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New Faculty 2021

The Northwestern Department of Economics is proud to introduce the newest members of our faculty. This year's hiring season produced a wealth of talented and diverse individuals who will undoubtedly go on to enrich and broaden the field of economics and our department as a whole. Please join us in making them feel welcome in the fall and keep an eye out for our summer '21 newsletter for more information.

Federico Bugni (Theoretical and Applied Econometrics)

Professor Bugni’s research interests are in theoretical econometrics, partial identification, inference, moment (in)equalities, missing data, and stochastic processes.

Ben Golub (Economic Theory)

Professor Golub’s research focuses on social and economic networks, particularly in models of social learning, local public goods, peer effects, and the formation of social capital.

Walker Hanlon (Economic History, Urban Economics)

Professor Hanlon’s research focuses on understanding how economies evolve over the long run using novel historical data. He is particularly interested in questions related to international trade, technological progress, cities and the environment.

Elisa Jácome (Applied Microeconomics)

Professor Jácome’s research is in Applied Microeconomics, labor and public economics, and she is especially interested in questions related to criminal justice, immigration, and economic mobility.

*Elisa will be starting fall 2022, after completing her postdoc at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Annie Liang (Economic Theory)

Professor Liang’s research focuses on economic theory (in particular, learning and information), and the application of machine learning methods for model building and evaluation.

Sidonia McKenzie (Labor Economics and Macroeconomics)

Much of Professor McKenzie’s research is related to the labor market outcomes of specific demographic groups such as immigrants and youths.

Silvia Vannutelli (Applied Microeconomics)

Professor Vannutelli’s research focuses on core topics in public, political and labor economics, that pertain to the collection of revenues and the allocation of government resources, the design of social insurance policies, and the role of institutions and political economy considerations in policy making.




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