NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
loading...

NBER Reporter: 2014 Number 2 Profiles

David Autor     Marianne Bertrand     Gordon Hanson     Emmanuel Saez     Wei Xiong    

NBER Profile: David Autor

David Autor is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Aging, Education, and Labor Studies, and a Professor of Economics at MIT. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Co-director of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, Associate Director of the NBER Disability Research Center, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He studies labor market impacts of technological change and globalization, earnings inequality, disability insurance and labor supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements. Autor has received an NSF Career Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics, and MIT's James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for excellence in teaching. He is also an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Autor earned a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 1999. Prior to graduate study, he spent three years directing computer skills education for economically disadvantaged children and adults in San Francisco and South Africa. Autor is the co-captain of the MIT Economics hockey team, which is reputed to be one of the most highly cited teams in the MIT intramural league.

David Autor

NBER Profile: Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Corporate Finance, Development Economics, and Labor Studies, and is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor, a Co-Director of Chicago Booth's Social Enterprise Initiative, a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University of Chicago's Collegium for Culture and Society, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She serves as co-editor of the American Economic Review.

Bertrand is an applied microeconomist whose research has been published widely. She has received several awards and honors, including the 2004 Elaine Bennett Research Prize, awarded by the American Economic Association to recognize and honor outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman at the beginning of her career, and the 2012 Society of Labor Economists’ Sherwin Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Born in Belgium, Bertrand received a bachelor's degree in economics from Belgium's Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1991, followed by a master's degree in econometrics from the same institution the next year. She moved to the United States in 1993 and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1998. She was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Princeton University for two years before joining Chicago Booth in 2000.

Marianne Bertrand

NBER Profile: Gordon Hanson

Gordon Hanson is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Development Economics and International Trade and Investment. He holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair of International Economic Relations at the University of California, San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and is a Professor of Economics in the university's Department of Economics.

Hanson earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Occidental College in 1986 and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1992. He joined the University of California, San Diego in 2001 and previously held faculty appointments at the University of Michigan and at the University of Texas.

Currently, Hanson is co-editor at the Review of Economics and Statistics. At the University of California, San Diego, he directs the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies and recently helped launch the Policy Design and Evaluation Lab. His ongoing projects addressing trade, immigration, and labor markets frequently take him to China and to Mexico.

Hanson grew up in Chang Mai, Thailand, and Fresno, California, and currently lives in Solana Beach, California with his wife, Caty, and daughters Thea (17) and Carlyn (14). His hobbies include skiing, water sports, and entertaining his three-year-old cattle dog.

Gordon Hanson

NBER Profile: Emmanuel Saez

Emmanuel Saez is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Public Economics and Economic Fluctuations and Growth, and a Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on tax policy and inequality both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Jointly with Thomas Piketty, he has constructed long-run historical series of income inequality in the United States that have been widely discussed in the public debate. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1999. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 2009 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010. He became an NBER Faculty Research Fellow in 1999, and has been a Research Associate since 2003.

Emmanuel Saez

NBER Profile: Wei Xiong

Wei Xiong is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on Asset Pricing, and a Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 2000. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from Duke University in 2001. Before that, he studied physics, receiving a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1995.

Xiong's research focuses on capital market frictions and behavioral finance. His recent work explores the financialization of commodity markets, belief distortions in the financial sector, and China's financial markets. In 2012, he received the Amundi Smith Breeden Award for best paper published in the Journal of Finance.

Xiong lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife Lin and their seven-year-old daughter Meiya and four-year-old son Yi-Tian.

Wei Xiong
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us