at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1993 and his AB in Economics from Harvard University in 1989.

After teaching at Stanford from 1993-2001, Jones was a member of the economics faculty at the University of California, Berkeley from 2001 to 2008. He returned to Stanford in 2008.

Jones studies long-run economic growth, and in particular has examined the fundamental sources of growth in incomes over time and the reasons underlying the enormous differences in standards of living across countries. In recent years, he has focused on the economic causes behind the rise in health spending and longevity.

Jones is the author of two textbooks, Introduction to Economic Growth (2013, with Dietrich Vollrath) and Macroeconomics (2011). He has been honored as a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution, a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow.

Charles I. (Chad) Jones

NBER Profile: Jesse Shapiro

Jesse Shapiro is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Labor Studies, Industrial Organization, and Political Economy. He is also a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Shapiro attended Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in statistics in 2001, and a Ph.D. in economics in 2005.

Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty, he was the inaugural Becker Fellow at the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. He was also an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2011-12.

Shapiro is co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy, and an Associate Editor of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Shapiro lives in Chicago with his wife, Emily Oster -- who is also an economist at Chicago Booth and is a Faculty Research Fellow in the NBER's Labor Studies, Health Care, and Development Economics Programs -- and their daughter Penelope.

Jesse Shapiro
 
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