Isabella Dobrescu is an Associate Professor of Economics at UNSW Sydney. Isabella's interests are in labour, public finance, and applied econometrics, and she is also the Deputy Director (Research) of UNSW's Scientia Education Academy.
Alberto Motta is an Associate Professor of Economics at UNSW Sydney. Alberto's interests focus on contract theory, labour and development economics, and he is also a Fellow of UNSW's Scientia Education Academy.
Together they co-chair the STEP UP initiative in Education @ UNSW, working to combine theory, empirical analysis and RCTs to help design approaches that aim to improve educational outcomes using technology. Isabella and Alberto are also co-founders and co-chief scientists at a newly formed lab testing innovative education approaches (LionsHeart Studios, an organisation spun out of the Gamification Group at UNSW).