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Projects & Grants

Care worker and wheelchair.Care Work & the Economy
The Care Work and the Economy (CWE-GAM) Project is striving to reduce gender gaps in economic outcomes and enhance gender equality by illuminating and properly valuing the broader economic and social contributions of caregivers and integrating care in macroeconomic policymaking toolkits.
 

Amos Golan, Foundations of Info-MetricsInfo-Metrics Institute
Established in 2009, the institute promotes interdisciplinary study of information, information processing and decision rules through collaborations among researchers across the scientific spectrum and dissemination of knowledge through conferences, workshops and seminars as well as through short-term, hands-on classes at the graduate and post-graduate level.

Women in amphitheater classroomGender Working Group
The Gender Work Group (GWG), comprising department faculty, resident scholars, and graduate students, has strong relations with a variety of relevant organizations, including the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Vital Voices, Merck KGaA, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Recent Grants

  • Mieke Meurs received a $130,000 grant from the Institute of International Education for her project "Fulbright Foreign Student Program."
  • Maria Floro received a $220,000 grant from the Open Society Foundation (OSF) for her research titled "Capacity Building for Policy Advocacy on Care."
  • Jessica Leight received a grant of $20,000 from the Chiang-Ching-Kuo Foundation (CCKF) for her research titled "Export-driven Growth, Human Capital and Poverty in China” and $76,890 for "Fellowship with the Office of Evaluation Sciences" from GSA.

Selected Publications

Recent Highlights

Grana, Jess and Mary Eschelbach Hansen, (2019) “New Evidence of Spillovers in Personal Bankruptcy Using Point-Coded Data,”, Spatial Economic Analysis. doi:10.1080/17421772.2019.1636128

Eschelbach Hansen, Mary, Michael E. Martell, and Leanne Roncolato (2019). "A labor of love: The impact of same-sex marriage on labor supply." Review of Economics of the Household 1-19. doi.org/10.1007/s11150-019-09454-1

Davis, Steven J., Dingqian Liu, and Xuguang S. Sheng. (2019)."China Policy Uncertainty Indices Based on Mainland Papers" Economic Policy Uncertainty 

Floro, Maria, Mahmud Yesuf, and Trufat Woldesenbet. (2019). "Gender and Perception of Climate Change in Ethiopia." The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses 11 (2): 21-39. doi:10.18848/1835-7156/CGP/v11i02/21-39.

Stinebrickner, Ralph, Todd Stinebrickner, and Paul Sullivan (2019). Job Tasks, Time Allocation, and Wages, Journal of Labor Economics, 37(2).

Meurs, Mieke and Rita Ismaylov (2019). Improving Assessments of Gender Bargaining Power: A Case Study from BangladeshFeminist Economics 25(1).

Yesuf, Mahmud and Randall Bluffstone (2019). Consumption Discount Rates, Risk Aversion and Wealth in Low-Income Countries: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural EthiopiaJournal of African Economies, Volume 28, Issue 1.

Our faculty publish frequently in the following areas:

Isaac, Alan (2018)“Exploring the Social-Architecture Model”, Eastern Economic Journal.

Boris Gershman (with Quamrul Ashraf and Peter Howitt), "Banks, market Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Analysis," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, March 2017.

Golan, A. “Info-Metrics for Modeling and Inference,” Minds & Machines (2018) 28: 787.

Xuguang (Simon) Sheng (with Frieder Mokinski and Jingyun Yang), "Measuring Disagreement in Qualitative Expectations," Journal of Forecasting, March 2015.

Xuguang (Simon) Sheng, "Evaluating the Economic Forecasts of FOMC Members," International Journal of Forecasting, January-March 2015.

Golan, A., Lumsdaine, R. L. (2016). Constructing Prior Information in the Social Sciences-An Info-metrics Approach. Advances in Econometrics, 36.

Golan, A., Henderson, H., Seabold, S. (2015). "Incorporating Prior Information When True Priors are Unknown: An Information-Theoretic Approach for Increasing Efficiency in Estimation. Economic Letters, 127, 1-5.

Yesuf, Mahmud and Randall Bluffstone (2019). Consumption Discount Rates, Risk Aversion and Wealth in Low-Income Countries: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Ethiopia, Journal of African Economies, Volume 28, Issue 1.

