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Meet The Team

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Professor Robert M. Townsend

LEAD's Principal Investigator

Elizabeth & James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT

A theorist, macroeconomist, and development economist, Professor Townsend analyzes the role and impact of economic organization and financial systems through applied general equilibrium models, contract theory, and the use of micro data.

 

More at: robertmtownsend.net

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Nicolas Xuan-Yi Zhang

Graduate student in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society, and at MIT CSAIL.

 

More at: nicolasxyz.github.io/portfolio

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Andre Medeiros Sztutman

Job market candidate in the Economics Department with a focus on imperfect information issues, inequality, and financial inclusion.

 

For papers and more see:

andresztutman.com

 

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Daniel J. Aronoff

Research Scientist at MIT DCI with a PhD degree from MIT Economics, a past Vice-Chairman of the Board of Grand Valley State University in Michigan, author of two books on economics; The Financial Crisis Reconsidered and A Theory of Accumulation and Secular Stagnation,and writer for the Sceptical Market Observer, letter writer in the Financial Times newspaper.

 

More at: danieljaronoff.com

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MIT, Harvard and Wellesley students can apply for UROP (for undergrads) or for RA positions.

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