E4E draws on diverse voices, thinkers, and researchers across the University of Chicago to help everyone better understand how economics shapes the modern world.

John A. List

John A. List is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research includes over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and several published textbooks. Previous to The Voltage Effect, he co-authored the international best seller, The Why Axis, in 2013. His research focuses on combining field experiments with economic theory to deepen our understanding of the economic science. In the early 1990s, List pioneered field experiments as a methodology for testing behavioral theories and learning about behavioral principles that are shared across different domains. To obtain data for his field experiments, List has made use of several different markets, including charitable fundraising activities, the sports trading card industry, the ride-share industry, and the education sector, to highlight a few. This has led to collaborative work with several different schools and charities, as well as firms including: Lyft, Uber, United Airlines, Virgin Airlines, Humana, Sears, Kmart, Facebook, Google, General Motors, Tinder, Citadel, Walmart, and several non-profits. John was elected a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2015. List received the 2010 Kenneth Galbraith Award, the 2008 Arrow Prize for Senior Economists for his research in behavioral economics in the field, and was the 2012 Yrjo Jahnsson Lecture Prize recipient. He is a current Editor of the Journal of Political Economy.

Personal Website The Voltage Effect

Steve Levitt

Steve Levitt is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. He is the Co-Founder of The Center for Radical Innovation for Social Change (RISC) and he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. Steve co-authored Freakonomics, which spent over 2 years on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. SuperFreakonomics, released in 2009, includes brand new research on topics from terrorism to prostitution to global warming. Steve is also the co-author of the popular Freakonomics Blog.

Personal Website Freakonomics

Greg Kaplan

Greg Kaplan is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research spans macroeconomics, labor economics and applied microeconomics, with a focus on the distributional consequences of economic policies and economic forces. He has published extensively on the topics of inequality, risk sharing, unemployment, household formation, migration, fiscal policy and monetary policy. Greg is an Editor at the Journal of Political Economy, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is also an Economic Consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Richard Davies

Richard Davies is an economist and author. He is Executive Director of the Economics for Everyone initiative at the University of Chicago. He has been Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury, an economist and speechwriter at the Bank of England, and economics editor of The Economist. Richard's recent book, Extreme Economies won the Lonely Planet prize for debut travel writing. He wrote and edited The Economist’s most recent guide to economics, and his articles have featured in The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Guardian. Richard's research uses large-scale micro datasets to investigate macroeconomic puzzles, including pricing and inflation, productivity, and wages. He studied economics at Oxford, the London School of Economics and New York University.

Personal Website Extreme Economies

Angela Doku

Angela Doku is an applied microeconomist who specializes in environmental, development, and behavioural economics. She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, and is also affiliated with the John Mitchell Economics of Poverty Lab in Australia National University. Previously, Angela worked as an Economist at the ILO, and for organizations such as GIZ, DFID, and the Centre for the Study of African Economies. Angela completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Geneva; an MA in Economics at the University of Toronto; an MSc in Environment and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a BA Specialized Honors in Economics at York University.

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Min Sok Lee

Min Sok Lee is an Assistant Senior Instructional Professor in Economics in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, at the University of Chicago, teaching undergraduate courses in principles of microeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, behavioral and experimental economics. His primary research interests are behavioral/experimental economics, the economics of education (in particular, early childhood education) and pedagogy (what are the characteristics of highly successful pedagogies in economics courses in high school and college?). He also spent six years leading the Kenneth and Anne Griffin Foundation, developing and implementing their philanthropic vision with over $15 million in investments made in early childhood education and K-12 education working in partnership with researchers from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. Leveraging this experience, he consults with non-profit organizations and foundations. Min Sok Lee holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge (U.K.), and a Ph. D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

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