Research Groups

Behavioral/Experimental Economics

  • James Andreoni

    James Andreoni

    Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1986
    Professor
    Research Interests: Altruism, Charitable giving, Experimental economics, Decision making, Law and Economics

  • Vincent P. Crawford

    Vincent P. Crawford

    Ph.D., MIT, 1976
    Professor Emeritus & Research Professor
    Research Interests: Microeconomic theory, behavioral and experimental economics

  • Charles Sprenger

    Charles Sprenger

    Ph.D., UC San Diego, 2011
    Associate Professor

  • Isabel Trevino

    Isabel Trevino

    Ph.D., New York University, 2014
    Assistant Professor

Development Economics

  • Eli Berman

    Eli Berman

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 1993
    Professor & Chair, Department of Economics
    Research Interests: Labor Economics, Labor demand and technological change, Religion, Middle East, Terrorism and Insurgency, Fertility, Immigration, Language
  • Prashant Bharadwaj

    Prashant Bharadwaj

    Ph.D., Yale University, 2009
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Fertility and Labor Markets, Health Impacts of Air Pollution

  • Michael Callen

    Michael Callen

    Ph.D., UC San Diego, 2011
    Assistant Professor, Rady School of Management
    Research Interests: Development Economics, Political Economy, Experimental Economics

  • Roger Gordon

    Roger Gordon

    Ph.D., MIT, 1976
    Professor
    Research Interests: Taxes and corporate dividend policy, Choice of personal tax base, Taxes and development

  • Josh Graff Zivin

    Josh Graff Zivin

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998
    Professor
    Research Interests: Health economics, environmental economics, and international development, focusing on how uncertainty and heterogeneity affect both individual and societal decision-making.

  • Gordon Hanson

    Gordon Hanson

    Ph.D., MIT, 1992
    Professor
    Research Interests: International migration, Multinational enterprises, Labor market consequences of globalization

  • David Lagakos

    David Lagakos

    Ph.D., UC Los Angeles, 2008
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Conducts research at the intersection of macroeconomics and development

  • Marc Muendler

    Marc Muendler

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2002
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: International trade, Foreign investment and multinational enterprises, Productivity estimation, Information Economics

  • Karthik Muralidharan

    Karthik Muralidharan

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2007
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Development Economics, Human capital, Education and health in developing countries, Program evaluation, Field experiments

  • Paul Niehaus

    Paul Niehaus

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2009
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Economic issues in developing countries; social learning processes

  • Tommaso Porzio

    Tommaso Porzio

    Ph.D., Yale, 2016
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Human capital, Technology adoption, matching and organization of production, structural transformation and growth

  • James E. Rauch

    James E. Rauch

    Ph.D., Yale University, 1985
    Professor & Vice Chair of Graduate Studies
    Research Interests: International trade, Economic development, Business and social networks, Entrepreneurship

  • Craig McIntosh

    Craig McIntosh

    Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley, 2003
    Associate Professor, GPS

  • Krislert Samphantharak

    Krislert Samphantharak

    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
    Assistant Professor, GPS
    Research Interests: Household finance in developing economies, Corporate finance, Corporate governance, Business groups, Family business, Economic development of Southeast Asia

Econometrics

  • Brendan Beare

    Brendan Beare

    Ph.D., Yale University, 2007
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Time series econometrics, Weak dependence conditions

  • Richard T. Carson

    Richard T. Carson

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1985
    Professor
    Research Interests: Environmental valuation, Climate change, Environment and development, Fisheries

  • Graham Elliott

    Graham Elliott

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 1994
    Professor
    Research Interests: Econometrics

  • Robert F. Engle

    Robert F. Engle

    Ph.D., Cornell University, 1969
    Prof. Emeritus, Research Prof., & 2003 Nobelist
    Research Interests: time series econometrics, macroeconomics, energy markets, urban economies and emerging markets as well as the main financial asset classes: equities, currencies, fixed income and derivatives

  • James D. Hamilton

    James D. Hamilton

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1983
    Professor
    Research Interests: Monetary policy, Econometrics, Energy economics, Asset markets

  • Ivana Komunjer

    Ivana Komunjer

    Ph.D., HEC School of Management (Paris, France), 2002
    Professor
    Research Interests: Econometric theory, Microeconometrics, Financial econometrics

  • Andres Santos

    Andres Santos

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Nonparametric econometrics, estimation and testing

  • Yixiao Sun

    Yixiao Sun

    Ph.D., Yale University, 2002
    Professor
    Research Interests: Robust Inference for time series and panel data, Semiparametrics, Nonparametrics

