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Postdoctoral Fellows

Aging and Health Research

Supported by the National Institute on Aging and NBER

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Riley League, Duke University

Riley League is focusing on the role of administrative burdens in shaping the delivery, cost, and outcomes of health care in the United States.

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Parker Rogers, University of California, San Diego

Parker Rogers is analyzing how government healthcare regulations affect innovation and the affordability and quality of healthcare products and services.

Diversity in Economics

Supported by NBER

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Kadeem L. Noray, Harvard University

Kadeem Noray is studying the extent to which educational institutions and tech firms overlook talented individuals from under-represented groups, and how selection processes can be improved.

Economics of an Aging Workforce

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Allison T. Cole, MIT Sloan School of Management

Allison Cole is studying how firms make decisions about the design of employer-sponsored retirement plans and how these plans affect the career decisions of workers.

Infrastructure Economics

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Léa Bou Sleiman
, CREST-Ecole Polytechnique

Léa Bou Sleiman is focusing on the welfare effects of transportation policies that promote efficient infrastructure utilization, such as congestion pricing in urban areas. 

Long-Term Fiscal Policy

Supported by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation

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Ricardo Duque Gabriel, University of Bonn

Ricardo Filipe Duque Gabriel is studying the political costs of tightening fiscal policy and pursuing austerity measures. 

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Patrick J. Kennedy, University of California, Berkeley

Patrick Kennedy is focusing on the efficiency and equity implications of major US tax policies.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Economic Outcomes

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Jermaine Toney, Rutgers University

Jermaine Toney who received his PhD from the New School for Social Research and is an assistant professor (on leave for the fellowship year) at Rutgers University plans to analyze the impact of historic federal redlining and private racial restrictions in residential communities on the contemporary provision of mortgage credit.

Retirement and Disability Policy Research

Supported by the US Social  Security Administration

Roger Prudon
Roger Prudon, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute

Roger Prudon is examining the impact of inadequate provision of mental health treatment on later-life outcomes such as education, employment, and receipt of disability benefits. 

Transportation in the 21st Century

Supported by the US Department of  Transportation 

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Adam S. Harris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Adam Steven Harris is studying transportation economics, including the role of long-term relationships between shippers and carriers in the US trucking industry. 

Graduate Fellows

Aging and Health Research

Supported by the National Institute on Aging and NBER

Anthony Bald
Anthony Bald, Harvard University

Anthony Bald is studying the health and welfare of school-aged children and the supply of healthcare workers in historical perspective.

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Theodore L. Caputi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Theodore Caputi is studying behavioral aspects of public health, such as drug use, violence, and crime, and their effects on economic outcomes.

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Woojin Kim, University of California, Berkeley

Woojin Kim is examining the extent of political differences in medical practice across the United States and the impact of the increasingly polarized political climate.

Steven Lee
Steven Lee, Brown University

Steven Lee is studying behavioral factors that drive take-up of health care, including vaccines and alternative medicine.

Dean Li
Dean Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dean Li is studying the effects of outsourcing, technological change, and consolidation on healthcare labor markets and healthcare delivery.

Kelsey Moran
Kelsey Moran, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kelsey Moran is studying the factors influencing hospital provision of charity care as well as the effects of health information exchange on patients and organizations.

Ilana Salant
Ilana Salant, Harvard University

Ilana Salant is studying the economics of long-term and post-acute care, with a specific focus on home-based care.

Connie Xu
Connie Xu, Harvard University

Connie Xu is researching topics at the intersection of labor and health economics, with a focus on innovation, the healthcare and life sciences workforce, and the economics of science.

Behavioral Macroeconomics

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Michael Cai
Michael D. Cai, Northwestern University

Michael Cai is developing a semi-structural approach to estimating macroeconomic models, which accommodates wide classes of non-rational expectations.

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Mateo Velásquez-Giraldo, Johns Hopkins University

Mateo Velásquez-Giraldo is studying how survey measures of macroeconomic beliefs can help explain life-cycle consumption and portfolio decisions.

Matteo Saccarola
Matteo Saccarola, University of California, Berkeley

Matteo Saccarola is doing research on belief formation over inflation, exchange rates, and prices, using a combination of survey experiments and applied microeconomics.

Consumer Financial Management

Supported by the Institute of Consumer Money Management

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Benedict Guttman-Kenney, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Benedict Guttman-Kenney is researching how technological innovation unraveled US credit card information sharing.

Jing Xian Ng
Jing Xian Ng, University of Pennsylvania

Jing Xian Ng is using lenders’ requirements that borrowers purchase private mortgage insurance to study the determinants of household consumption and saving behavior.

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Charlie Rafkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Charlie Rafkin is researching the effects and design of transfer programs for low-income households, with a particular focus on assistance for households facing eviction.

Gender in the Economy

Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Savannah G. Noray, Harvard University

Savannah Noray is studying the determinants of female labor supply and women's occupation choices.

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Lindsey M. Uniat, Yale University

Lindsey Uniat is studying the macroeconomic implications of changes in female labor force participation in the United States during the latter half of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on technology adoption.

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Akanksha Vardani, Columbia University

Akanksha Vardani is studying how providing home coownership to women in India impacts their empowerment.

Retirement and Disability Policy Research

Supported by the US Social  Security Administration

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Marai Hayes, Harvard University

Marai Hayes is studying the effects of childhood health on later-life earnings and retirement wealth as well as the interaction between childhood health and racial disparities in wealth.

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Johnny Huynh, University of California, Los Angeles

Johnny Huynh is studying the impact of disability compensation on military veterans’ well-being.

Sarah Kotb
Sarah Kotb, Harvard University

Sarah Kotb is studying the design of public health insurance programs and its effects on welfare and public spending.

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Cesia Sanchez, University of California, Berkeley

Cesia Sanchez is investigating how economic shocks experienced by early-career workers affect the retirement decisions of their parents.