Research Directors

 

Scott R. Baker

Stanford University

srbaker@stanford.edu | Website

Scott Ross Baker is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Stanford Department of Economics and is a Shultz Scholar and a Bradley Research Fellow. His research is concentrated on empirical labor and public economics, especially in the area of federal policy analysis and evaluation. He is currently engaged in a variety of empirical research projects regarding effects of policy uncertainty, immigration policy, federal contract distribution, as well as the effects of unemployment benefits on job search intensity. Scott was born and raised in San Diego, California and received B.A.'s in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007.

Nick Bloom

Stanford University

nbloom@stanford.edu | Website

Nick Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research interests are investigating the causes and consequences of economic uncertainty. He also works on understanding differences in management and organizational practices across firms and countries. He previously worked as a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a policy advisor at HM Treasury and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, with a MPhil from Oxford University, and a PhD from University College London.

Steven J. Davis

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

steve.davis@chicagobooth.edu | Website

Steven J. Davis is Deputy Dean of the Faculty and William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research interests include employment and wage behavior, worker mobility, job loss, the effects of labor market institutions, business dynamics, economic fluctuations, national economic performance, and public policy. He is a research associate with the NBER, an economic adviser to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and a senior adviser to the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. He is a former Editor and Coeditor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, published by the American Economic Association.

Research Team

 

Sophie Wang

Sophie is a Research Collaborator on the Policy Uncertainty project focusing on China. Xiaoxi (Sophie) Wang has a B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Wuhan University and an M.S. in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago. She currently works as a Research Assistant to Professors David Donaldson and Rick Hornbeck at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Kyle Kost

Kyle is a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. He is currently enrolled at Harvard University.

Eddie Dinh

Eddie is a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. He is currently enrolled at Stanford University.

Rebecca Sachs

Rebecca is a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. She is currently enrolled at Stanford University.

Sophie Biffar

Sophie is a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. She currently enrolled at UC Berkeley

Alexandra Lee

Alexandra is a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. She is currently enrolled at the University of Chicago.

Maranna Yoder

Maranna is a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. She is currently enrolled at the University of Chicago.

Lucy Duan

Lucy is a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. She is currently enrolled at the University of Chicago.

Devon Shiff

Devon was a research associate during Summer 2012. She joined us as a high school student.

Edina Lee

Edina was a research associate during Summer 2012. She joined us as a high school student.

Kristina Kolpakova

Kristina was a research associate during Summer 2012. She joined us as a high school student.

Sara Holston

Sara was a research associate during Summer 2012. She joined us as a high school student.

Megan Lu

Megan is a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. She is currently enrolled at Stanford University.

Andrea Clerici-Hermandinger

Andrea was a research associate during Summer 2012. She joined us as a high school student.

Federico Clerici-Hermandinger

Federico was a research associate during Summer 2012. He is currently enrolled at Boston College.

Ippei Shibata

Ippei was a research associate on the Policy Uncertainty project. He is currently enrolled at the University of Chicago.