The Economist magazine has a listing of the eight up-and-coming economists. Below is a list of their names and some commentary if applicable.
- Amy Finkelstein. Dr. Finkelstein researches in the public and health economics fields. I have featured here work multiple times on this blog (see here, here, here, here and here).
- Jesse Shapiro. I met Dr. Shapiro at an IHS conference last spring and have been very impressed with his work. Some of Dr. Shapiro’s research findings include: harsher jail conditions do nothing to deter prisoners from reoffending and that preschoolers who watch television do better academically than children who don’t.
- Esther Duflo. Dr. Duflo is a well known development economist whose work involves randomized interventions. For instance, she found that giving away 1 kg of daal (lentils) when parents take their kids to be immunized greatly improved immunization rates compared to the control group not given the daal.
- Roland Fryer – Social Economics, the Economics of Affirmative Action/Racism.
- Raj Chetty – Public Economics, Taxation.
- Iván Werning – Macroeconomics.
- Xavier Gabaix – Behavioral Economics, Asset pricing.
- Marc Melitz – Trade Economics.