Owen Davis is a journalist and PhD student in the economics department at the New School for Social Research. He is currently a research assistant in the SCEPA Retirement Equity Lab. Prior to attending the New School, he reported on Wall Street and finance for Dealbreaker. His research interests include finance, distribution and macroeconomic modeling.
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 is currently working as an advisor at São Paulo Parcerias, a mixed capital company linked to the municipality of São Paulo, Brazil. She is also a research assistant at SCEPA, investigating the financing structure and impacts of the Hudson Yards Project in NYC. Her areas of specialization are urban planning and development and housing policy. Previously she served as an analyst at P3urb, a Brazilian Consultancy, as Public Policy fellow for the Citizens Budget Commission in NYC and interned for the International Finance Corporation (IFC- The World Bank).
Michael Papadopoulos is a PhD student in the economics department at The New School for Social Research. His research interests include racial and gender disparity in the labor markets of developing countries, and sustainable development strategy. In collaboration with St. John's University and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center, his previous work involved studying forced labor in Latin America, for which he created an index of the relative vulnerability of workers to forced labor. Michael graduated from St. John's University with a BS in economics in May of 2014.
Siavash Radpour is a PhD student in the economics department at The New School for Social Research. He currently works in the SCEPA Retirement Equity Lab on current retirement options and their impact on the labor market. His research interests include institutional economics, development economics, macroeconomic modeling, and macro and micro econometrics. He received his MA in economics and business from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Corvinus University of Budapest.