Team directory: W
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Ry is a junior at Yale from Brooklyn majoring in Astrophysics and African American Studies. Her interests include civil rights law, educational inequality, and Black queer feminist organizing. Outside of classes, she works as a Recruitment Coordinator for Yale Undergraduate Admissions and as a Peer Liaison for the Afro-American Cultural Center. Additionally, Ry is a co-founder and director of Engender, an undergraduate organization with the goal of gender integrating Greek life at Yale — given its impact on sexual misconduct on campus and economic opportunities after graduation.
Jacob Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) at the Yale School of Public Health. His research is focused on the economics of health insurance markets with particular emphasis on the impact of managed care in public insurance programs. This area of research is growing in importance, as the government is increasingly contracting with managed care plans to deliver benefits in Medicaid and Medicare.
Liana Wang is a junior from Houston majoring in Economics and a member of the Schell Center’s Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights. Driven by her own experiences as part of low-income, vulnerable immigrant communities, she is primarily interested in poverty alleviation and income inequality, with a focus on welfare, tax, and education policy. She has worked for the U.S.
Ebonya Washington is the Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics. She received her PhD in economics at MIT in 2003. She specializes in public finance and political economy with research interests in the interplay of race, gender and political representation; the behavioral motivations and consequences of political participation and the processes through which low income Americans meet their financial needs. Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Steven Wilkinson, Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Steven I. Wilkinson is Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.
Mr. Wilkinson served as Connecticut’s Chief Performance Officer, a cabinet level role in which he set up interagency data sharing and performance management systems to build a more effective government. In a previous role, as head of the White House Office of Social Innovation under President Obama, he led efforts in favor of results-driven government and the use of data and data science for the public good.
Jennifer Wu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. She is interested in political behavior, public opinion, and representation of voter preferences. Her MSc thesis examined the issue of voter suppression and preferences for franchise extension via a game theoretic framework. Prior to starting the PhD, Jen worked as a statistician in ISPS Health studying the political economy of healthcare. Jen holds a MSc Economics from University College London and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Manager of the ISPS Behavioral Research Lab.