Leight J, Sharma V, Brown W, Costica L, Abdulaziz Sule F, Bjorkman Nyqvist M (2018). Associations between birth kit use and maternal and neonatal health outcomes in rural Jigawa state, Nigeria: A secondary analysis of data from a cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0208885.

Boris Gershman (with Diego Rivera), "Subnational diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from a new dataset," Journal of Development Economics, 2018.

Natalia Radchenko (with Paul Corral and Paul Winters), "Heterogeneity of commercialization gains in the rural economy," Agricultural Economics.

Natalia Radchenko (with Paul Corral), "What's So Spatial about Diversification in Nigeria?" World Development, 2017, 231-253.

Natalia Radchenko (with Paul Corral), "Agricultural Commercialisation and Food Cecurity in Rural Economies: Malawian experience," Journal of Development Studies

Bernhard Gunter (with Faisal Ahmed, A.F.M. Ataur Rahman, and Jesmin Rahman), "Do Patterns of Development and Macroeconomic Uncertainty Explain Bangladesh's Savings and Investment Puzzle?" Money and Macroeconomics: Selected Topics from Bangladesh, 2017.

Boris Gershman,"Long-Run Development and the New Cultural Economics." Demographic Change and Long-Run Development, 2017.

Bernhard Gunter, " Revisiting Debt Sustainability in Africa", Background Paper for UNCTAD's 2016 Economic Development in Africa Report: " Debt Dynamics and Development Finance in Africa", August 2016.

Larry Sawers (with Eileen Stillwaggon, Jonathan Rout MD, David Addiss MD, and LeAnne Fox MD), " Economic Costs and Benefits of a Community-based Lymphedema-management Program for Lymphatic Filariasis in Odisha State, India," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, forthcoming 2016.

Boris Gershman, "Witchcraft Beliefs and the Erosion of Social Capital: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond," Journal of Development Economics, May 2016.

Mahmud Yesuf (with Randall Bluffstone, Takuro Uehara, Bilisuma Bushie, and Demessie Damite), "Livestock and Private Tree Holdings in Rural Ethiopia: The Effects of Collective Action Institutions, Tenure Security and Market Access," Journal of Development Studies, December 2015.

Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou, "Socioeconomic Justice and Poverty in Nahj Al-Balagha," International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management,2015.

Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou, "Islamic Finance, Financial Inclusion and Poverty Reduction in MENA" in The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development, 2015.

Boris Gershman, "The Economic Origins of the Evil Eye Belief" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, February 2015.

Meurs, M. E., Amartuvshin, A., Banzragh, O. (2017). LIVESTOCK INCOME OF MONGOLIAN HERDERS: A PATH TO RURAL PROSPERITY? Nomadic Peoples.

Meurs, M. E., Kochut, R., Ahranjani, M. (2015). Local Government Performance in Rural Poland: The Roles of Local Government Characteristics and Inherited Conditions. Landbauforschung-Applied Agriculture and Forestry Research.

Henderson, H., Isaac, A. G. (2017). Modern Value Chains and the Organization of Agrarian Production. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 99(2), 379–400

Floro, M. S., Yokying, P., Sangaroon, B., Tassanee Sushevagul, T. (2016). Understanding Work-Life Balance Situation of Women and Men in Thailand: Through the Lens of Time-Use Data. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 31(1), 87-107.

Floro, M. S., King, E. (2016). The Present and Future of Time Use Surveys in Developing Countries. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 31(1), 5-42.

Mary Eschelbach Hansen (with Erin E. George and Julie Lyn Routzahn), "Debt Tolerance, Gender, and the Great Recession," Journal of Consumer Affairs, 2018.

Gabriel P. Mathy, "Hysteresis and Persistent Long-term Unemployment: The American Beveridge Curve of the Great Depression and World War II." Cliometrica, 2017.

Gabriel P. Mathy (with Matthew Jaremski), "Looking Back on the Age of Checking in America, 1800-1960." Revista de la Historia de la Economia y de la Empresa, 2017.

Mary Eschelbach Hansen (with Nicholas L. Ziebarth), "Credit Relationships and Business Bankruptcy During the Great Depression," AEJ: Macroeconomics 9 2, April 2017.

Gabriel Mathy (with Nicolas L. Ziebarth), "How Much Does Political Uncertainty Matter? The Case of Louisiana Under Huey Long," The Journal of Economic History, March 2017.

