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2014-15 Job Market Candidates

Placement Director: Dr. Paul Winters (202-885-3792, winters@american.edu)

 

Mahsa Agha Gholizadeh

Email: ma8034a@american.edu
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

 

Bart Baker

Email: bartbkr@gmail.com
Dissertation: "A Computational Approach to Affine Models of the Term Structure"
Advisors: Robin Lumsdaine (chair), Alan Isaac, Colleen Callahan 
Research fields: Monetary economics and the term structure of interest rates, computational economics, financial crises
Teaching fields: Macroeconomics, monetary economics, macro-finance
Relevant professional experience: Adjunct professor, Catholic University of America; Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Link to affine term structure modeling library: https://github.com/bartbkr/affine

 

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

 

Heath Henderson

Email: hendersonhl@gmail.com
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

 

Marya Hillesland

Email: hillesland.marya@gmail.com
Dissertation: “Three Essays in Development Economics: Patterns Around Men and Women's Wealth and Asset Ownership in Ghana and Malawi”
Advisors: Caren Grown (chair), Maria S. Floro, Amos Golan, Cheryl Doss (Yale University)
Research fields: Gender analysis in economics, household models, intra-household allocation, wealth, assets, 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: Research Consultant with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USAID and ACDI/VOCA; Adjunct Professor at American University
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Nick Kahn

Email: nick.kahn@american.edu
Dissertation: "Measuring Racial Disparities in Child Welfare Services"
Advisors: Mary Hansen (chair), Robert Feinberg, Kara Reynolds
Research fields: social policy, labor economics, applied microeconomics
Teaching fields: microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, history of economic thought, heterodox economic theories
Relevant professional experience: Professorial Lecturer, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
Link to website: http://www.nickkahn.wix.com/nick-kahns-homepage

 

Nick Reksten

Email: nick.reksten@american.edu
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

 

Greg Seymour

Email: seymour.greg@american.edu
Dissertation: "Three Essays on Empowerment: Issues of Agricultural Productivity, Subjective Well-Being, and Gender Norms in Rural Bangladesh"
Advisors: Maria S. Floro (chair), Caren Grown, Agnes Quisumbing (IFPRI)
Research fields: Gender analysis in economics, agency/empowerment, development, time use, subjective well-being, agricultural economics
Teaching fields: Gender analysis in economics, development, microeconomics
Relevant professional experience: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), World Bank

 

Vanya Slavchevska

Email: vs4030a@student.american.edu
Dissertation: "Three Essays on Agriculture, Gender and Nutrition in Tanzania"
Advisors: Paul Winters (chair), Mieke Meurs, and Gero Carletto (World Bank)
Research fields: Gender analysis in economics, agricultural economics, health economics, development, impact evaluations
Teaching fields: Gender analysis in economics, development, microeconomics
Relevant professional experience: World Bank

 

Smriti Tiwari

Email: st7340a@student.american.edu
Dissertation: "Development and Migration Interactions Using Natural Experiments"
Advisors: Paul Winters (chair), John Willoughby, Thomas Husted
Research fields: Applied microeconomics, development economics, labor economics, demography, political economy
Teaching fields: Microeconomics, applied econometrics, labor economics, development economics, impact evaluation
Relevant professional experience: Economist at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Teaching Assistant, American University Department of Economics
Link to website: https://sites.google.com/site/smrititiwari14/