Harris Public Policy
Peter Ganong studies how households manage difficult financial circumstances, such as unemployment and having an underwater mortgage, in which the balance of the mortgage loan is higher than the market value of the property. He also helped start the Immigrant Doctors Project, which analyzes data on licensed physicians working in the United States who are from six countries that are affected by the recent presidential executive order barring travel and immigration from those countries. Previously he worked at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He also helped create the Citywide Analytics Team, which uses data and technology to improve the operations of municipal government in Boston and deliver better services and outcomes for its residents and visitors.
Ganong’s research has been published in the American Law and Economics Review and has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the Journal of Urban Economics.
He received his BA and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Ganong became a faculty research fellow at NBER in July 2017.