Mary Eschelbach Hansen (with Michelle McKinnon Miller), "A New View of Women in Bankruptcy: Evidence from Maryland Since 1940," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 34, November 2016.

Mary Eschelbach Hansen (with Nicholas L. Ziebarth), "Credit Relationships and Business Bankruptcy During the Great Depression", AEJ: Macroeconomics, forthcoming.

Gabriel Mathy, "Stock Volatility, Return Jumps, and Uncertainty Shocks During The Great Depression," Financial History Review, July 2016.

Mary E. Hansen (with Bradley A. Hansen), "The Historian's Craft and Economics," Journal of Institutional Economics, June 2016.

Mary Hansen, "Sources of Credit and the Extent of the Credit Market: A View from Bankruptcy Records, Mississippi 1929-1936," in Enterprising America, William Collins and Robert Margo, eds. NBER/University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Mathy, G., Jaremski, M. (2018). How was the Quantitative Easing of the 1930s Unwound? Explorations in Economic History,

Wisman, J. D. (2018). The Darwinian dynamic of sexual selection that Thorstein Veblen missed and its relevance to institutional economics. Journal of Institutional Economics

Wisman, J. D. (2018). Adam Smith and Thorstein Veblen on the Pursuit of Status Through Consumption versus Work. Cambridge Journal of Economics.

Wisman, J. D. (2018). Marx, the Predisposition to Reject Markets and Private Property, and Attractive Alternatives to Capitalism. Forum for Social Economics.

George, E., Hansen, M. E., Routzahn, J. L. (2018). Consumer Debt Tolerance, Gender, and the Great Recession. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 52(3), 711-732.

Floro, Maria, Mahmud Yesuf, and Trufat Woldesenbet. (2019). "Gender and Perception of Climate Change in Ethiopia." The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses 11 (2): 21-39. doi:10.18848/1835-7156/CGP/v11i02/21-39.

Meurs, Mieke and Rita Ismaylov (2019). Improving Assessments of Gender Bargaining Power: A Case Study from Bangladesh, Feminist Economics 25(1).

Mary Eschelbach Hansen (with Erin E. George and Julie Lyn Routzahn), "Debt Tolerance, Gender, and the Great Recession," Journal of Consumer Affairs, 2018.

Floro, M. S., Bruyere, C., Fengdan, S., Xuhua, P. (2016). Bargaining Power and the Household Division of Labor by Gender: Evidence from the China Time Use Survey. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 31(1), 63-86.

Natalia Radchenko (with Pierre-Andre Chiappori and Bernard Salanie), "Divorce and the duality of marital payoff," Review of Economics of the Household.

Floro, M. S., Willoughby, J. A. (2016). Feminist Economics and The Global Economy: The Challenges that Awaits Us. The Fletcher Forum for World Affairs, 40(2), 5-17.

Mary Eschelbach Hansen (with Michelle McKinnon Miller), "A New View of Women in Bankruptcy: Evidence from Maryland Since 1940," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 34, November 2016.

Floro, M. S., Terbish, M. (2016). How does the Presence of Infrastructure (or lack thereof) Affect Time Use in Mongolia? Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 30(1), 43-62.

Floro, M. S., Yokying, P., Sangaroon, B., Tassanee Sushevagul, T. (2016). Understanding Work-Life Balance Situation of Women and Men in Thailand: Through the Lens of Time-Use Data. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 31(1), 87-107.

Robert A. Blecker, "The Debate over 'Thirwall's Law': Balance-of-Payments-Constrained Growth Reconsidered," European Journal of Economics and Economic Policy: Intervention, vol. 13, no. 3(2016), forthcoming.

Robert A. Blecker, "Wage-led Versus Profit-led Demand Regimes: The Long and the Short of It," Review of Keynesian Economics, vol. 4, no. 4 (Winter 2016), pp. 373-390.

Robert A. Blecker, "The US Economy Since the Crisis: Slow Recovery and Secular Stagnation," European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, vol. 13, no. 2(2016), pp.202-214

Isaac, A. G. (2015). Comment on ‘Homo Socialis: An Analytical Core for Sociological Theory’. Review of Behavioral Economics, 2(1-2), 113-121.

