Magne Mogstad

Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Mogstad is the first Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College. His research focuses on applied microeconomics, mostly in the areas of labor economics and public economics. He has published articles in journals that include the American Economic ReviewReview of Economic StudiesAmerican Economic Journal: Applied EconomicsAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and Journal of Public Economics. He is an associate editor of the Economic Journal. For more information, visit his homepage.


Stéphane Bonhomme

Professor in Economics and the College; Managing Editor, Review of Economic Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Bonhomme is a Professor in Economics and the College; Managing Editor for the Review of Economic Studies; and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program. His research interests include: microeconometrics and econometric theory, with a special interest in latent variable modeling and panel data; and labor economics. He completed his PhD at CREST and Université Paris I, under the supervision of Jean-Marc Robin.  For more information, visit his homepage


Anna Mueller

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development and the College; Research Associate, Population Research Center; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Mueller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the College; a Research Associate for the Population Research Center; and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program. Her research examines how social relationships and social contexts shape adolescent health and wellbeing over the transition to adulthood. Her conceptual research interests are matched by her methodological interests in social network analysis, multi-level modeling, and in-depth qualitative case studies of adolescent societies. Her current work examines (1) the mechanisms behind the diffusion of suicidality through social ties in adolescence and (2) the cultural and structural forces that perpetuate suicide clusters and generate suicide “hotspots.” For more information, visit her homepage.


James T. Sparrow

Associate Professor of United States History and the College; Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division; Associate Dean, College; Deputy Dean, Social Sciences Division; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Sparrow is an Associate Professor of United States History; Associate Dean in the College; Deputy Dean in the Social Sciences Division; and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program.  His research and teaching focuses on the state and social citizenship in the modern United States. He is especially interested in national political culture and its formation within specific social, cultural, and institutional contexts. His first book, Warfare State, is a history of the social politics of the national state as its foundations shifted from welfare to warfare during World War II. For more information, visit his faculty page.


Alessandra Voena

Assistant Professor in Economics and the College; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Voena is an Assistant Professor in Economics and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program.  As an applied microeconomist working primarily in labor economics, her focus is on two broadly-defined areas. The first is the economics of the family, and studies how intra-household decision making affects economic behavior. The second is the economics of science and innovation which examines what skills and circumstances help workers to produce new inventions.  For more information, visit her homepage.


Daniel Yurovsky

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Communication and Learning Lab; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Yurovsky came to UChicago in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor of Psychology and director of the Communication and Learning Lab. He is also Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University working with Mike Frank. His interests include how children’s rapid language acquisition emerges from the interaction of their learning mechanisms and the structure of their learning environments. His work combines behavioral and computational analysis of infants’, children’s, and adults’ learning mechanisms with corpus analyses of the language children hear and the world they see. For more information, please visit his homepage.