  • Allan Timmermann

    Allan Timmermann

    Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1992
    Professor
    Research Interests: Predictability of stock returns, Forecasting methods, Structural breaks in time series, Performance evaluation for mutual funds and pension funds

  • Kaspar Wuthrich

    Kaspar Wuthrich

    Ph.D., University of Bern, 2015
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Theoretical and applied microeconometrics, policy evaluation, applied public and health economics

Environmental and Resource Economics

  • Eli Berman

    Eli Berman

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 1993
    Professor & Chair, Department of Economics
    Research Interests: Labor Economics, Labor demand and technological change, Religion, Middle East, Terrorism and Insurgency, Fertility, Immigration, Language

  • Richard T. Carson

    Richard T. Carson

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1985
    Professor
    Research Interests: Environmental valuation, Climate change, Environment and development, Fisheries

  • Josh Graff Zivin

    Josh Graff Zivin

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998
    Professor
    Research Interests: Health economics, environmental economics, and international development, focusing on how uncertainty and heterogeneity affect both individual and societal decision-making.

  • Theodore Groves

    Theodore Groves

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley,
    Professor Emeritus
    Research Interests: Environmental economics; Mechanism design; Public finance

  • Mark Jacobsen

    Mark Jacobsen

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Energy and environmental policy, fuel economy regulation, public goods

  • Joel Watson

    Joel Watson

    Ph.D., Stanford GSB, 1992
    Professor
    Research Interests: Economic Theory, in particular the analysis of contracts and institutions

  • Dale Squires

    Dale Squires

    Ph.D., Cornell University, 1984
    Affiliate: Adj Professor, NOAA Southwest Fisheries
    Research Interests: Squires specializes in resource economics, fisheries in particular.

  • Junjie Zhang

    Junjie Zhang

    Ph.D., Duke, 2008
    Associate Professor, GPS
    Research Interests: Environmental economics; natural resource economics; environmental policy

Finance

  • Robert F. Engle

    Robert F. Engle

    Ph.D., Cornell University, 1969
    Prof. Emeritus, Research Prof., & 2003 Nobelist
    Research Interests: time series econometrics, macroeconomics, energy markets, urban economies and emerging markets as well as the main financial asset classes: equities, currencies, fixed income and derivatives

  • Roger Gordon

    Roger Gordon

    Ph.D., MIT, 1976
    Professor
    Research Interests: Taxes and corporate dividend policy, Choice of personal tax base, Taxes and development

  • Ivana Komunjer

    Ivana Komunjer

    Ph.D., HEC School of Management (Paris, France), 2002
    Professor
    Research Interests: Econometric theory, Microeconometrics, Financial econometrics

  • Garey Ramey

    Garey Ramey

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 1987
    Professor
    Research Interests: Finance, Theory of Contracts

  • Ross Starr

    Ross Starr

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 1972
    Professor
    Research Interests: General equilibrium theory, Foundations of monetary theory, Non-convex economies, Liquidity of financial markets

  • Allan Timmermann

    Allan Timmermann

    Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1992
    Professor
    Research Interests: Predictability of stock returns, Forecasting methods, Structural breaks in time series, Performance evaluation for mutual funds and pension funds

  • Alexis Akira Toda

    Alexis Akira Toda

    Ph.D., Yale, 2013
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: General equilibrium theory with applications to finance and macroeconomics; default; risk-sharing; size distributions and power law

  • Isabel Trevino

    Isabel Trevino

    Ph.D., New York University, 2014
    Assistant Professor

  • Michelle White

    Michelle White

    Ph.D., Princeton University, 1973
    Professor

  • Joseph Engelberg

    Joseph Engelberg

    Ph.D. (Finance) , Northwestern University, 2009
    Associate Professor, Rady School of Management
    Research Interests: Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance Information Diffusion, Media, Networks

  • Krislert Samphantharak

    Krislert Samphantharak

    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
    Assistant Professor, GPS
    Research Interests: Household finance in developing economies, Corporate finance, Corporate governance, Business groups, Family business, Economic development of Southeast Asia

Health Economics

  • Prashant Bharadwaj

    Prashant Bharadwaj

    Ph.D., Yale University, 2009
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Fertility and Labor Markets, Health Impacts of Air Pollution

  • Jeffrey Clemens

    Jeffrey Clemens

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Social Insurance, Health Economics, Health Policy, and State and Local Government Finance

  • Itzik Fadlon

    Itzik Fadlon

    Ph.D., Harvard, 2015
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Public Finance, Health Economics, and Labor Economics

  • Melissa Famulari

    Melissa Famulari

    Ph.D., University of Washington, 1987
    LSOE, VC of Undergraduate Studies and Instruction
    Research Interests: Labor Economics, Health Economics, Health and the Labor Market

  • Roger Gordon

    Roger Gordon

    Ph.D., MIT, 1976
    Professor
    Research Interests: Taxes and corporate dividend policy, Choice of personal tax base, Taxes and development

  • Josh Graff Zivin

    Josh Graff Zivin

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998
    Professor
    Research Interests: Health economics, environmental economics, and international development, focusing on how uncertainty and heterogeneity affect both individual and societal decision-making.

