Economists Grabbing Coffee (#EconBrew)
This is a continuously growing list of PhD holding (or soon to be) economists (and economics-adjacent folks) in academic (and academic-adjacent) positions who would be happy to grab coffee with colleagues visiting their city once it's safe to do so again. Much in the spirit of #EconTwitter, the list is intended to open doors for informal, relaxed communication, peer-to-peer research conversations, and maybe even co-authorships down the line.
Started March 2020, EconBrew now has over 250(!) economists from 35+ US states and 35+ countries worldwide. The effort is particularly geared towards offsetting some of the loss stemming from the vast majority of professional conferences being cancelled for much of 2020 and being moved online for 2021. Conferences are often excellent venues to meet fellow researchers. With those limited, I hope this list can serve as one of the many steps we can take to start new research conversations post-pandemic.
Additionally, some of those who signed up are open to chatting with colleagues over Zoom already now, regardless of location. Everyone who is open to virtual meets has a note with their entry to indicate this. (Just search the page for "Zoom" and you'll find them quickly.) Feel free to go ahead and reach out!
If you would like to be listed here as someone happy to grab coffee with a colleague, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/qsVHcAGGESJn1zeb7
If you end up meeting someone through this list, I encourage you to tag your tweets with the hashtag #EconBrew. I'd love to see all the professional connections made thanks to the list! (Feel free to also tag or DM me the update.)
Berkeley: Marianne Bitler, UC DavisAlso often in Davis, CA.
Claremont: CarlyWill Sloan, Claremont Graduate University
Davis: Dalia Ghanem, University of California, DavisOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Davis: Wesley Miller, Texas A&M University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles: Julia Pollak, ZipRecruiter, Julia.email@example.com
Los Angeles: Carolyn Sloane, UC Riverside
Los Angeles: Emily Nix, University of Southern California
Palo Alto: Liam Rose, Department of Veterans AffairsOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Pasadena: Kirby Nielsen, California Institute of Technology
Sacramento: Rowena Gray, UC Merced
San Francisco: Andrew Hobbs, University of San FranciscoOpen to chatting over Zoom.
San Jose: Darwyyn Deyo, San Jose State UniversityResearch interests: Law and Economics, Health Economics, Occupational Licensing
San Diego: Chase Eck, The University of ArizonaUntil May 2021.
Santa Cruz: Ajay Shenoy, UC Santa Cruz
Gbenga Ajilore, Center for American Progress, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena Falcettoni, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve SystemOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Sharat Ganapati, Georgetown University
Sebastian Gallegos, Inter-American Development Bank
Karen Hamrick, National Science Foundation, email@example.com
Sandile Hlatshwayo, International Monetary FundResearch interests: Macro, International Trade, Policy Uncertainty, Text-based analytics, ML.
Filip Jolevski, The World Bank, firstname.lastname@example.orgOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Luca Mazzone, International Monetary Fund
Claudia Persico, American University
Hannah Randolph, American UniversityJob market candidate 20/21.
Aarti Reddy, American University, email@example.com
Dani Sandler, U.S. Census BureauOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Will Wheeler, U.S. EPA, firstname.lastname@example.orgI work at the EPA, so mostly do environmental economics.
Atlanta: Chris Cunningham, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta/EmoryResearch interests: Urban, public, real estate.
Atlanta: Christoph Herpfer, Emory UniversityOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Atlanta: Daniel Ludwinski, Oxford College of Emory University
Atlanta: Farhan Majid, IMPAQOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Atlanta: Ian McCarthy, Emory University
Champaign/Urbana: Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Chicago: Panka Bencsik, University of Chicago
Chicago: Guglielmo Briscese, The University of ChicagoUntil 2022.
Chicago: Chris Clapp, University of Chicago
Chicago: Ezra Karger, Chicago FedOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Chicago: Javaeria Qureshi, University of Illinois at ChicagoFrom September 2020 until August 2021: visiting at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Chicago: Gina Pieters, University of ChicagoI can talk about teaching at the university level (which most PhD programs teach nothing about). Also cryptocurrency research.
Chicago: Ethan Spangler, JPMorgan
Chicago: Srini Vasudevan, University of Chicago
Edwardsville: Alicia Plemmons, Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleI live right outside St. Louis!
Evanston: Anna Paulson, Chicago FedOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Amherst: Manasvini Singh, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Boston: Laura Gáti, Boston CollegeUntil summer 2021.
Boston: Julio Ortiz, Boston UniversityUntil May 2021. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Boston: Elizabeth Setren, Tufts University
Boston: Bitsy Perlman, US Census BureauAlso often in DC.
Boston: Wei Yang Tham, Harvard Business SchoolUntil 2022.
Boston: Miguel Ángel Santos, Harvard Kennedy School
Boston: Sam (Ruiqing) Cao, Harvard Business School / NBER
Cambridge: Andrey Fradkin, Boston University
Northampton and Boston: Simon Halliday, Smith CollegeI move between Boston and Northampton regularly.
