Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) | Stone PhD Scholars Alex Albright (Economics) , Nicholas Short (Government & Social Policy), and Oren Danieli PhD'19 (Business Economics) have been selected to present papers at the eighth meeting of Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) at the Paris School of Economics, July 3-5, 2019.
Keynote speakers: Stefanie Stantcheva of Harvard University, Marianne Bertrand of University of Chicago, and Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics.
ABA Journal | Coverage of forthcoming article by Stone PhD Scholar Brian Libgober, PhD '18, "Getting a Lawyer While Black: A Field Experiment." Brian earned his AM in Statistics and PhD in Government from Harvard University, and his JD from the University of Michigan. He is now a postdoctoral associate and lecturer in political science at Yale University, 2018-2020.
Awardee | Ann Owens, PhD'12 in Sociology & Social Policy, has been named one of four new William T. Grant Scholars. The program supports promising early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences with five-year research awards designed to expand their expertise into new disciplines, methods, and content areas. Owens is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Management at the University of Southern California, and Associate Director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation at the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Owens's research as a William T. Grant Scholar will focus on programs and policies to help low-income families with children move to higher opportunity neighborhoods, as well as the potential promise of place-based opportunity (PBO) models that provide affordable housing in specific neighborhoods.
Awardee | Alexandra Roulet, PhD'17 in Economics, is a recipient of the French Economic Association best book prize for Améliorer les appariements sur le marché du travail, published by Presses de Sciences Po in October 2018. The book seeks "to explain why there are over 3 millions unemployed in France and yet 300 000 unfilled vacancies each year, and what are potential remedies to this mismatch between labor supply and labor demand." Roulet is now an Assistant Professor of Economics at INSEAD.
TedxCambridge | Anthony Abraham Jack, PhD '16, delivered a TEDxCambridge talk at the Boston Opera House [video available soon]. Jack is a Junior Fellow with the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds the Shutzer Assistant Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He is the author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students (Harvard University Press, 2019).
Harvard Gazette | Harvard Kennedy School has named David Deming as the faculty director of the School’s Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. Deming serves as a professor of public policy at the Kennedy School and a professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Harvard Gazette | Lead Summit at Harvard: Revolutionary Discoveries in Lead Pollution and Health Impacts. Speakers included Jessica Wolpaw Reyes PhD'02, Professor of Economics at Amherst College and chair of the Massachusetts Governor's Advisory Commitee for the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Awardee | David J. Deming, a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and professor of education and economics at Harvard Graduate School of Education, has been selected to receive the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize from the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM).
Deming is the 19th winner of the award, which recognizes young professionals under the age of 40 who have made distinguished contributions to the field of public policy. Deming, who now directs the Inequality & Social Policy program, is former Inequality & Social Policy doctoral fellow who received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2010.