  • Karthik Muralidharan

    Karthik Muralidharan

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2007
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Development Economics, Human capital, Education and health in developing countries, Program evaluation, Field experiments

Industrial Organization

  • Mark Jacobsen

    Mark Jacobsen

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Energy and environmental policy, fuel economy regulation, public goods

International Economics

  • Gordon Hanson

    Gordon Hanson

    Ph.D., MIT, 1992
    Professor
    Research Interests: International migration, Multinational enterprises, Labor market consequences of globalization

  • Marc Muendler

    Marc Muendler

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2002
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: International trade, Foreign investment and multinational enterprises, Productivity estimation, Information Economics

  • Natalia Ramondo

    Natalia Ramondo

    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2006
    Assistant Professor, GPS
    Research Interests: International trade with a particular emphasis on the behavior of multinational firms. She explores the determinants of multinational activities as well as their effects on the receiving countries. Recently, she has focused on the dynamic​ behavior of multinational firms. ​Her research blends theory, data, and quantitative methods.​

  • James E. Rauch

    James E. Rauch

    Ph.D., Yale University, 1985
    Professor & Vice Chair of Graduate Studies
    Research Interests: International trade, Economic development, Business and social networks, Entrepreneurship

  • Thomas Baranga

    Thomas Baranga

    Ph.D., Harvard, 2009
    Assistant Professor, GPS
    Research Interests: The effects of exchange rate regimes on international trade.

Labor Economics

  • Kate Antonovics

    Kate Antonovics

    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2000
    LSOE
    Research Interests: Race and gender discrimination, Income inequality, Wage growth, Employer learning

  • Eli Berman

    Eli Berman

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 1993
    Professor & Chair, Department of Economics
    Research Interests: Labor Economics, Labor demand and technological change, Religion, Middle East, Terrorism and Insurgency, Fertility, Immigration, Language

  • Julian R. Betts

    Julian R. Betts

    Ph.D., Queens University, 1990
    Professor
    Research Interests: Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Immigration, Technological Change

  • Prashant Bharadwaj

    Prashant Bharadwaj

    Ph.D., Yale University, 2009
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Fertility and Labor Markets, Health Impacts of Air Pollution

  • Gordon B. Dahl

    Gordon B. Dahl

    Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998
    Professor
    Research Interests: Labor economics and applied microeconomics

  • Melissa Famulari

    Melissa Famulari

    Ph.D., University of Washington, 1987
    LSOE, VC of Undergraduate Studies and Instruction
    Research Interests: Labor Economics, Health Economics, Health and the Labor Market

  • Gordon Hanson

    Gordon Hanson

    Ph.D., MIT, 1992
    Professor
    Research Interests: International migration, Multinational enterprises, Labor market consequences of globalization

  • Karthik Muralidharan

    Karthik Muralidharan

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2007
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Development Economics, Human capital, Education and health in developing countries, Program evaluation, Field experiments

  • Garey Ramey

    Garey Ramey

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 1987
    Professor
    Research Interests: Finance, Theory of Contracts

Law & Economics

  • Joel Watson

    Joel Watson

    Ph.D., Stanford GSB, 1992
    Professor
    Research Interests: Economic Theory, in particular the analysis of contracts and institutions

  • Michelle White

    Michelle White

    Ph.D., Princeton University, 1973
    Professor

  • Krislert Samphantharak

    Krislert Samphantharak

    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
    Assistant Professor, GPS
    Research Interests: Household finance in developing economies, Corporate finance, Corporate governance, Business groups, Family business, Economic development of Southeast Asia

Macroeconomics

  • Marjorie Flavin

    Marjorie Flavin

    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
    Professor Emeritus
    Research Interests: Macroeconomics, especially macro/housing, household consumption, portfolio allocation, and asset pricing

  • James D. Hamilton

    James D. Hamilton

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1983
    Professor
    Research Interests: Monetary policy, Econometrics, Energy economics, Asset markets

  • David Lagakos

    David Lagakos

    Ph.D., UC Los Angeles, 2008
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Conducts research at the intersection of macroeconomics and development

  • Marc Muendler

    Marc Muendler

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2002
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: International trade, Foreign investment and multinational enterprises, Productivity estimation, Information Economics

