My Economics Research Lab

Meet the members of my research group, including current graduate student advisees, undergraduate research assistants, other students on whose independent research projects or thesis committees I serve or with whom I work and former students. View background information on each of the students with whom I currently work, including his or her current projects and papers.

Note that almost all of my doctoral advisees conduct primary data collection and often experimental field research.

Current Lab Members

Nusrat Jimi

Economics PhD Candidate at SUNY Binghamton (6th Year). Using field experiments, Nusrat is working at the intersection of development economics, labor economics, and economics of education, with a particular focus on the effect of diversity in the classroom on educational outcomes in developing countries and the causes and consequences of female economic empowerment. Nusrat is currently collecting follow-up data for a field experiment in Bangladesh.  Nusrat Jimi
Alan Adelman Economics PhD Candidate, SUNY Binghamton (5th Year). Alan's research focuses on the economics of human development with a particular focus on the formation of non-cognitive skills during the life cycle and the effect of non-cognitive skills on labor market outcomes in developing countries. Alan Adelman
David Titus SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2020 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics). David is currently enrolled in the core Ph.D.-level courses in microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory. His research interests are in public finance and labor economics. In Fall 2020, David will enter the Ph.D. program in economics at Cornell University's Department of Economics David Titus
Shahadath Hossain Economics PhD Candidate, SUNY Binghamton (3rd Year). Research focus: South Asia, Causes of economic empowerment in South Asia.  Shahadath Hossain
Hongyi Duan Cornell University, Class of 2021 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics; undergraduate student). Hongyi's research interests are in financial economics.  Hongyi Duan

William "Billy" Lombardo

SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2022 (Majors in Mathematics and History; undergraduate student). Billy is currently is working on a research project examining the economic effects of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. At Binghamton, he is a member of the Scholars Program and has been active as a part of the program's student leadership. Billy is also a leader of Binghamton's undergraduate mathematics club and plays the violin for the student symphony orchestra. Billy Lombardo
Declan Levine SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2021 (Majors in Mathematics and Philosophy; undergraduate student). Declan Levine
Steve Yeh Cornell University, Class of 2021 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics, CS Minor). Steve Yeh
Charlotte Williams SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2022 (Major in Economics and Political Science, Global Studies minor). Charlotte is the current research manager of a randomized field experiment, which focuses on the role of information in the context of COVID-19. Charlotte is interested in global economic development and microcredit programs. Charlotte Williams

Former Lab Members

Matthew Bonci SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2019 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics); Current position: Pre-Doctoral Economics Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania & University of Zurich (Department of Economics) Matt Bonci
Dayne Feehan SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2019 (Majors in Economics, Korean Studies and Sociology); Dayne was a research assistant for two experimental projects, a lab experiment conducted in China and a vocational training field experiment in Nepal. Current position: Graduate Student at George Washington University Dayne Feehan
Dylan Saez SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2020 (Major in Economics). Dylan was a research manager of a randomized field experiment, which focused on the role of information in the context of COVID-19. Dylan's academic background is in psychology and behavioral economics & she studied abroad at the London School of Economics.  Dylan Saez
Matthew Slater SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2019 (Major in Financial Economics); Matthew was a research assistant for a field experiment (conducted in Tanzania), which examined how introducing a time delay into the execution of an investment plan influences individuals’ risk preferences. Current position: Analyst at iStar Inc. (NYSE:STAR), a publicly traded REIT Matthew Slater
Yonglin "Pauline" Liang SUNY Binghamton Class of 2017 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics); Pauline was a research manager between 2016-2018 for a randomized controlled trial examining how conditions of scarcity influence labor productivity and optimizing behavior. Current position: Pre-Doctoral Research Associate, NYU Stern School of Business. In Fall 2020, Pauline will enter the Ph.D. program in financial economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford University's Economics Department. She is also the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics. 
Pauline Liang
Joyce Kim SUNY Binghamton Class of 2017 (Majors in Economics & Global and International Affairs); Joyce was a research assistant in 2016 for a randomized controlled trial examining how conditions of scarcity influence labor productivity and optimizing behavior. Current position: Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow in Economics, Harvard University (Harvard Kennedy School). Joyce is currently a research assistant for Professor Marcella Alsan, whose research focuses on the relationship between health and socioeconomic disparities with an emphasis on infectious disease. Joyce Kim
Alexander Coulard SUNY Binghamton Class of 2016 (Major in Economics); Current position: Portfolio Manager, AB Bernstein Alex Coulard
Kevin Acker SUNY Binghamton Class of 2015 (Majors in Economics and China Studies); Current position: Graduate student, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Kevin Acker
Bernard Matungwa University of Dar es Salaam (Major in Political Science); Project manager for a randomized control trial in the Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) area conducted between 2011 and 2013 Bernard Matungwa