Past Research Speakers

Faculty Research Speaker Series

John Friedman

Professor of Economics, Brown University
The Economic Impacts of COVID-19: Evidence from a New Public Database Built Using Private Sector Data
Apr 28, 2023 12:00 PM

John N. Friedman is a Professor of Economics at Brown University, as well as a founding co-Director of Opportunity Insights. His studies the causes and consequences of inequality for kids, as well as policies to improve opportunity for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

John Sides

Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, Vanderbilt University
Apr 21, 2023, 10:30 AM

John Sides studies political behavior in American and comparative politics. He is an author of Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and The Battle for the Meaning of America, The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Election, and Campaigns and Election: Rules, Reality, Strategy, Choice. He has published articles in various scholarly journals, including the American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political ScienceBritish Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics. His current book project focuses on fiscal politics in the U.S.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Erdal Tekin

Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
Apr 14, 2023 12:00 PM

Erdal Tekin is an economist with primary research interests in the fields of health economics and demographic economics. Within these fields, the main theme of his research is the economic analysis of risky behaviors and the consequences of prenatal and postnatal conditions and risk factors on the short and long-term outcomes of individuals on a multitude of domains including health, human capital, labor market, and crime.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Antoine Banks

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Apr 07, 2023 12:00 PM

Antoine Banks is a professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He is also the associate chair and director of the Government and Politics Experimental Lab. His research interests include racial and ethnic politics, emotions, political psychology, and public opinion.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Mary Kroeger

Assistant Professor of Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill
Partisan Commenting: Evidence from State and Local Government Involvement in Federal Rulemaking
Mar 31, 2023, 12:00 PM

Mary Kroeger is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University, and holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research interests are in U.S. state politics, American political institutions, bureaucratic-legislative interactions, policy diffusion, and quantitative methods.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Wojciech Kopczuk

Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Accounting for Business Income in Measuring Top Income Shares: Integrated Accrual Approach Using Individual and Firm Data from Norway
March 24, 2023 12:00PM

Wojciech Kopczuk is a professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Department of Economics at Columbia University. Kopczuk's research focus is on issues related to tax policy and income and wealth inequality. 

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Erika Franklin Fowler

Professor of Government, Wesleyan University
Unveiling CREATIVE: Unpacking and Understanding Online Advertising Beyond Candidates
Mar 17, 2023, 12:00 pm

Erika Franklin Fowler is professor of government at Wesleyan University where she directs the Wesleyan Media Project (WMP), which tracks and analyzes political advertising in real-time and local television news across the country.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Bradley Hardy

Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Money Matters: Consumption Volatility Across the Income Distribution
Feb 10, 2023, 12:00 PM

Hardy is a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, a research fellow with the Institute for Economic Equity at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and a research affiliate of both the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty and the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research. His research interests lie within labor economics, with an emphasis on economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty policy, racial economic inequality, and socio-economic outcomes.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Jennifer Carson Marr

Assistant Professor, Management & Organization, Maryland Smith
Nov 18, 2022 12:00 PM

Jennifer Carson Marr is an Assistant Professor in the Management and Organization Department, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from London Business School.

Professor Marr's research examines the dynamics of status hierarchies and motivational goals.