Ufuk Akcigit is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Director of Graduate Placement, and FY19 Director of Admissions (at Chicago since 2015).
As a macroeconomist, his research centers on economic growth, productivity, firm dynamics and economics of innovation. Before joining the University of Chicago, Akcigit was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he serves as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate in the Center for Economic Policy Research. Akcigit received his BSc in economics from Koc University in Istanbul. He then went on to earn his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009.
Ina Ganguli is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Associate Director of the UMass Computational Social Science Institute. Her research areas are labor economics, the economics of science and innovation, international development and economic history. She is an Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) at the Stockholm School of Economics and at the Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH) at Harvard University. Ganguli was Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School- Harvard Medical School.
She earned her PhD from Harvard University in 2011.