Experts and Media Resources

A sampling of our experts by topic area

Economics of sexual orientation and same-sex marriage, Labor economics, Employment discrimination
Lee Badgett

M. V. Lee Badgett is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of same-sex marriage, and is interviewed frequently in media coverage of gay marriage efforts both domestically and internationally.

Climatology, Paleoclimatology, Global change, Arctic environments
Raymond Bradley

Co-author of the famous report on global warming that popularized the “hockey stick” temperature graph, Bradley found himself the target of climate change deniers and conspiracy theorists during the “Climategate controversy” of 2009..

Corporate bankruptcy, Mergers and acquisitions, Investments, Bank Management
Ben Branch

Branch has a background in corporate finance, financial institutions, futures markets, bankruptcies, strategic planning, and industrial organization.

Low-wage labor markets and the minimum wage, Fiscal policy and local multipliers, Health care reform and employer mandates, Political economy of conflict, Immigration and occupational change, Impact of unionization
Arindrajit Dube

Dube’s research focuses on labor economics, health economics, public finance, and political economy, particularly based around minimum wage policies, fiscal policy, income inequality, health reform and the economics of conflict.

The psychology of lying, The factors that promote academic success in college students
Robert Feldman

Feldman is one of America’s preeminent experts on lying, including self-presentation in adults and children, nonverbal behavior and verbal deception, how people lie strategically in social interactions, and the consequences of deception.

Gender economics, Family economics
Nancy Folbre

Folbre's research focuses on the interface between feminist theory and political economy, with a particular focus on the work of caring for others. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and she has consulted for the United Nations Human Development Office, the World Bank and other organizations.

Ongoing federal judicial confirmation battles, Obama's lower court judiciary, Politics of judicial selection and confirmation, Backgrounds and career paths of lower federal court judges, Politics of constitutional law and civil liberties
Sheldon Goldman

Goldman is one of the nation's top experts on the politics of judicial selection and confirmation, and is a frequent source for news media covering issues surrounding the judiciary.

Social stratification, Race and ethnicity, Gender, Family, Health disparities, Military
Jennifer Lundquist

Lundquist has conducted extensive research on various aspects of relationships, marriage and divorce, including the effects caused by race, ethnicity and gender.

Legal issues and labor relations in the sport industry, Sport law, Sports agencies
Lisa Masteralexis

Masteralexis's research and teaching interests are in sport law and labor relations in the sport industry. She is the lead editor of Principles and Practice of Sport Management, one of the most widely-used sports management text books in the country.

Middle Eastern and North African politics, Law and public policy, U.S. foreign policy, International and comparative law and politics, Human rights, Globalization theory
David Mednicoff

Mednicoff’s areas of expertise include Middle Eastern law and politics, international law, human rights, globalization studies and comparative public policy. He has appeared frequently on international television news broadcasts and in print coverage of Middle Eastern and North African issues.