The following Brown-affiliated professors and researchers were cited in this year’s Economic Report of the President:
- Emily Oster, Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs--Professor Oster’s research on the link between inequality/underinvestment in health and infant mortality was cited, along with her research on infant mortality rates in the United States.
- David Weil, James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics--Professor Weil’s research on “fissuring”, a strategy in which lead firms use outsourcing to gain access to suppliers with weak bargaining power was cited. Also cited was his research on minimum wage .
- Gauti Eggertsson, Professor of Economics --Professor Eggertsson’s findings that higher levels of market concentration are associated with workers receiving a lower share of the income generated by economic output was cited.
- John Friedman, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs -- Professor Friedman's research on measures of the impact of teachers on student achievement was cited, in addition to his work in building a public, real-time database for tracking the COVID-19 recession and recovery, to identify a "V-shaped recovery" and to evaluate high-profile programs like the Paycheck Protection Program. His research was cited for the importance of investing in teachers, especially in light of disruptions due to the pandemic.
- Anna Aizer, Professor of Economics and Public Policy -- Professor Aizer's research investigating and quantifying the effects of lead exposure on increasing a student's likelihood of school detentions and suspensions as well as the effect of reducing blood lead levels on increasing standardized test scores in children across Rhode Island was cited in support of federal investments to remove lead drinking water pipes across the country.
- John Tyler, Professor of Education, Economics, and Public Policy -- Professor Tyler's research on the effects of teacher performance evaluation on a teacher's impact (sometimes called value-add) on their students was highlighted in a section on best practices in improving educational outcomes by funding proven solutions.
- Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow at Brown’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
- Patrick Vivier, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice and Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
- Andrew Schrank, Olive C. Watson Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs