Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2001
Research Interests: Formulation of dynamic equilibrium models, their efficient computation and their estimation.

John Geweke, University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1975
Research Interests: Bayesian Analysis, Computation and Communication in the Social Sciences, Flexible Bayesian Econometric Modeling, Analysis of Earnings Inequality and Earnings Mobility.

Han Hong, Duke University
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998
Research Interests: theoretical econometrics and econometric applications in applied microeconomics. Some of his recent research focused on structural estimation of empirical auction models and Monte Carlo Markov chain based estimation methods.

Shinichi Nishiyama, Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2000
Research Interests: applications of dynamic general equilibrium models with heterogeneous agents to problems in a household’s risk sharing and social insurance.

Karl Schmedders, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1996
Research Interests: Computational Economics, General Equilibrium Theory, Asset Pricing, Portfolio Choice

Kent Smetters, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1995
Research Interests: Social insurance programs; incomplete markets; annuity markets; tax reform; pricing government guarantees

Greg Thain, University of Wisconsin

Stephen J. Wright, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia, 1984
Research Interests: Algorithms for nonlinear optimization Interior-point methods. Optimization software: PCx (linear programming), OOQP (convex quadratic programming). Applications of optimization to cancer radiotherapy, process control, statistics, weather forecasting, signal processing, computational biology, and other areas. Parallel optimization algorithms: Design and implementation

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