Owen Davis is a Ph.D. student in economics at the New School for Social Research and a Research Associate with the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis. His research focuses on the extent of financial fragility among U.S. households and its effects on retirement savings and wellbeing. His other research interests include labor market dynamics and trends in workers' bargaining power.
Jose Coronado is a PhD candidate at The New School for Social Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London. Jose's research interests are econometrics, microeconomics, political economy, and complexity economics. He has received his MPhil and MA from The New School for Social Research.
Aida Farmand is a PhD student in the economics department at the New School for Social Research. She is currently a research assistant in the SCEPA Retirement Equity Lab. Her research interests include development economics, macro-econometrics, and public finance. Aida received a BS in mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany.
Flávia Leite holds a MSc in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School (2017) and a BA in economics from the University of São Paulo (2014). She has worked for private and public institutions with planning and financing of urban/real estate projects. As a research assistant at SCEPA, her work focuses on investigating the financing, economic and urban impacts of the Hudson Yards Project in NYC. Recently, she published a working paper with SCEPA’s Associate Director, Bridget Fisher, uncovering the project’s costs. Currently, she is co-authoring research on land value capture mechanisms.
Barbara Schuster is a PhD student in economics at the New School for Social Research and a research assistant in the SCEPA Retirement Equity Lab. She received her MSc and BSc at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna, where she also worked at the research institute Economics of Inequality and contributed to a report on the intra-household gender wealth gap in Austria. Barbara’s research focuses on feminist economics, labor economics and gender issues.