Our Team

  • Rob Albright Collinson

    Rob Albright Collinson is a doctoral fellow at the NYU Furman Center and a doctoral student at NYU Wagner. Previously, he served as an analyst in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he provided data and analytical support to HUD program offices and senior leadership on a wide-range of policy issues. His research interests span urban, public, and labor economics. In a recent paper with Peter Ganong, he examined the economic incidence of housing vouchers. Currently, he is assisting on NYU Furman Center research on the intersection of housing vouchers and schools. Rob holds a M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Ohio.

  • Xiaodi Li

    Xiaodi Li is a doctoral fellow at the NYU Furman Center and a doctoral student at NYU Wagner. She is interested in housing policy in the digital age, with a focus on short-term rental regulation. Xiaodi holds a B.A. from Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (China) and an M.A. in Public Policy from Cornell University.

  • Hsi-Ling Liao

    Hsi-Ling Liao is a doctoral fellow at the NYU Furman Center and a doctoral student at NYU Wagner. She previously worked at a research and advocacy nonprofit, helping the organization use data and empirical evidence to examine the impact of immigration. She is broadly interested in urban and public economics. Hsi-Ling holds a B.A. in Economics from National Taiwan University and a M.P.A. from NYU.

  • Gerard Torrats-Espinosa

    Gerard Torrats-Espinosa is a doctoral fellow at the NYU Furman Center and a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at NYU. He is broadly interested in neighborhood effects, social stratification, and social mobility. During his doctoral studies, he will investigate the role that community violence plays as a mediating mechanism between neighborhood socio-demographic characteristics and children’s cognitive outcomes and developmental trajectories. At the NYU Furman Center, he is contributing to work on crime and residential segregation. Gerard holds a B.S. in Building Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) and an M.A. in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.