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New Faculty Members

The department is thrilled to introduce the newest members of our faculty. 

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C. Kirabo Jackson (Labor Economics)

Professor Jackson’s research focuses on several important aspects of education policy, including the importance of public school funding on student outcomes through adulthood, how best to measure the effectiveness of schools and teachers, how teacher labor markets function, and how parents choose schools for their children. His work has been published in leading outlets such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies and the American Economic Review: Insights. He previously served as co-editor at the Journal of Human Resources and is currently a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. In 2020, he was elected to the National Academy of Education and was awarded the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize for contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). In 2022 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors the excellence and leadership of exceptional people from all disciplines and practices.


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.

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Diego Känzig (Macroeconomics)

Professor Känzig’s research is in macroeconomics with a focus on climate change and inequality. In his work, he studies the role of energy and climate change for economic fluctuations and how economic inequality matters for the transmission of macroeconomic shocks and policies. His research highlights that climate change and inequality also have important business cycle implications, above and beyond the significant long-run effects.


Maxim Sinitsyn (Industrial Organization)

Professor Sinitsyn’s main research interests are in the area of product pricing. He worked on price promotions, investigating how firms should coordinate promotions of related products. He also studied the effects of firms planning promotions in advance. Recently, Sinitsyn has been examining how different types of technology licensing payments affect the market outcomes when a licensee sells a product line.