2013-14 Job Market Candidates
Placement Director: Dr. John Willoughby (202-885-3759, email@example.com)
Mahsa Agha Gholizadeh
Dissertation: "Short-Term Interest Rates, Inflation Dynamics, and Price-Cost Markups: An Empirical Analysis"
Advisors: Robert Blecker (chair), Robert Feinberg, Walter Park
Additional references: Jon Wisman
Research fields: Monetary policy and central banking, international finance, and political macroeconomics
Teaching fields: Macroeconomics, monetary economics, international finance, history of economic thought
Relevant professional experience: Adjunct instructor, American University; the Institute of International Finance
Link to website: http://mahsagholizadeh.wix.com/mahsagholizadeh
Dissertation: "Nicaragua, the Food Crisis, and the Future of Smallholder Agriculture"
Advisors: Paul Winters (chair), Amos Golan, Alan Isaac
Research fields: Agricultural economics, computational economics, development economics, and econometrics
Teaching fields: Agricultural economics, computational economics, development economics, and econometrics
Relevant professional experience: See CV on website
Link to website: http://www.heath-henderson.com
Dissertation: “Gender-based Differences in Risk Behavior and Asset Allocation Decisions in Ghana and Malawi”
Advisors: Caren Grown (chair), Cheryl Doss (Yale University), Maria S. Floro, Amos Golan
Research fields: Gender analysis in economics, household models, intra-household allocation, development, risk, social economics, microeconomic behavior, institutions, political economy
Teaching fields: Gender analysis in economics, development, political economy, microeconomics, history of economic thought from a feminist perspective, microeconomic behavior, institutions, political economy, econometrics
Relevant professional experience: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Dissertation: “Three Essays in Social Economics” (including social effects of financial crises, macroeconomic determinants of suicide, and notions of justice in Islamic economic thought)
Advisors: Martha Starr (chair), John Willoughby, Jon Wisman
Research fields: Heterodox economics, development macroeconomics, poverty, institutional economics, economies of the Middle East.
Teaching fields: Macroeconomics, econometrics, development economics, political economy
Relevant professional experience: Adjunct faculty (American University, Trinity University, and University of District of Columbia), Energy Consultant (World Bank), Electricity Demand Forecasting (Pepco Holdings Inc), Telecommunication Engineer (Texas Instruments)
Dissertation: "Analysis of Stakeholder Drivers of Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions"
Advisors: Maria Floro (chair), Robert Feinberg, Daniel Fiorino
Additional References: Jon Wisman, Paula Warrick
Research fields: Environmental economics, gender economics, comparative economic systems, heterodox theory
Teaching fields: Environmental economics, gender economics, heterodox theory
Relevant professional experience: Graduate Advising Fellow, American University Office of Merit Awards (2009-2013); Researcher, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (2007-2009)
Link to website: http://www.nreksten.weebly.com
Dissertation: "Three Essays on Economic Structure, Employment, and Development"
Advisors: Maria Floro (chair), Mary Hansen, John Willoughby
Additional references: David Kucera, Natalia Radchenko
Research fields: Development, structural macroeconomics, gender, labor, informal employment, trade, political economy
Teaching Fields: macroeconomics, microeconomics, development, gender economics, labor economics, political economy, trade
Relevant professional experience: International Labor Organization
Link to website: http://leanneronco.wix.com/roncolato
Dissertation: "Real Exchange Rate, Export Diversification, and Growth"
Advisor: Kara Reynolds
Additional references: Robert Blecker
Research fields: International economics, monetary theory, development
Teaching fields: Macroeconomics, international economics
Relevant professional experience: IMF
Link to website: https://sites.google.com/site/kewangecon