New Econ Faculty for 2020-2021

New Faculty 2020

The Econ Department is excited to welcome the following new faculty...

Steve Mello

Steve Mello

Steve has been serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NYU Furman Center. He earned a PhD from Princeton University in 2019. His research interests are in public and labor economics.

Meredith Startz

Meredith Startz

Meredith comes to us from Stanford University where she served as an assistant professor in economics. Her research is at the intersection of development and trade, and focuses on how contracting problems shape transactions and firms in developing countries. She received a PhD from Yale University in 2017.

Matthew Grant

Matthew Grant

Matthew comes to us following a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He received a PhD in Economics from Yale in 2017. His research is in international trade and political economy.

Maddie McKelway

Maddie McKelway

Madeline will join us in 2021 following a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford King Center on Global Development. She received a PhD in Economics from MIT in 2020. Her research focuses on the empowerment and employment of women in India.

Diego Ramos-Toro

Diego Ramos-Toro

Diego received a PhD in Economics from Brown University. His research lies at the intersection of economic history, political economy and development economics. It focuses on development outcomes and development policies that are shaped and/or curbed by historically-determined social preferences. His work also incorporates insights from behavioral economics, experimental economics and culture economics.

Apoorv Gupta

Apoorv Gupta

Apoorv received a PhD in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He works at the intersection of finance and development, focusing on understanding factors behind productivity differences across firms in emerging markets; increasing adoption of productive technologies (financial and otherwise) across firms; and promoting financial inclusion for the poor through financial technologies.

Nathan Zorzi

Nathan will join us in 2021 following a Postdoctoral Fellowship at USC. He received a PhD in Economics from MIT in 2020. His research focuses on the macroeconomic implications of income inequality and the design of optimal redistributive policies.