David Harding studies poverty and inequality, urban neighborhoods, education, incarceration, and prisoner reentry. He uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. His current projects include the social and economic reintegration of former prisoners, neighborhoods and prisoner reentry, the effects of incarceration on crime, employment, and health, causal inference for contextual effects research, for-profit colleges, educational attainment, and labor market outcomes, and the role of neighborhood context in adolescent romantic relationships and sexual behavior.
Poverty & Inequality
Jane Mauldon earned her undergraduate degree from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and her Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where she studied demography and public policy. In addition to her associate professorship in the Goldman School of Public Policy she currently serving as the chair of UC Berkeley’s Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.
Her research interests include health policy and economics, poverty and public policy, demography, quantitative methods, and teen-parent component of California’s welfare reforms.
Wendy Ake currently directs the Haas Institute's Just Public Finance project. Prior to joining the Haas Institute, Wendy was a researcher with the Global Justice Program at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University and served on the editorial board of Kirwan’s journal Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary in Global Contexts.
Mark Gomez is the founder of the Leap Forward Project at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. The project is dedicated to collaboratively researching and developing innovative ideas to tackle extreme inequality and drive enduring prosperity.
Eli Moore is Program Manager for the Haas Institute’s strategic partnerships with grassroots community-based organizations. Eli has more than 10 years experience working with organizers to develop research and strategic capacity. Eli has written a number of reports and strategy papers on environmental justice, mass incarceration, community economic development and community health issues.
Rucker C. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His graduate and postdoctoral training is in labor and health economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics in 2002 from the University of Michigan and was the recipient of three national dissertation awards. Johnson was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy from 2002 to 2004. His work considers the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances.
Hilary Hoynes is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics and holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities. She is the co-editor of the leading journal in economics, American Economic Review. Hoynes received her undergraduate degree from Colby College and her PhD from Stanford University.