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The Economics department recognizes the following graduate students for their outstanding achievements this year.

Kaylyn Sanbower to Present at Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting 

sanbower-kaylyn2Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Kaylyn Sanbower, for being selected to present her paper in the graduate student session at the Southern Economic Association's annual meeting on Nov 20-22, 2021 in Houston, TX.  

Title: Online Reviews and Hospital Prices

Congratulations to Kaylyn!


Dissertation Proposals Scheduled for Spring 2021

Cheng DingCheng Ding

The Dissertation Proposal of Cheng Ding is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

Working Title: "Essays in Macroeconomic Dynamics"

 

Diego Rojas Baez

Diego Rojas

The Dissertation Proposal of Diego Rojas is scheduled for Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM.

Working Title: "Essays in Network Econometrics and Data Science: Theory Andempirics"

Please contact Renee Sevy-Hasterok, Graduate Program Coordinator, if you would like to attend.


Job Market Candidate, Santiago Montoya-Blandón, to join University of Glasgow as a Lecturer in Econometrics

Santiago Montoya-BlandonCongratulations to Santiago Montoya-Blandón who will be joining the Department of Economics in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow this Fall 2021 as a Lecturer in Econometrics (equivalent to an Assistant Professor).

Santiago has published three papers in peer-reviewed journals while at Emory and is the 2020 recipient of the Emory Economics Graduate Student Research Award of Excellence.

Congratulations to Santiago!


Atlanta Economics Club Awards 2021 Joseph K. Heyman Scholarship to Carla Moreno

Carla MorenoAtlanta Economics Club awarded one of this year's Joseph K. Heyman Scholarships to fifth-year Economics PhD student, Carla Moreno.

Named for the founder of the AEC's first president, the Atlanta Economics Club presents the Joseph K. Heyman scholarship to an outstanding student in economics. This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a metropolitan Atlanta college or university.

Congratulations to Carla!


First-Year Graduate Student, Jung Jae Kim, Featured in Emory's Stories of Resilience and Resolve

Jung Jae Kim: Story of Resilience and Resolve 2020The story of first-year graduate student, Jung Jae Kim, was recently included in Emory's Stories of Resilience and Resolve as part of Emory's retrospective of the year 2020.

In a message to the Emory community, Emory President Gregory L. Fenves writes, “2020 has been one of the most challenging and unpredictable years in our recent history. The global pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives and society. We have dealt with unimaginable loss. We have faced economic uncertainty and struggle. We have had to weather the storm, but we have also found hope along the way—in individual examples of bravery, leadership and empathy from our community members; in the groundbreaking, lifesaving vaccine research pioneered by Emory Healthcare; in the actions of Emory students, faculty, staff and alumni who came together to fight for racial justice; in small moments of joy; in quiet moments of courage.”  Read more

The Economics Department is delighted to welcome Jung Jae to Atlanta for Spring 2021 to continue his studies in the PhD program.


Zhikun Lu Presents Paper at AEA Annual Meeting

Zhikun LuCongratulations to third-year graduate student, Zhikun Lu, who joined co-author Caroline Fohlin to co-present their paper, "The Real Impact of the Panic of 1907: Evidence from Trust Company Stocks", at the American Economic Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting on January 5, 2021.

Congratulations to Zhikun!


Carla Moreno's Solo-Authored Paper Accepted for Publication in Economics Bulletin

Carla MorenoCongratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Carla Moreno, who got her solo-authored paper “Mandatory Savings, Informality, and Liquidity Constraints” accepted for publication in Economics Bulletin

Congratulations to Carla!

 


Dissertation Proposals Scheduled for December 2020

Carlos Ballesteros-RuizCarlos Ballesteros-Ruiz

The Dissertation Proposal of Carlos Ballesteros-Ruiz was held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM. 

Working Title: "The EZ Way to Global Imbalances" 

 

Sam Wunderly
Sam Wunderly

The Dissertation Proposal of Sam Wunderly was held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM. 

Working Title: "The Relationships Between Right-to-Work Laws, Labor Unions, and Workplace Injuries in the U.S."

Juan Estrada-SosaJuan Estrada

The Dissertation Proposal of Juan Estrada was held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM. 

Working Title: "Causal Inference in Multidimensional Social Networks"

wu-xiXi Wu

The Dissertation Proposal of Xi Wu was held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM. 

Working Title: "Contrasting Cryptocurrencies with Other Assets: Full Distributions and the COVID Impact"

Izzy CahnYisroel Cahn

The Dissertation Proposal of Yisroel Cahn was held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM. 

Working Title: "Essays in Labor Economics and Econometrics"

 


Dissertation Proposal Scheduled for October 2020

sanbower-kaylyn2Kaylyn Sanbower

The Dissertation Proposal of Kaylyn Sanbower was held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM. 

Working Title: "Essays on the Measurement and Relevance of Hospital Quality"


Graduate Student Paper Included in Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics

Cheng DingCongratulations to Cheng Ding, fourth-year graduate student, and Sara Markowitz, Director of Graduate Programs, for getting their paper, "Light, Moderate, and Heavy Drinking", accepted for publication in the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics.