Wisman, J. D. (2018). Marx, the Predisposition to Reject Markets and Private Property, and Attractive Alternatives to Capitalism. Forum for Social Economics.

Floro, M. S., Willoughby, J. A. (2016). Feminist Economics and The Global Economy: The Challenges that Awaits Us. The Fletcher Forum for World Affairs, 40(2), 5-17.

Wisman, J. D. (2017). Politics, Not Economics, Ultimately Drives Inequality. Challenge, 60(4), 347-367.

Feinberg, Robert and Kara Reynolds (2018) “How Do Countries Respond to Antidumping Filings? Dispute Settlement and Retaliatory Antidumping,” The World Economy, Vol. 41, No. 5.

Kara M. Reynolds (with Chad P. Bown), "Trade Flows and Trade Disputes," Review of International Organizations,June 2015.

Robert Blecker (with Carlos A. Ibarra), "Structural Change, the Real Exchange Rate and the Balance of Payments in Mexico, 1960-2012," Cambridge Journal of Economics, February 2015.

Robert Feinberg, "'Exports-at-Risk:' The Effect of Multi-Market Contact in International Trade," Southern Economic Journal, January 2015.

Reynolds, K. M., Rigod, B. (2018). Russia—Tariff Treatment: Identifying Systematic Violations of WTO Law. World Trade Review, 17(2), 291-312.

Paul Sullivan (with Kamila Sommer), "Implications of US Tax Policy for House Prices, Rents, and Homeownership," American Economic Review, February 2018.

Nicholas Kahn, Josh Gupta-Kagan, and Mary Eschelbach Hansen "The Standard of Proof in the Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect," Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 14, June 2017.

Nicholas E. Kahn and Mary Eschelbach, "Measuring Racial Disparities in Foster Care Placement: A Case Study of Texas," Children and Youth Services Review 76, May 2017.

Mahmud Yesuf and Robert M. Feinberg, "Ambiguity Aversion among Student Subjects: The Role of Probability Interval and Emotional Parameters," Applied Economics Letters, August 2015.

Ralph Sonenshine and Evan Kraft, "Determinants of Financial Service Mergers: An Analysis of Economic and Institutional Factors," Review of Economics and Finance,forthcoming August 2015.

Robert Feinberg (with Thomas Husted and Florian Szucs), "Does State Antitrust Enforcement Drive Establishment Exit?" Journal of Competition Law & Economics, March 2015.

Sonenshine, R. (2019). Merger Waves: Are buyers following the herd or responding to structural queues? Eurasian Business Review.

Robert Feinberg, "Pricing of First-Run Movies in Small U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Multimarket Contact and Chain Effects," B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Topics), January 2015

Larson, N. (2016). Delay in Global Games. B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 16(1), 83-117.

Larson, N. (2015). Inertia in Social Learning from a Summary Statistic. Journal of Economic Theory, 159, 596-626.

Larson, N., Baik, A., Anderson, S. (2015). Personalized Pricing and Advertising: An Asymmetric Equilibrium Analysis. Games and Economic Behavior, 92, 53-73.

Isaac, A. G., Sawers, L. B. (2018). Partnership Duration and Concurrent Partnering: Implications for Models of HIV Prevalence. Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination.

Husted, T. A., Kenny, L. W. (2018). The Effect of Reduced Support from State Government on Research in State Universities. Journal of Educaton Finance, 44(2), 164-174.

Davis, M., Hansen, M. E., Husted, T. A. (2018). The Impact of Political Influence on Appointees: Evidence from the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program. Southern Economic Journal, 84(3), 771-785.

Irvine Belson, S. E., Husted, T. A. (2015). State of the States 2014: Maryland. Journal of Education Finance, 41(2), 235-237.

Husted, T. A., Irvine Belson, S. E. (2015). Impact of National Board for the Professional Teaching Standards Certification on Student Achievement. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23(91), 18.

Provencher, A., Kahn, N., Hansen, M. E. (2017). Adoption Policy and the Well-Being of Adopted Children in the U.S. Child Welfare, 95(1), 27-55.

Kahn, N. E., Gupta-Kagan, J., Hansen, M. E. (2017). Standards of Proof in the Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect. The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 14(2), 333-369.

Kelly Jones, "The impact of reducing aflatoxin exposure on child linear growth in Kenya: a cluster randomized controlled trial" with Vivian Hoffmann and Jef Leroy (2018) British Medical Journal: Global Health, 3(6).

