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Department of Economics

Seoul National University

Jungmin Lee is currently a professor in the Department of Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. He was previously an assistant professor at University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Florida International University and an associate professor at Sogang University.


Jungmin received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. His general research interests are in labor economics and applied microeconomics. He has published widely in top journals, including Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, RAND Journal of Economics, and Labour Economics.

Gordon Dahl


Department of Economics

University of California, San Diego

Gordon B. Dahl is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He is also an Affiliated Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics, the Area Director for Labor Economics for the CESifo Research Network, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Professor at the ifo Institute, a CESifo Research Fellow, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Research Fellow of the IZA Institute for the Study of Labor, and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. He previously was a faculty member at the University of Rochester and has held visiting positions at UC Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Copenhagen, University of Stockholm, University College London, Norwegian School of Economics, and CESifo Munich. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1998 and his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1993.


Dahl's research interests are in labor economics and applied microeconomics, including a wide set of issues that range from how income affects child achievement, to peer effects among coworkers and family members, to the impact of incarceration on recidivism and employment, to intergenerational links in welfare use. His articles have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.




Department of Economics

Rice University

Flávio Cunha is the Ervin K. Zingler Chair of Economics at Rice University. As the Faculty Director of the Texas Policy Lab (TPL), he spearheads an interdisciplinary team comprising 24 economists, epidemiologists, data scientists, and students dedicated to impactful social science research. Specializing in labor economics, Dr. Cunha's research studies human capital formation in early childhood and adolescence and its role in shaping labor market inequalities. His distinguished contributions to the field have earned him notable accolades, including the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal in 2014 and the Dennis Aigner Award from the Journal of Econometrics in 2023. Dr. Cunha's academic journey began with an M.S. in Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, culminating in a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Naijia Guo

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

University of Hong Kong

Naijia Guo is currently an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and a B.A. in finance from Peking University in 2009. Prior to joining HKU, Naijia worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her primary research fields are labor economics and family economics, and she specializes in structural labor. Naijia’s research covers a wide range of topics, including education, wages, unemployment, migration, and intra-household decisions. Her papers have been published in the International Economic Review, the Economic Journal, Quantitative Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Journal of Comparative Economics. She has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Economic Behaviors & Organization.



Department of Economics

University of Technology Sydney

Adeline Delavande specializes in various fields in Applied Economics and Econometrics, including Development Economics, Health Economics, Education Economics and Labour Economics. Her research focuses on understanding how people’s subjective beliefs and expectations about future events shape their current decisions in health, labour markets and education space. She has made major contributions to survey methodology for elicitation of such beliefs from individuals, and to economic analysis of the impact of these beliefs on people’s behavior.


Adeline has published extensively in top international journals in economics, including Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Applied Econometrics, as well in top general interest journals and in top fields of journals of other disciplines: Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, Demography, Public Opinion Quarterly, and The New England Journal of Medicine.


Adeline is currently a professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business and Economics and at the University of Technology Sydney. She is also an International Co-Investigator of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social from the University of Essex (Misoc), a Research Affiliate of the Population Studies Center - University of Pennsylvania, and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Finally, she is an elected council member of the European Society for Population Economics (2017-present) and an elected Executive Board member of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (2022 – present).


Mitchell Hoffman

Richard F. Aster Jr. Professor of Economics

Department of Economics

University of California, Santa Barbara

Mitchell Hoffman studies the determinants of workplace productivity, working at the intersection of labor economics, personnel & organizational economics, and behavioral economics. He is particularly interested in questions related to hiring, both in terms of firm performance and in terms of consequences for workers and society. Hoffman is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is the Director for the Personnel Economics working group. He is Richard F. Aster Jr. Professor of Economics at UC Santa Barbara and a Professor of Strategic Management at University of Toronto (currently on leave). He received his BA from Yale and his PhD from UC Berkeley.

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