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Christopher Carpenter

Christopher "Kitt" Carpenter is the E. Bronson Ingram Chair and Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University, where he also holds courtesy appointments in the schools of law and medicine. His research focuses on the effects of public policies on health and family outcomes. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2005.

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Amy Finkelstein is the John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the co-founder and Co-Scientific Director of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab-North America.  Her research interests focus on public finance and health economics, particularly market failures and government intervention in insurance and health care markets. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2001.

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