Peter Q. Blair is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Clemson University. His research in economics falls into three categories: (1) labor market discrimination, (2) the economics of higher education, and (3) housing market segregation. The unifying theme across these primary research areas is the study of labor, higher education, and housing markets as engines of inequality. The goal of our research is first to document inequality in these institutional settings and then to understand the mechanisms driving inequality in order to propose and evaluate potential policy remedies. Blair earned his Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 2015.
For the 2018–2019 IRP Scholar-in-Residence Program he chose to visit the Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University.
Esra Kose is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Bucknell University. Her research has centered on the question: How do public investments influence children’s and their family’s well-being? She is also examining the long-term effects of the Head Start program. Research into these topics provides new insights into returns to public investments, which are policy-relevant. Kose earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 2017.
For the 2018–2019 IRP Scholar-in-Residence Program she chose to visit IRP.
Anita Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Risk and Insurance, Wisconsin School of Business, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research interests are within health, aging, and crime. A unifying theme in her work is a focus on poverty and vulnerable populations. University of California, Irvine. Mukherjee earned her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 2014.
For the 2018–2019 IRP Scholar-in-Residence Program she chose to visit the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute, UCI School of Social Sciences.
Analisa Packham is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Miami University. Her research is policy-motivated and addresses how policies aimed at low-income individuals can affect health, crime, and education. Packham earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University in 2016.
For the 2018–2019 IRP Scholar-in-Residence Program she chose to visit the Center for Poverty Research, University of California, Davis.
Victoria Perez is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Her research focuses on the implications of Medicaid design on household decision-making and racial disparities, as well as fraud-enforcement strategies. Perez earned her Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 2015.
For the 2018–2019 IRP Scholar-in-Residence Program she chose to visit Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan.