About Us

Leadership

Scott R. Baker

Scott R. Baker

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

s-baker@kellogg.northwestern.edu

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Scott Ross Baker is an Associate Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research is concentrated in empirical finance and macroeconomics. Recent work examines the impact of household leverage and credit constraints in driving sensitivity to both income and asset shocks during the Great Recession. Scott joined the Finance Department at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in July 2014. He was born and raised in San Diego, California and received B.A.’s in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in June 2014.

Nick Bloom

Nick Bloom

Stanford University

nbloom@stanford.edu

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Nick Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research interests are investigating the causes and consequences of economic uncertainty. He also works on understanding differences in management and organizational practices across firms and countries. He previously worked as a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a policy advisor at HM Treasury and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, with a MPhil from Oxford University, and a PhD from University College London.

Steven J. Davis

Steven J. Davis

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

steve.davis@chicagobooth.edu

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Steven J. Davis is the William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is an Elected Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, advisor to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, senior adviser to the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, past editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Research Associate of the NBER and Senior Fellow, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research. Davis previously served as faculty dean at the Booth School. His research interests include business dynamics, hiring practices, job loss, economic uncertainty, and other topics in economics and public policy. He holds M.A. and PhD degrees in Economics from Brown University.

Marco Sammon

Marco Sammon

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

mcsammon@gmail.com

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Marco Sammon is a 5th year PhD Student at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is interested in understanding how the growth of passive ownership has changed the way information is incorporated into asset prices.

Tasaneeya Viratyosin

Tasaneeya Viratyosin

PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

tviratyo@wharton.upenn.edu

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Tasaneeya Viratyosin is currently a PhD student at UPenn Wharton. She holds a BS in Business and an MS in Financial Mathematics, both from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

Researchers

TJ Ram

TJ Ram

TJ Ram is currently a student at the University of Southern California.

Riley Burton

Riley Burton

Riley Burton is currently a student at Williamette University.

May Thiri Hliang

May Thiri Hliang

May Hliang is a recent graduate of Stanford University and currently works at Oliver Wyman.

Jimmy Apffel

Jimmy Apffel

Jimmy Apffel is currently a student at Gonzaga University.

Zach Argo

Zach Argo

Zach Argo is currently a student at Stanford University.

Alex Liang

Alex Liang

Alex Liang is currently a junior and varsity swimmer at Stanford University majoring in Economics.

Kenar Vyas

Kenar Vyas

Kenar Vyas is currently a student at Princeton University.

Meera Desai

Meera Desai

Meera Desai is currently an undergraduate student at Stanford University. Meera is the creator of AwesomeMathGirls.org and qualified for many national and international math competitions including USA Mathematical Olympiad and Mathematical Olympiad Program.

Tyler Staggs

Tyler Staggs

Tyler Staggs is a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in Economics with minors in Classics and Data Science. Tyler graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 2016. Among other work, he has gained experience from internships at VideoAmp, a late-stage, ad-tech startup and Vejo, a personalized nutrition company. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, skiing, and pickelball.

One of our coding teams in action, Summer 2014:

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