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EJW welcomes three new Co-editors: David Barker, Andrew Gelman, and Robert Kaestner

EJW welcomes three new Co-editors, profiled below. EJW is grateful for their generous help with the journal and looks forward to working together!

David Barker taught economics and finance at the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa. His Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago and he worked as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He currently runs a real estate and finance company in Iowa and is a member of the Iowa Board of Regents. He has published one article in Econ Journal Watch. His email address is drb@​

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award three times from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, the Mitchell and DeGroot prizes from the International Society of Bayesian Analysis, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award. His books include Bayesian Data Analysis (with John Carlin, Hal Stern, David Dunson, Aki Vehtari, and Donald Rubin); Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks (with Deborah Nolan); Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models (with Jennifer Hill); Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do (with David Park, Boris Shor, and Jeronimo Cortina); A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences (co-edited with Jeronimo Cortina); and Regression and Other Stories (with Jennifer Hill and Aki Vehtari). He blogs at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science. His research interests are described at his website. His email address is gelman@​

Robert Kaestner is a Research Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy of the University of Chicago. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Affiliated Scholar of the Urban Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy of USC. Prior to joining Harris, Kaestner was on the faculty of the University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California, Riverside, the CUNY Graduate Center and Baruch College (CUNY). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York. He received his BA and MA from Binghamton University (SUNY). His research interests include health, demography, labor, and social policy evaluation. He has published over 150 articles in academic journals. Recent studies have been awarded Article of the Year by AcademyHealth in 2011 and the 2012 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for the best publication in Social Services Review. Dr. Kaestner has also been the Principal Investigator on several NIH grants focused on Medicare and Medicaid policy. Kaestner is on the Editorial Board of Demography and that of Journal of Policy Analysis & Management. He has published four articles in Econ Journal Watch. His email address is kaestner.robert@​