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Brooks faculty members appointed as affiliates to the National Bureau of Economic Research

Professors Richards and Kapustin
May 24, 2024

Congratulations to Brooks faculty members Michael R. Richards and Max Kapustin on their affiliate appointments to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

The NBER network includes more than 1,700 affiliated scholars based primarily at North American colleges and universities. Affiliates are selected through a rigorous and competitive process that begins with a call for nominations each February. Program directors, with the assistance of leading scholars in each field, review these nominations and recommend researchers for new affiliates.

Michael Richards is an empirical health economist. His primary research area involves health care provider responses to public policies and evolving market environments. He is a professor of public policy and serves as the director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration, overseeing the Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) degree programs.

Max Kapustin is an assistant professor of economics and public policy. He studies interventions to improve the life outcomes of disadvantaged youth and adults in U.S. cities, particularly ways to reduce their exposure to violence. Using large-scale experiments and other causal inference methods, his recent work estimates the effects of efforts such as cognitive behavioral interventions and employment for men at high risk of gun violence, mentorship for youth disengaged from school, and data-driven management changes within police departments.