Gregg Colburn is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at the Humphrey School. The focus of his research is social policy, the welfare state, housing policy and homelessness. In his dissertation, Gregg is analyzing the use of markets in the delivery of welfare benefits. Prior to entering the the Ph.D. program, Gregg spent 17 years in the investment business as an investment banker and as a private equity professional. Gregg earned a B.A. in Economics from Albion College, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and an M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota.