Meet our collaborators
Andreas Beerli is a senior researcher at KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich. He uses field experiments and large (administrative) data sources to study the impact of social policies. He works with the A2J Lab on criminal justice research projects.
Daniel Bernal received his PhD from the University of Arizona and JD from Stanford Law School. His research focuses on language access, self-help, and the role that information plays in cases of summary eviction. The A2J Lab provided advice and technical assistance to support Daniel’s eviction study in Arizona.
Ellen Degnan is a law student at the University of Miami School of Law, where she is a Miami Public Interest Scholar. Ellen worked with the A2J Lab on the Divorce study.
Tom Ferriss is a 2012 graduate of Harvard Law School and a PhD candidate in the Harvard Department of Statistics. He is currently a Statistician at Google. Tom works with the A2J Lab on the Federal Court Mediation study.
Christopher L. Griffin, Jr. is Director of Empirical & Policy Research and Research Professor at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. The A2J Lab’s former Research Director, Chris now participates in the pretrial release evaluations.
Dr. Jennifer Halen is a College Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University. She has a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Jennifer works with the A2J Lab on various criminal justice projects including pretrial release.
Dalié Jiménez is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She writes about consumer law and bankruptcy, and works with the A2J Lab on Financial Distress. She spent a year at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau studying issues around consumer reporting and debt collection.
Julian Langer is currently a visiting researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center. His interests lie in economic history, political economy, the economics of crime, and text-as-data. Julian works with the A2J Lab on criminal justice research projects.
Heidi Liu is a Sharswood Fellow at Penn Law. She studies the application of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics, and labor economics to law and public policy. Heidi works with the A2J Lab on the pretrial release study in Dane County.
Lois R. Lupica is a Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, and works with the A2J Lab on Financial Distress. In addition to over twenty years as an academic studying bankruptcy and consumer credit, she has experience as a transactional lawyer and as an executive director of an economic development non-profit.
Michel Maréchal is Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich, Department of Economics. He uses field and lab experiments to study topics at the intersection between economics, psychology, and sociology. Michel works with the A2J Lab on criminal justice research projects.
Dr. Roseanna Sommers is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She has a JD/PhD from Yale Law School and Yale University and a research focus on bringing behavioral science to matters of law and public policy. Roseanna worked with the A2J Lab on The Problem of Default and the Divorce studies. She has helped the Lab develop its online research program, which it uses to pilot-test intervention materials iteratively, before testing them in the field.