Williamstown: Sarah Jacobson, Williams CollegeI'm in rural western Massachusetts; 1 hr from Northampton/Amherst; 3 hrs from Boston
Baltimore: Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore: Dominic Smith, Bureau of Labor StatisticsCan grab coffee in DC or Baltimore. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Salisbury: Jill Caviglia-Harris, Salisbury UniversityHappy to host anyone down this way. Environmental economist with lots of interests.
Silver Spring: Elizabeth Weber Handwerker, Bureau of Labor StatisticsI work near Union Station in Washington, DC.
Silver Spring: Catherine Hensly, American University, email@example.comUntil August 2021.
St. Mary's City: Linden McBride, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Ann Arbor: Dyanne Vaught, University of Michigan
Houghton: Laura Connolly, Michigan Technological UniversityPrimary research interests: labor economics, international trade, and gender. Happy to chat about anything -- research, teaching, and many other things! Open to chatting over Zoom.
Kalamazoo: Thomas Weinandy, Western Michigan UniversityPrimary interests are in applied micro, IO, data science and tech, but I'll chat about anything Econ!
Durham: Adam Soliman, Duke UniversityUntil May 2023. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Durham: Kalina Staub, University of North Carolina-Chapel HillHappy to chat about teaching undergraduates and always looking for economists who want to chat with our Women in Economics Club. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Greensboro: Martin Andersen, UNC Greensboro
Canton: Guanyi Yang, St. Lawrence University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ithaca: Anne Burton, Cornell UniversityUntil May 2021.
Ithaca: Nicholas Sanders, Cornell University
Ithaca: Katherine Wen, Cornell UniversityAlso often in NYC.
New York: Leticia Arroyo Abad, CUNY, email@example.comAlso available in Washington, DC.
New York: Loujaina Abdelwahed, The Cooper UnionMy research interests are in natural resources and inequality. Would love to discuss my ongoing projects as well as potential collaborative projects. Open to chatting over Zoom.
New York: Mallory Avery, University of PittsburghVery happy to Zoom. Interested in gender, health, experimental, almost everything!
New York: Yonatan Berman, CUNY Graduate CenterUntil June 2020.
New York: Maria Fernanda Rosales, Rutgers University
New York: Jimena González-Ramírez, Manhattan CollegeEnvironmental economist with interests in behavioral economics.
New York: Arpit Gupta, NYU Stern
New York: Mary Kaltenberg, Pace universityOpen to chatting over Zoom.
New York: Jake Krimmel, University of PennsylvaniaFederal Reserve Board; Washington, DC; starting August 1, 2021.
New York: Todd Yarbrough, Pace University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochester: Elaine Hill, University of RochesterOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Syracuse: Hugo Jales, Syracuse UniversityOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Troy: Billur Aksoy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Columbus: Darcy Hartman, The Ohio State University
Columbus: Ida Mirzaie, Ohio State University
Columbus: Zoë Plakias, Ohio State UniversityMain area of research is domestic agriculture + food systems, but I have many interests!
Monclova: James Bland, The University of ToledoOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Easton: Erin Cottle Hunt, Lafayette CollegeOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Philadelphia: Chris Severen, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Shippensburg: Shishir Shakya, Shippensburg UniversityOpen to chatting over Zoom.
State College: Jadrian Wooten, Penn State University, email@example.comHappy to discuss research or chat about anything.
Austin: Li Feng, Texas State UniversityResearch interests: economics of education, labor economics.
Austin: Andrew Waxman, University of Texas at AustinResearch interests: Environmental and urban economics. Open to chatting over Zoom.
College Station: Benjamin Ogden, Texas A&MEconomist in political science department, happy to talk about moving across disciplines. From August to December 2020 on leave, happy to chat in Baltimore/DC during the fall.
San Antonio: Steve Schwab, Army-Baylor
Southlake: Daniel Millimet, Southern Methodist University
Alexandria: Fariha Kamal, US Census BureauResearch interests in international trade. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Alexandria: Stephen Popick, GWU / FDIC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlottesville: Sebastian Tello-Trillo, University of Virginia
Lexington: Tim Murray, Virginia Military InstituteHappy to meet anywhere between Blacksburg to Richmond.
Williamsburg: Luis Baldomero-Quintana, William & MaryHappy to meet in any part between Richmond and Williamsburg. Also, I visit DC frequently. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Madison: Clint Harris, University of WisconsinResearch interests: Labor, Economics of Education, Applied Metrics. Until June 2021. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Madison: Katie Jajtner, University of Wisconsin - MadisonOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Madison: Yiwei Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Outside of the USA
Kamloops: Joel Wood, Thompson Rivers University
Kelowna: Andrea Craig, UBC Okanagan
Kelowna: Julien Picault, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Montreal: Amine Ouazad, HEC MontrealOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Ottawa: Louis-Philippe Beland, Carleton University
Ottawa: Jonathan Swarbrick, Bank of Canada
Prince George: Liam Kelly, University of Northern British Columbia
Toronto: Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto
Toronto: Louis Bélisle, University of TorontoOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Vancouver: Kevin Schnepel, Simon Fraser University
Helsinki: Miri Stryjan, Aalto UniversityAlways happy to network and meet people, and as seminar organizer I have had to cancel many planned coffees and beers with visiting economists for this spring.
