Michael Lachanski

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Ph.D. Student, Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

216 McNeil

MPA, Public Policy, Princeton University, 2020
A.B., Economics, Princeton University, 2015


Entered Program: 2020
First Year Paper Advisor: Xi Song
Second Year Paper Advisor: Xi Song

Michael Lachanski is a joint Ph.D. student in demography and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania's Population Studies Center and Department of Sociology and M.A. candidate in Statistics at the Wharton School. He is a computational social scientist who applies both modern causal inference and classical demographic methods to study the coevolution of educational and occupational systems. He is especially interested in how those systems contribute to downstream class, educational, and racial inequalities. He has research interests in applied statistics, historical crime, the historical demography and sociology of U.S. education, human fertility, and migration processes. He has published peer-reviewed research in the Journal of Human Capital, Econ Journal Watch, and the International Review of Financial Analysis. He holds an MPA, A.B., and certificates from the Office of Population Research, Applied Math, Finance, and Machine Learning from Princeton University, where he was the first SINSI Fellow placed at the Census Bureau and Department of Transportation.