Kahn, N., Hansen, M. E. (2017). Measuring Racial Disparities in Foster Care Placement: A Case Study of Texas. Children and Youth Services Review, 76(May), 213-226.

Gonzalez Garcia, I., Sala, H. (2014). Investment Crowding-Out and Labor Market Effects of Financialization in the US. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 61(5), 589-613.

Bernhard Gunter (with A.F.M. Ataur Rahman), "Relationship Between Money Growth and Stock Prices in Bangladesh" Money and Macroeconomics: Selected Topics from Bangladesh, 2017.

Gabriel P. Mathy, "Hysteresis and Persistent Long-term Unemployment: The American Beveridge Curve of the Great Depression and World War II." Cliometrica, 2017.

Boris Gershman (with Quamrul Ashraf and Peter Howitt), "Banks, market Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Analysis," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, March 2017.

Robert A. Blecker, "The Debate over 'Thirwall's Law': Balance-of-Payments-Constrained Growth Reconsidered," European Journal of Economics and Economic Policy: Intervention, vol. 13, no. 3(2016), forthcoming.

Robert A. Blecker, "Wage-led Versus Profit-led Demand Regimes: The Long and the Short of It," Review of Keynesian Economics, vol. 4, no. 4 (Winter 2016), pp. 373-390.

Robert A. Blecker, "Finance, Distribution, and the Role of Government: Heterodox Perspectives for Understanding the Crisis," Studies in Political Economy, vol. 97, no. 1(2016), 76-86.

Robert Feinberg (with PhD Student Daniel Kuehn, Signe-Mary McKernan, Doug Wissoker, and Sisi Zhang), "Explaining Variation in Title Charges: A Study of Five Metropolitan Residential Real Estate Markets," Review of Industrial Organization, March 2015.

Kraft, E., Sonenshine, R. (2015). Determinants of Financial Firms' Merger Premia: Economic and Institutional Factors. Review of Economics and Finance, 5(3), 66-82.

Stinebrickner, Ralph, Todd Stinebrickner, and Paul Sullivan (2019) . "Job Tasks, Time Allocation, and Wages," Journal of Labor Economics, 37(2).

Feinberg, Robert and Daniel Kuehn (2018). “Guaranteed Non-Labor Income and Labor Supply: The Effect of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend,” BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 18, No. 3.

Natalia Radchenko, "Informal Employment in Developing Economies: Multiple Heterogeneity," Journal of Development Studies, 2017, 495-513.

Mary Eschelbach Hansen (with Nicholas Kahn and Josh Gupta-Kagan), "The Standard of Proof in the Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect," Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, forthcoming 2016.

Mary Eschelbach Hansen (with Michael E. Martell), "Self-Identity and the Lesbian Earnings Differential in the U.S.", Review of Social Economy, forthcoming.

Larry Sawers (with Eileen Stillwaggon, Jonathan Rout MD, David Addiss MD, and LeAnne Fox MD), " Economic Costs and Benefits of a Community-based Lymphedema-management Program for Lymphatic Filariasis in Odisha State, India," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, forthcoming 2016.

Sullivan, P. J. (2018). Beauty, Job Tasks, and Wages: a New Conclusion about Employer Taste-Based Discrimination. Review of Economics and Statistics.

Willoughby, J. A., Roncolato, L. (2015). Job Quality Complexities: Self-employment within the low-income communities surrounding Cape Town, South Africa. Review of Radical Poltiical Ecomnomics, 49(1), 30-53.

Student Research & Awards

  • Graduate Student Awards

  • James H. Weaver Prize for Teaching Excellence: Stephan Lefebvre
  • Professor Jose D. and Ursula Epstein Award: Hanqing Yed 
    Award for the student in the Master of Arts program in Development Banking with the best performance measured by cumulative GPA.
  • Frank M. Tamagna Education Endowment Fund: Dingqian Liu
    Awarded to a graduate student studying International Finance.
  • Fred and Barbara Bergmann Fellowship Fund: Catherine Hensley 
    Awarded to a student in the Program for Gender Analysis (PGAE). 
  • Econometrics Paper Award: Tejesh Pradhan
    Given to the winner of the annual Econometrics Paper Competition held in the Spring. The winner is announced at the Annual Awards Luncheon. 
     

