John Ham is a Professor of Economics at New York University in Abu Dhabi. He received his BA from the University of Toronto and his PhD from Princeton University. His research is in the general area of applied microeconomics, and specifically in labor economics, health economics, and experimental economics. He has also worked on theoretical econometrics problems. He has received several grants from the SSHRC (Canada), NSF (US), NIH (US), and SSRC (Singapore). He served on the NSF (US) review panel for Economics. He has published in many good economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy and the Review of Economic Studies. He is on the editorial board of Labour Economics and the Journal of Population Economics. He started his academic teaching career at the University of Toronto and has held positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland and the National University of Singapore.