Founding Members and Co-Chairs
Thomas J. Sargent is a Professor of Economics at New York University and recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2011 for work in macroeconomics.
Sevin Yeltekin is a Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University with research interests in computational economics and macroeconomics.
Richard W. Evans is Director of the Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory, Fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute, and Senior Lecturer in the M.A. Program in Computational Social Science at the University of Chicago. He specializes in macroeconomics, public economics, and computational economics.
Matthew McKay is a post-doctoral researcher and lead developer at Australian National University with research interests in computational development economics and international trade.
Smit Lunagariya is a QuantEcon research assistant and a final-year student at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. Smit’s interests lie in High-performance computing, compilers, and open source scientific computing.
Shu Hu is a QuantEcon research assistant and Professor Stachurski’s PhD student at the Australian National University. Shu’s interests lie in computational economics, macro dynamics, and network theory.
Humphrey Yang is a QuantEcon research assistant and a final-year student at Australian National University (ANU). Humphrey’s primary research interests lie in data science, computational social science, and high-performance computing.
Hengcheng Zhang is a QuantEcon research assistant who is a based in Canberra with interests in data science, machine learning, and scientific modeling.
Frank Wu is a QuantEcon research assistant final-year student at Australian National University (ANU).
Eli Knaap is a research scientist and Associate Director of the Center for Geospatial Sciences at the University of California-Riverside, with interests in spatial data science, urban dynamics, and neighborhood effects. He is also a core developer for the Python Spatial Analysis Library (PySAL)
Design and Marketing
Jingni Yang is a decision theorist and assistant professor at the School of Economics at University of Sydney. She was previously a researcher at the Computational Media Lab, School of Computing, ANU
Previous Steering Committee Members
Susan Athey is the Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford GSB, whose research lies at the intersection of machine learning and econometrics.
Sagiri Kitao is a Professor at the University of Tokyo with research interests in macroeconomics and public policy.
David Backus was the Heinz Riehl Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a member of the QuantEcon steering committee until he passed away in 2016. A brilliant economist, an open source enthusiast and a wonderful colleague and friend, he is greatly missed by all the QuantEcon team.
Previous Lead Developers
Spencer Lyon received his PhD in Economics from New York University Stern in September 2018. He is a co-founder of Valorum Data where he now works as a Managing Director and also teaches data science courses at UCF and private institutions in the central Florida area.
Shunsuke Hori is a PhD student in Economics at University of California, San Diego, with research interests in macroeconomics.
Quentin Batista is a pre-doctoral research assistant at QuantEcon and at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago working with Thomas J. Sargent and Lars Peter Hansen. He works remotely from various places around the globe.
José Bayoán Santiago Calderón is PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University with research interests in computational economics and econometrics (job market candidate this year).
Harvey Thompson is a QuantEcon pre-doctoral research assistant based at the Australian National University.
Chase Coleman received his PhD in Economics from New York University in May 2019. He is a co-founder and Managing Director of Valorum Data.