Selected dissertation topics:

  • Britni Wilcher: "Inequality and Innovation: The Case of Women's Health"
  • Tanima Ahmed: "Three Essays on Gender and Development"
  • Amanda Zarka: "Institutions and Trade in the MENA Region"
  • Martin Jackson: "Bikeshare: Demand, Consumer Welfare, and Dynamic Pricing"
  • Fareena Malhi: "Three Essays on Social Hierarchy and Gendered Outcomes: Case Study of Pakistan"
  • Cassandra Rattan: "Three Essays on Export Structure"
  • Arnob Alam; "The Impact of Derivative Market Reform on Financial Market Stability and Consumer Protection"
  • Jayne Yoo: "Essays on the Cost of Living and Household Welfare”.
  • Jeffrey Levy: "Essays on Uncertainty and Macroeconomic Dynamics"
  • Matthew Reardon: "Estimating the Impact of Productivity Spillovers from Imports"
  • Romina Kazandjian: "Information Rigidity and the Business Cycle: A New Theory and Stylized Facts"
  • Maria Reyes Peguero: "Measuring China's Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean"
  • Nicholas Kahn: "Measuring Racial Disparities in Child Welfare Services"
  • James Boohaker: "Milti-Market Contact:Bridging Theory and Empirics"
  • Eric Carlson: "Occupational Sorting and Larbor market Impacts of International Trade"
  • Jelena Kmezic: "The Cost of Providing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Prevention: Calibration of an Agent-Based Model for Sub-Saharan Africa"
  • Phuong Luu: "The distributional impact of monetary policy- a theoretical model and empirical analysis."
  • Caryn Bruyere: "Three Essays in Gender and Economic Development"
  • Tejesh Pradhan: "Three Essays on Evidence-Based Approach to Development"
  • Mai Rajeh: "Three Essays on Femal Labor and Time Allocation Decisions: Patriarchy, Cultural Norms, and Intra-household Bargaining Power"
  • Chang He: "Three Essays on Female Labor and Intra-Household Labor Division"
  • Abdul-Farouk Nabourema: "Three Essays on Household Demand for Food in Nigeria"
  • Tanya Savrimootoo: "Three Essays on Influencing Education Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa"
  • Tamal Monsur: "Three essays on nominal GDP targeting for developing nations : An empirical analysis"
  • Ariane Volk: "Three Essays on Poverty, Inequality, and Health"
  • Phoebe Wong: "Three Essays on Public Investment in Emerging Markets"
  • Maja Schling: "Three Essays on the Evaluation of Development Policies"
  • Mungunsuvd Terbish: "Three Essays on Women's Bargaining Power in the Household and Its Implications"
  • Georgi Panterov: "Trading With High Frequency Data and Order-Level Information"
  • Jill Janocha: "United States Houshold Vulnerability: Contributors, Coping, and Catastrophes"
  • Koten Emine Elcin: “Three Essays on Internet Platform and Trade”
  • Alberto Ramon: “The Impact of Foreign Aid and Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries”
  • Young Il Choi: “Uncertainty and Investment Dynamics”
  • Aarti Reddy: "Overlapping Dimensions of Informality in Urban India"
  • Mai Rajeh: "Three essays on female labor force participation, commitment to work, and intra-household time utilization"
2019 Annual Luncheon Award winners:  Austin Jang, Hanqing Ye, Stephan Lefebvre, Tejesh Pradhan, Dingqian Liu, Catherine Hensley

2019 award winners from left to right: Austin Jang, Hanqing Ye, Stephan Lefebvre, Tejesh Pradhan, Dingqian Liu, Catherine Hensley.

Undergraduate Awards

Caroline and Rick Barnett Scholarship Fund: Catherine Hensley

Ruth Dewey Meade Prize: Austin Jang 

See more about Undergraduate Awards & Honors.

Selected senior theses:

Economists at Large

Selected journalism and other non-academic writing from our faculty:

Ralph Sonenshine in WalletHub (02/25/2019) "2019’s Hardest-Working Cities in America"

Mary Hansen in The Washington Post
(03/08/2018) "Leadership at Fed's regional banks is getting more diverse. But there's still work to do, report argues."

Boris Gershman in Seeker
(01/08/2018) Labeling Women Witches Remains a Powerful Tool for Social Stigmatization