Public Policy

Madeleine  Gelblum

Madeleine Gelblum

Ph.D. student in Public Policy
Inequality and Wealth Concentration Ph.D. Scholar

Madeleine Gelblum is a doctoral student in public policy with a focus on labor economics. Her research interests include the returns to higher education, gender wage gaps and the impact of technology on the labor market.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Madeleine worked as a research assistant for the Columbia Population Research Center and as a program coordinator for a New York City-based non-profit. She holds a BA in English (cum laude) from Yale University and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics.

Ariella Kahn-Lang

Ariella Kahn-Lang

Ph.D. student in Public Policy
Ariella Kahn-Lang is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.  Her research interests include the impact of immigration and immigrant legal statuses on the labor market and the impact of mass incarceration on the labor market.  She has also done some work looking into the impact of post secondary education on economic outcomes.
 
Ariella received her BA in economics and mathematics from Washington University in St Louis.  Prior to coming to Harvard she worked as an analyst at the Analysis Group.
Heidi  Liu

Heidi Liu

Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy
J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School

Heidi Liu is a doctoral student in Public Policy. Her interests are in the application of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics, and labor economics to law and public policy. She seeks to understand how to help individuals overcome both institutional and cognitive barriers towards their long-term goals, with an eye towards alleviating educational and gender disparities.

Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a research assistant for the book "Nudge" and worked as an analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic consulting firm.

She received her A.B. in economics from Harvard and is part of the coordinated J.D. /Ph.D. program at Harvard.

Felix Owusu

Felix Owusu

Ph.D. student in Public Policy
Inequality and Wealth Concentration Ph.D. Scholar

Felix Owusu is a doctoral student in Public Policy.  His research interests lie at the intersection of criminal justice and economic policy, with a particular focus on the labor market consequences of criminal sanctions for individuals and across social networks. 

Prior to attending Harvard University Felix worked as an economic consultant at Cornerstone Research and was involved in policy research at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Research, and UC Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.  Felix holds a BA in economics and political science from Williams College and an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.