Paris: Juliette Crespin-Boucaud, Paris School of EconomicsUntil August 2021. From September 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Paris: Yajna Govind, Paris School of EconomicsOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Paris: Olivier Hubert, Banque de France, Olivier.email@example.com
Paris: Sara Signorelli, Paris School of Economics
Berlin: Kai Barron, WZB Berlin
Berlin: Levent Neyse, DIW & WZB, Berlin
Berlin: Hannes Ullrich, DIW Berlin and University of CopenhagenResearch interests: empirical IO with a focus on topics in health, competition, and regulation
Essen: Christoph Kronenberg, CINCH, University Duisburg-EssenDuisburg, Düsseldorf and surroundings also possible.
Frankfurt am Main: Tom Holden, Deutsche BundesbankOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Greifswald: Bernhard Michalowsky, University Medicine Greifswald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Munich: Sofia Amaral, University of Munich
Munich: Paul Hufe, LMU MunichResearch interests: Public/Labor/Normative Econ. Until April 2021. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Stuttgart: Gregor Pfeifer, UCLUniversity of Sydney, Sydney, for 2021. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Budapest: Robert Somogyi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, email@example.com
Budapest: Gábor Sztanó, Corvinus University of Budapest, firstname.lastname@example.orgResearch interests: Monetary policy spillovers, international economy, digital finance, financial development, emerging markets
Bangalore: Ritwik Banerjee, IIM Bangalore
Bangalore: Srinivasan Murali, IIM Bangalore
Delhi: Shraman Banerjee, Shiv Nadar UniversityResearch interests: Micro Theory, Mechanism Design, Social Learning
New Delhi: Dweepobotee Brahma, National Institute of Public Finance and PolicyResearch interests: Development Economics, Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Machine Learning. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Pune: Kanish Debnath, FLAME UniversityResearch interests: Development Economics, Microfinance, Microinsurance. Open to chatting over Zoom.
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: Basit Abdullah, Centre For Development Studies, email@example.comOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Dublin: Ben Elsner, University College DublinAlso happy to have a Guinness in one of the iconic Dublin pubs.
Dublin: Margaret Samahita, University College DublinResearch interests: behavioral economics, experimental economics, applied microeconomics.
Dublin: Alessia Paccagnini, University College Dublin
Limerick: Veeresh Thummadi, University of Limerick
Milan: Salvatore Nunnari, Bocconi University
Milan: Anna Rosso, University of Milan
Milan: Luis Sarmiento, RFF-CMCC: European Institute of Economics and the Environment, Luis.firstname.lastname@example.orgOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Pisa: Alessio Moneta, Sant'Anna School
Venice: Enrica Croda, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, email@example.com
Leiden: Carolina Mattsson, Leiden UniversityUntil 2022.
Maastricht: Katrin Gödker, Maastricht UniversityAlso often in Hamburg (Germany).
Maastricht: Thomas Meissner, Maastricht UniversityOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Utrecht: Paul Adams, Authority for Financial MarketsFeel free to reach out if you're ever in the Netherlands, I can easily travel to most major cities.
Birmingham: Emma Frew, University of Birmingham
Cambridge: Bastien Chabe-Ferret, Middlesex UniversityOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Edinburgh: Jan Ditzen, Heriot-Watt UniversityResearch interests: Applied Econometrics, Spatial Econometrics, Panel-Time Series Econometrics, Cross-Sectional Dependence, Stata
Edinburgh: Lorenzo Neri, University of St Andrews
Edinburgh: Marco Pelliccia, Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh: Mustapha Wasseja Mohammed, Heriot-Watt UniversityOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Glasgow: Héctor Rufrancos, University of StirlingOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Leamington Spa: Eleonora Alabrese, University of WarwickOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Leamington Spa: Ludovica Gazze, University of Warwick
London: Johanna Choumert-Nkolo, EDI GlobalResearch interests: Development Economics, Environmental Economics
London: Brendon McConnell, University of Southampton
London: Alberto Polo, Bank of England
Newcastle upon Tyne: Nils Braakmann, Newcastle UniversityOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Norwich: Fabio Aricò, University of East Anglia
Norwich: Boon Han Koh, University of East AngliaOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Oxford: Jakub Lonsky, University of OxfordResearch interests: migration economics, the economics of crime
St Andrews: David Jaeger, University of St AndrewsHappy to grab a pint or a wee dram, too.
York: Lee Crawfurd, Center for Global Development, firstname.lastname@example.orgResearch interests: education and development economics. Open to chatting over Zoom.
York: Thilo R Huning, University of YorkOpen to chatting over Zoom.
Disclaimer: The list is open for signups from those fulfilling the above criteria. I take no responsibility for the list contents. Rights reserved for modifying the list. If you spot an error, please reach out over email at pankabencsik at uchicago dot edu.