Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Advancing Research • Shaping Policy • Developing Leaders

Team directory: K

Team directory: K

Lisa Kahn

Lisa Kahn, Associate Professor of Economics

Professor Kahn is a Labor Economist with interests in Organizations and education. Her most recent work examines the impact of the Great Recession on employment across firms of varying quality. She finds that employment at low-paying firms is generally more sheltered than that at high-paying firms. She has also examined the consequences of graduating from college in a bad economy, finding surprisingly long-lasting, negative wage effects.

Edward Kaplan, William N & Marie Beach Professor of Management Sciences; Professor of Engineering, Professor of Public Health

Professor Kaplan’s research has been reported on the front pages of the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post, editorialized in the Wall Street Journal, recognized by the New York Times Magazine’s Year in Ideas, and discussed in many other major media outlets. The author of more than 125 research articles, Professor Kaplan received both the Lanchester Prize and the Edelman Award, two top honors in the operations research field, among many other awards.

Dean Karlan

Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics

My research agenda focuses on using field experiments to learn what social policies work, what do not, and why. Most of my work is in developing countries and typically examines microfinance programs for the poor. Other research covers fundraising, voting, education and behavioral economics.

Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth Karron, Yale Collge, History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health

Elizabeth Karron is a junior in Berkeley College studying History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. She is especially interested in legal and ethical issues related to health policy and biomedical research. Last summer, she conducted archival research at the British Library on the Government of India’s response to cholera outbreaks in the 19th century. Elizabeth is a research assistant to a professor of history of science and medicine, and she teaches health education workshops in New Haven public schools. 

Amanda Kowalski, Associate Professor of Economics

Amanda Kowalski, Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), is a health economist who specializes in topics that are policy-relevant. Her current research focuses on the effects of health insurance reform in Massachusetts on hospital care, preventive care, labor market outcomes, and patient exposure to financial risk.