Before I left, though, I did my undergraduate studies (in mechanical engineering and economics) at the University of North Dakota. I'm still a big UND sports fan--especially football. The Sioux were the NCAA Division II national champions in 2001 and runners-up in 2003.
Graduate work was at the University of Maryland, with a fellowship at the Brookings Institution during my final year before heading to Chicago.
My wife Genaya and I live with our children Claire, Adam, Victoria, and Gabrielle in the finest
neighborhood (humble apologies to my colleagues in Hyde Park)
on Chicago's South Side: Beverly.