AEACGR: Committee Members

Kenneth Troske, University of Kentucky

Ken Troske.jpgDr. Kenneth R. Troske is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Outreach and the Richard H. and Janis W. Furst Endowed Chair in Economics in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, as well as a Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Dr. Troske served as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel whose task was to assess the existing condition of America’s financial markets and the regulatory system as well as to closely monitor the actions of the Treasury Department and financial institutions to determine if their actions are in the best interest of the American economy. He was also a member of the Commission of Evidence Based Policy, whose task is to try and increase access to administrative data in an effort to increase the influence of policy relevant research on public policy in the U.S., as well as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Lexington Business Advisory Council and the Bluegrass Workforce Innovation Board. His primary research areas are labor and human resource economics. Dr. Troske has authored a number of widely-known papers utilizing employer-employee matched data on topics such as education, productivity, technology, and discrimination. His most recent work has focused on evaluating various aspects of the Workforce Development System in the U.S. His papers have appeared in many leading journals in economics including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, and the American Economic Review. Dr. Troske received his Ph.D. in economics in 1992 from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1984

Joe Aldy, Harvard University

Joe AldyJoe Aldy is a Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a University Fellow at Resources for the Future, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and regulatory policy. Previously, he served as the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment at the Obama White House,  as a Fellow at Resources for the Future and he worked on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He also served as the Co-Director of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements and Co-Director of the International Energy Workshop before joining the Obama Administration. 

Karen Dynan, Harvard University

Karen DynanKaren Dynan is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. She served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2014 to 2017, leading analysis of economic conditions and development of policies to address the nation’s economic challenges. From 2009 to 2013, Dynan was Vice President and Co-director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Before that, she was on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board for 17 years, playing a leadership role in a number of areas, including macroeconomic forecasting, household finances, and the Fed’s response to the financial crisis. Dynan also served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers from 2003 to 2004 and as a visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in 1998. Dynan teaches in the Harvard Economics Department and at the Harvard Kennedy School; she is also currently a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Sherry Glied, New York University

Sherry GliedIn 2013, Sherry Glied was named Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1989-2013, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She was Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management from 1998-2009. On June 22, 2010, Glied was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served in that capacity from July 2010 through August 2012. She had previously served as Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1992-1993, under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. She has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and served as a member of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Glied’s principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy. She is co-editor, with Peter C. Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, published by the Oxford University Press in 2011.

Thomas Holmes, University of Minnesota

Thomas HolmesThomas J. Holmes is on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where he holds the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Economics. He is also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as past president of the Midwest Economics Association and the Urban Economics Association. In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society. Tom's research focuses on industrial organization and urban and regional economics.

Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago

Bruce MeyerBruce D. Meyer is the McCormick Foundation Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies He received his BA and MA in economics from Northwestern University in 1981 and his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a former editor or associate editor of the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Labor Economics. He is a member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee, was recently Chair of the Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, and served on the National Academy Panel on Redesigning the BLS Consumer Expenditure Surveys, and the Advisory Panel on Research Uses of Administrative Data of the Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research. He studies poverty and inequality, tax policy, the accuracy of household surveys, and government safety net programs such as unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, food stamps, and Medicaid.

Fiona M. Scott Morton, Yale University

Fiona M. Scott MortonFiona M. Scott Morton a Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management where she has been on the faculty since 1999.  Her area of academic research is empirical industrial organization, with a focus on empirical studies of competition in areas such as pricing, entry, and product differentiation. Her published articles range widely across industries, from magazines, to shipping, to pharmaceuticals to internet retailing, and is published in leading economics journals. From 2011-12 Professor Scott Morton served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she helped enforce the nation’s antitrust laws.  At Yale SOM she teaches courses in the area of competitive strategy. She served as Associate Dean from 2007-10 and in 2007 she won the School’s teaching award. She has served in an editing role on various academic economics journals, has won several research grants from the National Science Foundation, and is a Research Associate at NBER. Professor Scott Morton has a BA from Yale and a PhD from MIT, and previously taught at the Graduate Schools of Business at the University of Chicago and Stanford University. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences across the United States and Europe. Professor Scott Morton lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband and three children.

Jay Shambaugh, George Washington University

Jay ShambaughJay Shambaugh's area of research is macroeconomics and international economics. His work includes analysis of the interaction of exchange rate regimes with monetary policy, capital flows, and trade flows as well as studies of international reserves holdings, country balance sheet exchange rate exposure, the cross-country impact of fiscal policy, and the current crisis in the euro area. In addition to his book, Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era (MIT Press, 2009), Shambaugh has published in The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and other leading journals. Prior to joining the faculty at George Washington, Shambaugh taught at Georgetown and Dartmouth and served as first Senior Economist for International Economics and then Chief Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER and a visiting scholar at the IMF. Shambaugh received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, M.A. from the Fletcher School at Tufts, and B.A. from Yale University.

Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan

Betsey StevensonBetsey Stevenson is an associate professor of public policy at the Ford School, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. She is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, and serves on the board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association. Betsey recently completed a two-year term as an appointed member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She served as the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011. Stevenson is a labor economist whose research focuses on the impact of public policies on the labor market. Her research explores women's labor market experiences, the economic forces shaping the modern family, and the potential value of subjective well-being data for public policy.

Stephen Trejo, University of Texas, Austin

Stephen TrejoStephen Trejo is Professor of Economics, at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research program in Labor Studies, and Research Fellow, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor. And, in recognition for his service on National Academies of Sciences research panels (including studies on immigrant integration and on U.S. Hispanics) and review teams, he is a National Associate of the National Academies. His research focuses on public policy issues, including the labor market experiences of immigrants, and obstacles to the economic progress of minority groups.