Economics

Wei Huang

Wei Huang

PhD in Economics, 2016.
President's Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore.


NBER Post-Doctoral Fellow on the Economics of an Aging Workforce, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016-2017.

Simon Jaeger

Simon Jäger

PhD in Economics, 2016.
Silverman (1968) Family Career Development Assistant Professor of Economics, MIT.


Postdoctoral researcher, Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq), University of Bonn, 2016-2017.

W.E. Upjohn Institute Early Career Research Award, 2020.

Winner of the W.E. Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award for best dissertation in employment research, 2016.

Adam Looney

Adam Looney

PhD in Economics, 2004.
Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Director of the Center on Regulation and Markets, The Brookings Institution.


Visiting Professor of Finance, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, 2019-2020. 
Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics, Brown University, 2017.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis, U.S. Treasury, 2014-2017.
Senior Fellow in Economics, The Brookings Institution, 2010-2013.
Policy Director, The Hamilton Project, 2010-2013.
Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, 2009-2010.
Economist, U.S. Federal Reserve Board, 2004-2010.

Joshua W. Mitchell

Joshua W. Mitchell

PhD in Economics, 2011.
Senior Economist, Welch Consulting.


Before joining Welch Consulting in 2018, Joshua Mitchell was a Senior Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau where his research made use of large administrative datasets to analyze survey data quality limitations and understand the implications for accurately measuring economic progress by age and gender.

Prior to joining Census, Dr. Mitchell was a Research Economist at the Urban Institute where he focused on labor market issues including long-term unemployment, earnings inequality, and job polarization.

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Alicia Sasser Modestino

PhD in Economics, 2001.
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics.
Director of Research, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.


The Brookings Institution, Non-resident Scholar, 2016-present.
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, Invited researcher, 2018-present.

Previously, Modestino was a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where she led numerous research projects on regional economic and policy issues.

Raven Molloy

Raven (Saks) Molloy

PhD in Economics, 2005.
Section Chief, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


Winner of the Edwin S. Mills Real Estate Economics Best Paper Award, American Real Estate and Urban Economics, Association, 2013.

Winner of the Arrow Prize for Best Paper by a Junior Economist, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2005.

Aurelie Ouss

Aurélie Ouss

PhD in Economics, 2013.
Jerry Lee Assistant Professor of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania.


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago Crime Lab, 2013-2017.

Winner of the first annual Economics of Crime prize at the 6th Economics of Crime Transatlantic Workshop at Bocconi University in Milan, 2014.

Matthew Resseger

Matthew Resseger

PhD in Economics, 2014.
Senior Economist, Boston Planning and Development Agency
Adjunct Professor in City Planning and Urban Affairs, Boston University
Jonah Rockoff

Jonah Rockoff

PhD in Economics, 2004.
Senior Vice Dean for Curriculum and Programs, Columbia Business School.
Armand G. Erpf Professor of Business, Columbia Business School.


George S. Eccles Research Award in Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, 2016.

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Columbia Business School, 2015.