Professor Kahn is the Helen F. and Fred H. Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences and a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. Her research focuses on labor economics with interests in organizations and education. Her most recent work examines the impact of COVID-19 on the labor market. In other ongoing work, she evaluates public-private workforce development programs and whether they help to bridge the skills gap. In her previous work, she has examined how the Great Recession accelerated the adoption of labor-replacing technologies, exacerbating polarization of the U.S. economy. In previous work, she examined the consequences of graduating from college in an economic downturn, finding surprisingly long-lasting, negative wage effects. That paper won the award for the best paper published in Labour economics in 2010/11.
She was previously an associate professor of economics at Yale School of Management. From 2010 to 2011 Kahn served on President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers as the senior economist for labor and education policy. She has also been a visiting fellow at Brookings Institution and is currently a Research Associate at NBER and an IZA Research Fellow. She is currently on the executive board for the Society of Labor Economists. She holds an A.B. in economics from the University of Chicago (2003) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University (2008).
Professor Miklós-Thal holds a PhD in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics, France. Prior to joining the Simon School in 2009, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Miklós-Thal currently serves as a Co-Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization and as an Associate Editor of Management Science.
Professor Prager is an empirical economist whose research is in the industrial organization of health care markets and labor markets. Prior to joining the Simon School, Prager was at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
David Primo is an expert in American politics, campaign finance law, corporate political strategy, corporate social responsibility, and fiscal policy. He teaches courses in American politics, corporate political strategy, and innovation and global business. Primo is the author or co-author of four books, including the forthcoming "Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters" and the award-winning "Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions". Primo has published his research in leading journals such as the American Journal of Political Science and Strategic Management Journal, and his work has been supported by several organizations including the National Science Foundation.
Prior to joining the Simon School in 1997, Shaffer taught in the economics departments at Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind.) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.). He has held an appointment at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and he has been a visiting scholar in the marketing department at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In addition to his teaching and research duties at the Simon School, Shaffer has an appointment in the School of Management at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). He is also the founder of the Center for Pricing.