Kimberlee Shauman received her degree in Sociology, Population
Demography and Ecology from the University of Michigan in 1997.
Her areas of expertise include social stratification, family and
kinship, demography, sociology of education, and quantitative
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Monica Singhal is an Associate Professor in the Economics
department at UC Davis. She is also a Research Associate at the
National Bureau of Economic Research and a Faculty Affiliate of
the International Growth Centre. She received her PhD from
Harvard University. Her research focuses on public finance, with
a particular emphasis on taxation and redistribution and public
finance in developing economies.
Professor Stearns is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC
Davis. My current research looks at the effects of
family-friendly policies on labor market choices, productivity,
family structure, and health outcomes. I am particularly
interested in how these policies can be used to reduce gender and
socioeconomic inequality in the workplace and at home.
Ross A. Thompson’s research focuses on the applications of
developmental research to public policy concerns, including
school readiness and its development, early childhood
investments, and early mental health.
Professor Ventry is a graduate of UC Los Angeles (B.A., History),
UC Santa Barbara (Ph.D., Economic and Legal History), and New
York University School of Law (J.D.). He is the author of dozens
of articles, book chapters, and an edited volume. His research
interests include tax policy, tax theory and history, family
taxation, legal ethics and professional standards, tax
administration and compliance, distributive justice, and public
M. Anne Visser is an Associate Professor of Community and
Regional Development in the Department of Human Ecology at the
University of California, Davis. Her research interests include
the socioeconomic implications of the informalization of work and
employment, low-wage and informal labor markets, and the impact
of state policy and socially-based labor market interventions on
Maisha T. Winn’s research spans a wide variety of understudied
settings including her earlier work on the literate practices
extant in bookstores and community organizations in the African
American community to her most recent work in settings where
adolescent girls are incarcerated.