Trevon Logan

Dr. Trevon Logan is a professor of economics and the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. As an expert in economic demography, economic history and applied microeconomics, Logan can provide insight on the racial disparities of the economic impact of the coronavirus and how the lapse in federal unemployment benefits is affecting the economy.

Logan’s economic history research looks into how the human standard of living has changed over time. He’s currently focused on historical health patterns, racial discrimination, political economy, mortality, morbidity, and racial disparities in health.

His economic demography research has covered everything from dowries in South Asia to the economic, social and health impacts of male sex work. Outside of his two larger areas of focus, Logan has also researched the economics of sports betting and college football polls.

Logan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to receive two master’s degrees demography and economics and his doctoral degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Location: Columbus, OH

Expertise Field: Economic history and demography, health economics, microeconomics

Contact information:

Email: logan.155@osu.edu 

Twitter: @TrevonDLogan

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Last updated August 10, 2020

Azzeddine Azzam

Azzeddine Azzam is a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Azzam has worked in the field for about 34 years, and his teaching and research interests include microeconomics and agricultural and natural resource economies.

The Washington Post reported about Azzam’s research on how Americans could lose weight by switching to diets common in other countries. He was also quoted by the Norfolk Daily News in 2018 on the Trump administration’s trade policies. He has written about topics such as how a greenhouse gas tax would affect the price of a burger for the industry publication Beef Magazine.

Azzam previously taught as a Fulbright scholar at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and as a teaching fellow at Harvard University. He chaired the economics department at the University of Dubai, and served as senior economic adviser at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He founded the Center for Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, as well as the Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, where he is also an editor.

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Location: Lincoln, Neb. 

Expertise: Microeconomics, industrial organization, agriculture, livestock

Contact information: 

Phone: 402- 472-5326 (o)

Email: aazzam1@unl.edu

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Last updated: May 11, 2020

Una Osili

Una Osili is a professor of philanthropy and economics at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is also the associate dean of the school’s research and international programs. 

In 2017, Osili testified before the Senate foreign relations committee on the role of philanthropy and remittances in foreign aid. She discussed how philanthropy has increasingly become globalized, and how philanthropic investments have backed research and education sectors in developing countries. 

Osili also oversees:

-Research at Giving USA, an annual report on the state of charitable giving in the nation.

-The Global Philanthropy Indices, which map global charitable giving for more than 79 economies.

She founded Generosity for Life at the philanthropy school, which visualizes and maps the donations of 9,000 households in America. 

Osili has talked philanthropic advising with the New York Times, declining charitable donations with Marketplace, and nonprofit giving after natural disasters with Fast Company

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Areas of expertise: International and national philanthropy, tax policy and charitable giving, national and global economics, immigrant remittances, crowdfunding, diversity 

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana 

Contact Information: 

Phone: 317-716-7892

Email: uosili@iupui.edu

IU press contact: Adriene Davis Kalugyer

adrldavi@iupui.edu, 317-278-8972 (o), 317-459-7041 (c)

Twitter: @UOsili

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Last updated: Feb. 24, 2020

Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath is a Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, and has been named one of the top 25 economists under 45 by the International Monetary Fund. Her expertise is in International Finance and Macroeconomics. Gopinath is co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve bank of Boston,  member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala state (India), a co-editor at the American Economic Review, co-editor of the current Handbook of International Economics and was managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies.

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Professor, Economics and International Finance

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Economic Policy, International Finance, Pricing and Inflation, Currency Exchange

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Contact Info

Email: gopinath@harvard.edu and copy her assistant cgomez@fas.harvard.edu

Phone: (781) 325-2025

 

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Janelle Jones

Janelle Jones is an Economic Analyst at the Economic Policy Institute. Her research focuses on labor market topics around race, ethnicity, and the economy. She was previously a research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, where she worked on unemployment, job quality, the economics of racial inequality, and unions. Her research has been cited in the New Yorker, The Economist, The Washington Post, and Harper’s.

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Areas of Expertise: Economic Policy, Race and Economy, Economic Inequality, Unemployment, Job Quality, Unions

Location: Washington, DC

Contact information: 

Email (preferred): news@epi.org

Phone: (202) 775-8810

 

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David C. Kang

David C. Kang is a professor of International Relations and Business at the University of Southern California. He is also the director of both the USC Korean Studies Institute and the USC Center for International Studies. Kang is broadly interested in the international relations of Asia, with his research exploring questions of economic development, security relations in the region, and the historical basis of contemporary relations. His latest book is American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the 21st Century (Cambridge, 2017).

Kang is a regular consultant for U.S. government agencies and the military for his regional expertise. He has also written opinion pieces in several publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he has appeared regularly in media such as CNN, WNYC, and NPR.

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Professor of International Relations and Business, University of Southern California 

Areas of Expertise: International Relations of Asia, Economic Development, Security Relations of Asia, North Korea

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:
Email: kangdc@usc.edu

You can also contact Kang’s assistant, Sarah Shear.
Phone: (213) 740-4059

As Heard On PBS News Hour: “Will South Korea’s new president change course with North Korea, U.S.?”

Cecilia Rouse

Cecilia Rouse is the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University and a professor of the economics of education. She previously served as a member of President Obama’s three-person Council of Economic Advisers, providing analysis and advice on economic policy issues.

Rouse’s work focuses mostly labor economics, particularly in education. A well-known scholar, she has written numerous papers on topics such as the economic benefits of attending community college, sex discrimination in symphony orchestras and the effect of student-loan debt on career choices of college graduates.

Rouse has been featured in a number of media outlets, including Slate and Fox and has appeared on PBS’s Need to Know and The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.


Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Professor of the Economics of Education, Princeton University

Areas of Expertise: Economics of Education, Public Policy, Economic Policy, Labor Economics, Domestic and International Poverty

Location: Princeton, NJ

Contact Information: Please go through Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean for public and external affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School

Email: edonahue@princeton.edu
Phone: (609) 258-5988

Heard on The Takewaway:

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Need To Know: Cecilia Rouse on the dropout rate

Lawrence Yun

Based in Washington DC, Lawrence Yun is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors. Dr. Yun directs research activity for the NAR, creating forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, including Blue Chip and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council.

He appears regularly on financial news outlets, including NPR, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress.


Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of Realtors

Areas of Expertise: Housing Market Economist, Home Sales, Home Buyer Survey Reports, Home Seller Survey Reports

Location: Washington DC

Contact Information:
Email: ybyrd@realtors.org
Phone: (202) 383-7515

 

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an international affairs expert and senior editor at The Diplomat, an online Asian Affairs magazine.

He writes daily on politics, security, economics, and culture in the Asia-Pacific region, and hosts a podcast on Asian geopolitics. He is also a columnist on Asian security affairs for the South China Morning Post. He is often quoted in the media on matters ranging from North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear program to Chinese foreign policy.

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Senior Editor at The Diplomat

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Security, Economics, Asia-Pacific Region, Asian Geopolitics

Location: New York, NY

Contact Info:

Email: ankit@ankitpanda.com
Twitter: @nktpnd

Luisa Blanco

Luisa Blanco, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy where she teaches the core course on macroeconomic policy. Her research in Latin America concentrates on economic development and international policy-making. In the United States, Blanco studies household finance and financial planning, with a focus on minorities. She works in Malibu, California.

Her work has been funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA), USAID, Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, Pepperdine Office of the Provost, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and CAF Research Program on Citizen Security

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Areas of expertise: financial planning, economic development, macroeconomics

Location: Malibu, California

Contact Information:

Email: lblanco@pepperdine.edu

Phone: (310) 506-7466

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