Thomas DrechselUniversity of Maryland
Thomas Drechsel is a macroeconomist and Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of the University of Maryland. His research focuses credit frictions in business cycles, various aspects of monetary policy, the role of commodities for emerging market economies, as well as real-time monitoring of macroeconomic activity. His work has been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of International Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Thomas is a German national and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Abe DunnBureau of Economic Analysis
Abe Dunn is the Assistant Chief Economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis with a background in health economics, applied econometrics and industrial organization.
Piotr DworczakNorthwestern University
Florian EdererYale University
Thomas EifeUniversity of Heidelberg
Nir EilamThe University of Texas at Austin
In my JMP, I study moral hazard in medical innovation. I document a considerable moral hazard response to a drug that confers a substantial reduction in risk to users, which is also highly salient. Simultaneously, the paper informs an open question regarding a public health crisis in the US.
Ran EilatBen Gurion University of the Negev
Samir Elsadek MahmoudiGeorgia State University
I am an economist with research interests at the intersection of financial, public and urban economics. I study how financial decisions of workers, firms and banks are influenced by natural or policy shocks. My ultimate goal is to make a meaningful contribution to our understanding of banks’ and consumers’ financial decision making. This includes the allocation of resources across time (consumers’ saving and consumption decisions) and across space (banks’ geographic portfolio allocation between local markets). I use a wide range of micro datasets to understand banks’ lending decisions, their impact on local economic outcomes, in addition to workers’ saving decisions and retirement income adequacy. I combine this empirical approach with economic models to derive theory-guided and testable hypotheses on banks’ and workers’ financial behavior.
During my graduate studies, I have completed an internship period with the IMF. I am also an NBER pre-doctoral fellow and a Finalist for the 2020 BlackRock Applied Research Award.