Robert Santos is senior institute methodologist at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. Previously he worked at NuStats, NORC at the University of Chicago, and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His professional credits include more than 40 reports and papers and leadership roles in survey research associations. He has served as a member of the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations and on the editorial board of the Public Opinion Quarterly and held numerous elected and appointed leadership positions in both the ASA and the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He is a fellow of the ASA and a recipient of the 2006 ASA Founder’s Award for excellence in survey statistics and contributions to the statistical community. He received an M.A. degree in statistics from the University of Michigan.


Lowell Taylor is a professor of economics at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining the Carnegie Mellon faculty, he taught in the economics departments at Miami University and the University of Texas at Austin, and worked as a senior economist for President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. His general research interests are labor markets, economic incentives within firms, and economic demography. His papers span a wide range of topics, including the economic impact of minimum wage policy, the causes of racial disparity in U.S. labor markets, the economics of gay and lesbian families, and the nature of physician incentives in health maintenance organizations. He holds an M.A. degree in statistics, an M.A. degree in economics, and a Ph.D. degree in economics, all from the University of Michigan.


Catherine Weinberger is a research scholar affiliated with the Department of Economics at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research. Her research focuses on early educational experiences and later labor market outcomes, specializing in high school mathematics preparation, high school leadership experiences, the science and engineering workforce, and gender differences in labor market outcomes, and earnings growth in college graduate labor markets. She has used the National Survey of College Graduates data in her research. She has a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an M.A. degree in mathematics and Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.



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