Our Research Team
Kijong Kim is a research associate in Gender Equality and the Economy program at Levy Economics Institute. His current research interests lie in distributional impact analyses of social and fiscal policies; social care investment; gender-oriented macro modeling; and econometric analysis of household and field surveys. The recent research includes a global projection of economic impact
Martín Cicowiez is Professor at Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina and Researcher at the University’s Center for Distributional, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS). He holds a PhD in Economics from Universidad Nacional de La Plata. He specializes in the application of Computable General Equilibrium models and microsimulations to the assessment of policies and
Professor Blecker teaches economics at American University. His research interests include international trade, open economy macroeconomics, global trade imbalances, economic integration in North America, the Mexican economy, the limits to export-led growth strategies in developing countries, and U.S. trade policy. His teaching fields include international economics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and political economy.
Jennifer serves as the Communications Assistant for the Care Work and the Economy Project. She holds a master’s degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University School of International Service in Washington, DC. Her specific research area is food and agriculture regarding industrialized supply chains. She also has conducted research on pesticide usage in
Pierre-Richard Agénor is the Hallsworth Professor at the University of Manchester. Prior to joining the University of Manchester, Professor Agénor was Lead Economist and Director of the Macroeconomics and Policy Assessment Skills Program, World Bank. Prior to that, he was an Economist and Senior Economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. During
Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also the inaugural Gerald R. Gill Assistant Professor of Race, Culture, and Society in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University. As a social epidemiologist and health services researcher, Dr. Agénor
Levi Altringer is a PhD Candidate in Economics at Colorado State University in Fort Collins where he also received a master’s degree in Economics. His research interests include stratification economics, the political economy of race and gender, social reproduction, applied microeconomics, and public economics. Recently he has been investigating the role of social reproduction in
Shirin Arslan serves as the Program Manager for the Care Work and the Economy Project. Previously, she managed the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) at American University’s Department of Economics, where she led the PGAE’s core projects and efforts to strengthen the program’s global partnerships and impact. She also served as a Graduate
Dr. Bairoliya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Bairoliya received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2015. Her research interests lie in analyzing demographic transitions and understanding the macroeconomic and welfare effects of
Elissa Braunstein is Professor of Economics at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, as well Editor for the journal Feminist Economics. Most recently she worked for 2.5 years as a Senior Economist and Head of the unit on Economic Cooperation and Integration Among Developing Countries at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).