Team directory: W
Team directory: W
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 conducting research with the advising of Professor of Economics Costas Meghir on how the U.S. tax and welfare system affects income inequality on a national scale. Her project focuses on how measures of inequality shift by imputing national and state taxes and transfers using data from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey from 1977 to the present. Liana is a senior majoring in Economics and a member of the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights at Yale Law School.
Sherrie Wang is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and a Human Rights Scholar of the Schell Center. She is interested in health policy, with an eye towards promoting value-based care that is grounded in health equity and community engagement. She works with the MOMS Partnership at the Yale Child Study Center, where she has researched mental health policy and family-oriented care as an approach to breaking the cycle of poverty. As a Yale Policy Lab Fellow, she teams with DreamKit to study technology’s application in ending youth homelessness.
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.