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New Research Associates and Faculty Research Fellows for 2018

    The NBER Board of Directors appointed 58 research associates at its two meetings in 2018. New research associates (RAs), who must be tenured faculty members at North American colleges or universities, are recommended to the board by the directors of the NBER's 20 research programs. The program directors usually consult with a steering committee of leading scholars in the program. Forty-one of the 58 new research associates were previously faculty research fellows.
    Faculty research fellows (FRFs), who are appointed by the NBER president, also must hold primary academic appointments in North America. They also are recommended by program directors and their steering committees in the culmination of a highly competitive process that begins with a call for nominations in February. Candidates are evaluated based on their research records and their capacity to contribute to the NBER's activities. In 2018, 214 researchers were nominated for faculty research fellowships; 45 were selected.
    The 103 newly appointed RAs and FRFs are affiliated with 54 different colleges and universities, and completed graduate studies at 29 different institutions. At the close of 2018, there were 1,211 NBER research associates and 300 faculty research fellows.
    These are the newly appointed researchers, their universities, and their NBER program affiliations, with italics indicating research associates who previously were faculty research fellows:

Research Associates


Manuel Adelino Duke University Corporate Finance
Ufuk Akcigit University of Chicago Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Randall Akee University of California, Los Angeles Labor Studies
Isaiah Andrews Harvard University Labor Studies
Lorenzo Caliendo Yale University International Trade and Investment
Filipe Campante Johns Hopkins University Political Economy
David Cesarini New York University Aging
Jeffrey Clemens University of California, San Diego Public Economics
Olivier Coibion University of Texas at Austin Monetary Economics
Riccardo Colacito University of North Carolina International Finance and Macroeconomics
Lisa Cook Michigan State University Development of the American Economy
Benjamin Cowan Washington State University Health Economics
Mariano Max Croce University of North Carolina International Finance and Macroeconomics
Melissa Dell Harvard University Development of the American Economy
Klaus Desmet Southern Methodist University International Trade and Investment
Arindrajit Dube University of Massachusetts Labor Studies
Oeindrila Dube University of Chicago Development Economics
Keith Marzilli Ericson Boston University Health Care
Daniel Fetter Wellesley College Development of the American Economy
Chao Fu University of Wisconsin Labor Studies
Stefania Garetto Boston University International Trade and Investment
Stefano Giglio Yale University Asset Pricing
Joshua Gottlieb University of British Columbia Health Care
Garth Heutel Georgia State University Environmental and Energy Economics
Kelsey Jack University of California, Santa Barbara Environmental and Energy Economics
Matthew Jaremski Utah State University Development of the American Economy
Paul Joskow MIT Environmental and Energy Economics
Lisa Kahn University of Rochester Labor Studies
Daniel Keniston Yale University Development Economics
Anton Korinek University of Virginia International Finance and Macroeconomics
Brian Kovak Carnegie Mellon University International Trade and Investment
Amanda Kowalski University of Michigan Health Care
Camelia Kuhnen University of North Carolina Asset Pricing
Lars Lefgren Brigham Young University Economics of Education
Catherine Maclean Temple University Health Economics
Neale Mahoney University of Chicago Public Economics
Gerard Padró i Miquel Yale University Political Economy
Konstantin Milbradt Northwestern University Asset Pricing
Timothy Moore Purdue University Health Economics
Melinda Morrill North Carolina State University Aging
Suresh Naidu Columbia University Development of the American Economy
Volker Nocke University of California, Los Angeles Industrial Organization
Alexander Oettl Georgia Institute of Technology Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Amanda Pallais Harvard University Labor Studies
John Parman College of William and Mary Development of the American Economy
Nancy Qian Northwestern University Development Economics
Mar Reguant Northwestern University Industrial Organization
Kim J. Ruhl Pennsylvania State University International Finance and Macroeconomics
Lucie Schmidt Williams College Children
Ananth Seshadri University of Wisconsin Economic Fluctuations and Growth
Joseph Shapiro University of California, Berkeley Environmental and Energy Economics
Kelly Shue Yale University Corporate Finance
Stefanie Stantcheva Harvard University Public Economics
Reed Walker University of California, Berkeley Environmental and Energy Economics
Ali Yurukoglu Stanford University Industrial Organization
Basit Zafar Arizona State University Labor Studies
Owen Zidar Princeton University Public Economics
Fabrizio Zilibotti Yale University Economic Fluctuations and Growth

Faculty Research Fellows


Rodrigo Adão University of Chicago International Trade and Investment
Amanda Agan Rutgers University Labor Studies
Abby Alpert University of Pennsylvania Health Care
D. Mark Anderson Montana State University Health Economics
Christiane Baumeister University of Notre Dame Environmental and Energy Economics
Samuel Bazzi Boston University Development Economics
Michael Best Columbia University Public Economics
Anmol Bhandari University of Minnesota Economic Fluctuations and Growth
Barbara Biasi Yale University Economics of Education
Kamran Bilir University of Wisconsin International Trade and Investment
Peter Blair Clemson University Economics of Education
Corina Boar New York University Economic Fluctuations and Growth
Colleen Carey Cornell University Health Care
Christian Catalini MIT Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Laura Dague Texas A&M University Health Economics
Michael Darden George Washington University Health Economics
Rebecca Dizon-Ross University of Chicago Development Economics
Erik Gilje University of Pennsylvania Corporate Finance
Michela Giorcelli University of California, Los Angeles Development of the American Economy
Jacob Goldin Stanford University Public Economics
Benjamin Hébert Stanford University Asset Pricing
Peter Hull University of Chicago Labor Studies
Amir Jina University of Chicago Environmental and Energy Economics
Namrata Kala MIT Development Economics
Adam Kapor Princeton University Industrial Organization
Matthias Kehrig Duke University Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Thibaut Lamadon University of Chicago Labor Studies
Tim Landvoigt University of Pennsylvania Asset Pricing
Katherine Meckel University of California, Los Angeles Children
Simon Mongey University of Chicago Economic Fluctuations and Growth
Timothy Moore Purdue University Health Economics
Lindsay Page University of Pittsburgh Economics of Education
Christopher Palmer MIT Corporate Finance
Nicholas Papageorge Johns Hopkins University Aging
Fernando Parro Johns Hopkins University International Trade and Investment
Carolin Pflueger University of British Columbia Asset Pricing
Vincent Pons Harvard University Political Economy
Pablo Querubín New York University Political Economy
Julian Reif University of Illinois Health Care
Matthew Rognlie Northwestern University Monetary Economics
Bryce Steinberg Brown University Children
Claudia Steinwender MIT Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Margarita Tsoutsoura Cornell University Corporate Finance
Thomas Wollmann University of Chicago Industrial Organization
Ariell Zimran Vanderbilt University Development of the American Economy
 
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