  • Tommaso Porzio

    Tommaso Porzio

    Ph.D., Yale, 2016
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Human capital, Technology adoption, matching and organization of production, structural transformation and growth
  • Valerie A. Ramey

    Valerie A. Ramey

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 1987
    Professor
    Research Interests: Trends in time use, Leisure, Home production, Government spending, Inventories

  • Ross Starr

    Ross Starr

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 1972
    Professor
    Research Interests: General equilibrium theory, Foundations of monetary theory, Non-convex economies, Liquidity of financial markets

  • Alexis Akira Toda

    Alexis Akira Toda

    Ph.D., Yale, 2013
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: General equilibrium theory with applications to finance and macroeconomics; default; risk-sharing; size distributions and power law

  • Johannes Wieland

    Johannes Wieland

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2013
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Financial Economics, Monetary Policy

Microeconomic Theory

  • Christopher P. Chambers

    Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2003
    Professor
    Research Interests: Design of mechanisms for resource allocation (fair allocation), Design of mechanisms for group decision making (social choice), Political economy, Decision theory, Game theory

  • Vincent P. Crawford

    Vincent P. Crawford

    Ph.D., MIT, 1976
    Professor Emeritus & Research Professor
    Research Interests: Microeconomic theory, behavioral and experimental economics

  • Simone Galperti

    Simone Galperti

    Ph.D., Northwestern, 2013
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Mechanisms design, contract theory, and behavioral economics

  • Roger Gordon

    Roger Gordon

    Ph.D., MIT, 1976
    Professor
    Research Interests: Taxes and corporate dividend policy, Choice of personal tax base, Taxes and development

  • Theodore Groves

    Theodore Groves

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley,
    Professor Emeritus
    Research Interests: Environmental economics; Mechanism design; Public finance

  • Mark J. Machina

    Mark J. Machina

    Ph.D., MIT, 1979
    Professor
    Research Interests: Choice under uncertainty, Alternative Models of risk preferences and beliefs

  • Joel Sobel

    Joel Sobel

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1978
    Professor
    Research Interests: Game theory, Information Economics

  • Ross Starr

    Ross Starr

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 1972
    Professor
    Research Interests: General equilibrium theory, Foundations of monetary theory, Non-convex economies, Liquidity of financial markets

  • Alexis Akira Toda

    Alexis Akira Toda

    Ph.D., Yale, 2013
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: General equilibrium theory with applications to finance and macroeconomics; default; risk-sharing; size distributions and power law

  • Isabel Trevino

    Isabel Trevino

    Ph.D., New York University, 2014
    Assistant Professor

  • Joel Watson

    Joel Watson

    Ph.D., Stanford GSB, 1992
    Professor
    Research Interests: Economic Theory, in particular the analysis of contracts and institutions

Public Economics

  • James Andreoni

    James Andreoni

    Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1986
    Professor
    Research Interests: Altruism, Charitable giving, Experimental economics, Decision making, Law and Economics

  • Richard T. Carson

    Richard T. Carson

    Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1985
    Professor
    Research Interests: Environmental valuation, Climate change, Environment and development, Fisheries
  • Jeffrey Clemens

    Jeffrey Clemens

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Social Insurance, Health Economics, Health Policy, and State and Local Government Finance

  • Julie Berry Cullen

    Julie Berry Cullen

    Ph.D., MIT, 1997
    Professor
    Research Interests: Economics of education, Social insurance, Fiscal federalism
  • Gordon Dahl

    Gordon Dahl

    Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998
    Professor
    Research Interests: Labor economics and applied microeconomics
  • Itzik Fadlon

    Itzik Fadlon

    Ph.D., Harvard, 2015
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Public Finance, Health Economics, and Labor Economics

  • Melissa Famulari

    Melissa Famulari

    Ph.D., University of Washington, 1987
    LSOE, VC of Undergraduate Studies and Instruction
    Research Interests: Labor Economics, Health Economics, Health and the Labor Market
  • Roger Gordon

    Roger Gordon

    Ph.D., MIT, 1997
    Professor
    Research Interests: Economics of education, Social insurance, Fiscal federalism

  • Karthik Muralidharan

    Karthik Muralidharan

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2007
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Development Economics, Human capital, Education and health in developing countries, Program evaluation, Field experiments

  • Michelle White

    Michelle White

    Ph.D., Princeton University, 1973
    Professor

  • Krislert Samphantharak

    Krislert Samphantharak

    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
    Assistant Professor, GPS
    Research Interests: Household finance in developing economies, Corporate finance, Corporate governance, Business groups, Family business, Economic development of Southeast Asia