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keynote and program

Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury after serving a term as Chief Economist to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, serving under Acting Secretary Seth Harris and Secretary Thomas Perez. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has done research in the areas of employment and unemployment policy, immigration, wage inequality, transition economics, crime and corruption. Her current research focuses on immigration and innovation in the United States, the U.S. science and engineering workforce, and the 2008-2009 recession in Germany. Her research on immigration has been cited by media in the context of immigration reform legislation, currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress.

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Fabian Waldinger

Fabian Waldinger is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Munich.
He has previously held positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick. His research interests include economics of science and innovation, economic history, and labour economics. In particular, he combines the collection of large data sets, often from archival sources with the use of modern micro-econometric techniques to understand the driving forces of scientific productivity and the production and allocation of talent. His research has been published in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. He has won a number of awards for his research, including a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2016.

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