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.

Asthma and chronic illnesses, Children’s health and the environment, Valuing health impacts, Hospital readmissions and Medicare reimbursements, Fishery management and over-fishing
Sylvia Brandt

Sylvia Brandt’s research focuses on two different areas where traditional economic theories have failed to solve difficult problems in the allocation of public goods: chronic illness and fisheries management.

Diabetes and exercise during pregnancy, Health disparities, Hispanic pregnant women
Lisa Chasan-Taber

Lisa Chasan-Taber (CHAY-son TAY-burr) is a reproductive epidemiologist and an internationally recognized expert on physical activity during pregnancy. She has spent the past 15 years actively leading national research teams in the conduct of lifestyle interventions among high-risk, ethnically diverse pregnant women.

The U.S. Supreme Court, Democratic nature of the judiciary, Judicial decision-making, Interest group litigation, Civil rights and liberties
Paul M. Collins Jr.

Paul Collins investigates the factors that shape the selection and decision-making process of U.S. Supreme Court justices and interest group litigation.

Implicit bias, stereotypes, social identity, Diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Social psychology
Nilanjana Dasgupta

Nilanjana Dasgupta (nil-ON-juh-nuh das-GOOP-tuh) studies implicit or unconscious bias. Her research spotlights how implicit bias influences people’s first impressions and behavior toward others, as well as how implicit stereotypes influence individuals’ own academic and professional choices.

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.

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