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2015-16 Job Market Candidates

Placement Director: Dr. Maria Floro (202-885-3139, mfloro@american.edu)

 

Matthew Davis

Email: md1876a@american.edu
Dissertation: "The Political Economy of Natural Disasters, Bankruptcy, and Federal Disaster Aid"
Advisors: Mary Hansen, Thomas Husted, Jeremiah Dittmar
Research fields: Applied microeconomics, public economics, economic history, economics of disasters
Teaching fields: Microeconomics, economic history, new institutional economics, game theory, gender economics, political economy
Relevant professional experience: Instructor, American University; Instructor, University of Mary Washington; Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau
Link to website: https://sites.google.com/site/matthewdavisphd/

Huancheng Du

Email: hd0122a@american.edu
Dissertation: "International Trade, Bank Competition, and Labor Market Outcomes"
Advisors:
Robert Blecker (chair), Kara Reynolds, Nathan Larson
Research fields: international trade, international macroeconomics, labor economics, industrial organization
Teaching fields: international economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, applied econometrics
Relevant professional experience: Instructor, American University; Research Assistant; Prof. Amos Golan and Info-Metrics Institute; Fund Intern, IMF; Summer Intern, Asian Development Bank; Short-term Consultant, World Bank
Link to website: www.huanchengdu.com

 

Megan Fasules

Email: meganfasules@gmail.com
Dissertation: "The Impact of Medicare on Personal Bankruptcy"
Advisors: Mary Hansen (chair), Thomas Husted, Kara Reynolds
Research fields: applied microeconomics, health economics, labor economics, economic history
Teaching fields: applied microeconomics, health economics, labor economics, economic history
Relevant professional experience: Research economist at Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; Research Assistant for Mary Hansen, American University Department of Economics
Link to website: http://www.meganfasules.com

 

Blake Marsh

Email: blake.marsh@american.edu
Dissertation: "Essays on Post-Crisis Commercial Banking"
Advisors: Robin Lumsdaine (chair), Valentina Bruno, Gabriel Mathy
Research fields: Money and banking, financial institutions
Teaching fields: Money and banking, financial institutions
Relevant professional experience: Financial Analyst, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Assistant Director of Analytical Services, Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Link to website: http://www.wbmarsh.com

 

Tual Tuang

Email: tt3284a@american.edu
Dissertation: "Interval Estimation: An Information-Theoretic Approach"
Advisors: Amos Golan (chair), Aman Ullah, John Nolan
Research fields: Microeconometrics, development economics, info-metrics, interval-valued data analysis
Teaching fields: Econometrics, development economics, microeconomics
Link to website: http://www.tualtuang.com

 

Abhilasha Srivastava

Email: as4571a@american.edu
Dissertation: "Three Essays on Gender and Social Norms in India"
Advisors: Maria Floro (chair), John Willoughby, Mieke Meurs, Alan Isaac
Research fields: Feminist economics, development economics, institutional economics, social economics, political economy
Teaching fields: Feminist economics, development economics, economics of race, class and gender, microeconomics, political economics
Relevant professional experience: Instructor, American University

 

Dongping Xie

Email: dx4348a@american.edu
Dissertation: "Three Essays on Monetary Policy Transmission and Banking Crises"
Advisors: Alan Isaac (chair), Mary Hansen, Martha Starr
Research fields: monetary policy transmission, banking regulation, business bankruptcy, financial stability, agent-based simulation
Teaching fields: Money and banking, monetary economics, macroeconomics, financial economics, econometrics, microeconomics, game theory
Relevant professional experience: Instructor (Intermediate Macroeconomics), Fall 2015, American University
Link to website: http://www.dongpingxie.com