Dennis Egger is a rising second year PhD student in Economics at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the economics of development and trade. He is particularly interested in the spatial aspects of development such as the spillover effects of local interventions, migration and the process of urbanization in developing countries. Through his work, he hopes to provide an empirical basis for improving the efficacy of development policy in a spatially inter-dependent socioeconomic context.
Preston Mui is a graduate student in the Economics Department at UC-Berkeley. He was previously a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is interested in macroeconomics and labor economics, with a focus on business cycles, wage setting, and unemployment.