Applied Microeconomics - Applied econometrics

Scott J. Adams Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Adams received his PhD from the Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scranton.  He works on a number of different policy-related topics in labor economics and health economics, including public smoking bans, employer-provided health insurance, and minimum wage legislation.  His work has been published in the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics, among other outlets.  He served as a Senior Economist for education, labor and welfare with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers under both Presidents Bush and Obama.

Discipline: Economics
		

Michael L. Anderson Ph.D.

Cohort 13 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Anderson received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Swarthmore College.  His research interests focus on the areas of health economics, environmental economics, and applied econometrics.  His recent work includes papers on the relationship between fast-food and obesity, the effects of health insurance on utilization of health care, and optimal policies in the context of traffic safety.

Discipline: Economics
		

Brigham R. Frandsen Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Harvard Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Brigham Young University , Provo, UT

Dr. Frandsen received a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. His research focuses on the causal effect of interventions and institutions on the distribution of individual outcomes in health care, education, and labor markets, and on developing the econometric tools to identify and estimate these effects. Some current projects include a study of the political economy of union wage setting and its effect on the distribution of earnings, and the effect of fragmentation in health care on the distribution of patient outcomes.

Discipline: Economics
		

Darrick C. Hamilton Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Yale Alumni List
Associate Professor, Economics and Urban Policy, The Milano School of International Affairs and Urban Policy
Director of Public and Urban Policy Doctoral Programs
The New School, New York, NY

Dr. Hamilton received his PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1999. He is a faculty research fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School, the president-elect of the National Economic Association (NEA), an associate director of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics Program, serving on the Board of Overseers for the General Social Survey (GSS), the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Social Observatories Coordinating Network (SOCN), the National Academies of Sciences standing committee on Future of Major NSF-Funded Social Science Surveys, senior research associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, and co-principal investigator of the National Asset Scorecard in Communities of Color Project (NASCC).

Professor Hamilton is a stratification economist, whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes.  He has authored numerous scholarly articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, homeownership, health (including mental health), and labor market outcomes.

He has written many articles/opinion-editorials, which include the translation of his research findings from academic journals to popular press publication, examples include the Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThe American Prospect, the Christian Science MonitorDissent Magazine, The New York TimesThe Huffington Post and the Washington Post. He has been cited quoted and has made many media appearances to debate social topics, discuss my research and offer insights on social policy in print and broadcast media outlets.   Finally, he has provided consultation to numerous government and not-for-profit organizations including AFL-CIO, American Human Development Project, Center for American Progress, Black Equity Alliance, CFED, Center for Social Development, Congressional Black Caucus, Council of Economic Advisors-The White House, Demos, Economic Policy Institute, Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Food Bank of New York City, Insight: Center for Community and Economic Development, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, National Urban League, PolicyLink, SEIU, and U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Discipline: Economics
		

Kurt J. Lavetti Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Dr. Lavetti received a PhD in Economics from Cornell University in 2011. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). His research in labor and health economics, focuses on empirical estimation of compensating wage differentials, the determinants of job mobility and impacts of non-competition contracts, physician labor markets and organizations, and health insurance. He currently has several articles under review.

Discipline: Economics
		

Douglas L. Miller Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Miller received his PhD (Economics) and MA (Economics) both from Princeton University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from UC Santa Cruz. He is a micro-economist, with research interests in social policy.  Dr. Miller is especially interested in policies that impact demographically and economically vulnerable populations.  He is also interested in the relationship between the economic environment and health outcomes.  Dr. Miller's research works to build and expand the econometric toolkit used to answer social science and public policy questions. Before joining PAM, I was a member of the Economics Department at UC Davis from 2002-2016.

Discipline: Economics
		

John R. Moran Ph.D.

Cohort 4 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Dr. Moran received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursinus College. His research interests are the economic impact of cancer; health insurance; the health and medical care utilization of the elderly. Selected co-publications are: (forthcoming). “Effects of hospital type and distance on lymph node assessment for colon cancer among metropolitan and non-metropolitan patients in Appalachia.” Medical Care Research and Review and “Does cancer reduce labor market entry? Evidence for prime-age females.” Medical Care Research and Review, 71, 224-241. (2014).

Discipline: Economics
		

Anne Morrison Piehl Ph.D.

Cohort 4 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Economics
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Piehl received her PhD in Economics from Princeton University and her AB in Economics from Harvard University. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She conducts research on the economics of crime and criminal justice, including sentencing and incarceration, homicide and other crimes, and the connections between immigration and crime.  Her research has been published in journals across several fields, including economics, law, population, and criminology. She is co-author, with Bert Useem, of Prison State: The Challenge of Mass Incarceration. Piehl is serving on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and just concluded service on an ad-hoc panel that recently released the report of its work, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States.  Piehl has testified before the United States Sentencing Commission and the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Immigration as well as work in Massachusetts and New Jersey on state corrections policy concerns.

Discipline: Economics
		

M. Marit Rehavi Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Rehavi received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research explores the factors that influence expert decisions and use of discretion in medicine, politics and law. She has also studied the effects of politician identity (specifically gender and party affiliation) on fiscal policy and government priorities.
 

Discipline: Economics
		

Bhaven N. Sampat Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University, New York, NY

Dr. Sampat received all three of his degrees PhD, MA and BA (all in Economics) from Columbia University. Dr. Sampat's research focuses on issues at the intersection of health policy and innovation policy. My current work includes (1) various empirical studies of drug and life science patent policy in the U.S. and developing countries (2) evaluating the validity of different approaches to measure science, innovation and science-technology linkages (3) examining whether and when science is self-correcting (4) assessing the impact of federal indirect cost recovery policy on the biomedical research enterprise. His previous work includes research on the political economy of the the NIH, patent examination and patent quality, and the roles of academic patenting in university-industry technology transfer.

Discipline: Economics