SCEPA's Research Associates


Karthik ManickamKarthik Manickam is a PhD student in the Economics Department at the New School for Social Research and a Schwartz Doctoral Research Fellow at SCEPA. Karthik received his MA and MPhil in Economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has consulted for the World Bank, UNESCAP, and Club of Rome. His research interests include labor, development, and inequality.


Drystan PhillipsDrystan Phillips is a PhD student in Economics at the New School. As a Schwartz Fellow, Drystan works as a Research Associate with the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis. After completing his Masters in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Drystan started his career at the RAND Corporation before moving to the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California. Drystan's research interests are broadly motivated by a concern about financial fragility at older ages. His research focus includes the labor market conditions of older workers and the design of public pension systems. His research methods include a life course and cross-national perspective. Drystan is also an expert in the international family of Health and Retirement Studies.