Meet The Team
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
Nicolas Xuan-Yi Zhang
Graduate student in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society, and at MIT CSAIL.
More at: nicolasxyz.github.io/portfolio
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