This handbook provides an integrated picture of knowledge about the economic and social behaviors and interactions of human beings on markets, in households, in companies and in societies. With a core basis in labor economics, human resources, demography and econometrics, it contains a large and complete summary and evaluation of the scientific state of the art. It relates to relevant fields in law, behavioral science, psychology, health, biology, sociology and political science, among others, where basic human processes are considered. Long survey chapters on core knowledge are combined with shorter frontier research chapters and those with a clear policy perspective.

Congratulations to Cheng and Sara!


Graduate Students Recognized for Research and Teaching Excellence

The Economics Department, with the support of Laney Graduate School, awards two graduate student awards annually:

  1. Economics Graduate Student Research Award of Excellence  

    This award was established to honor a graduate student who exemplifies superb research abilities and an eagerness to engage in scholarly activities.

  2. Economics Graduate Student Teaching Award of Excellence  

    This award was established to honor a graduate student who exemplifies superb teaching abilities and demonstrates extraordinary dedication to teaching economics.

Santiago Montoya-BlandonEconomics Graduate Student Research Award of Excellence  

2020 Award Recipient is Santiago Montoya-Blandón

Santiago is a fourth-year graduate student who has distinguished himself as a researcher during his time at Emory. Santiago published two papers in peer-reviewed journals during this current academic year. Santiago's research interests include theoretical and applied econometrics with a focus on microeconomic applications. Read more>> Graduate Student Awards

Yiqing XiaoEconomics Graduate Student Teaching Award of Excellence  

2020 Award Recipient is Yiqing Xiao

Yiqing  is a fourth-year graduate student who served as the Teaching Assistant for Prof. Dezhbakhsh’s large Principles of Microeconomics class (Econ 101) for the past three years. During this time, she assisted more than 500 students in a prompt, reliable, and professional manner. Read more>> Graduate Student Awards

Congratulations to Santiago and Yiqing!


Diego Rojas' Paper Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Statistical Software

Diego Rojas BaezCongratulations to rising fourth-year graduate student, Diego Rojas, for getting his paper “Data Science in Stata 16: Frames, Lasso, and Python Integration,” (joint with Anson Ho, Kim P. Huynh, and David Jacho-Chavez) accepted for publication in the Journal of Statistical Software.

Congratulations to Diego!


Atlanta Economics Club Awards 2020 Joseph K. Heyman Scholarship to Kaylyn Sanbower

sanbower-kaylyn2Atlanta Economics Club awarded one of this year's Joseph K. Heyman Scholarships to third-year Economics PhD student, Kaylyn Sanbower.

Named for the founder of the AEC's first president, the Atlanta Economics Club presents the Joseph K. Heyman scholarship to an outstanding student in economics. This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a metropolitan Atlanta college or university.

Watch the Atlanta Economics Club interview with Kaylyn here:  Interview with Kaylyn Sanbower, 2020 Joseph K. Heyman Scholarship Recipient.

Congratulations to Kaylyn!


Juan Estrada and Diego Rojas Paper Accepted for Publication in Advances in Econometrics

2020-estrada-juan-rojas-diegoCongratulations to third-year graduate students, Juan Estrada and Diego Rojas, who got their paper, "Survival Analysis of Banknote Circulation: Fitness, Network Structure, and Machine Learning," (joint with David Jacho-Chávez and Kim P. Huynh) accepted for publication in the Advances in Econometrics, Volume 42: The Econometrics of Networks edited by Áureo De Paula (UCL), Elie Tamer (Harvard), and Marcel Voia (University of Orleans).

Congratulations to Juan and Diego!


Santiago Montoya-Blandón Published in Economic Letters

Santiago Montoya-BlandonCongratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Santiago Montoya-Blandón, who successfully got his paper "Semiparametric Quasi Maximum Likelihood Estimation of the Fractional Response Model," (joint with David Jacho-Chávez) accepted for publication in Economic Letters.

This is Santiago's third peer-reviewed publication (second since he joined our program).

Congratulations to Santiago!


Kaylyn Sanbower Receives a Scholarship to Attend Professional Workshop

sanbower-kaylyn2Third-year graduate student, Kaylyn Sanbower, was extended a scholarship to attend the 2019 Annual Health Econometrics Workshop in Knoxville, TN, in September, 2019.

This workshop provided an opportunity to dive into the use of econometric and quantitative methods in the context of health economics and policy research. Kaylyn joined health econometricians from across North America to exchange ideas and explore the latest developments in the field.

Congratulations to Kaylyn!


Juan Estrada and Diego Rojas Present Research at Bank of Canada Advances in Econometrics Conference

estrada-sosa-rojas-baez-150x150Third-year graduate students, Juan Estrada and Diego Rojas, presented their individual research at the 2019 Microeconometrics: Survey Methodology and Data Science Conference, organized by the Bank of Canada, September 26-27, 2019, in Ottawa, Canada.

Earlier this year, Juan and Diego also presented their individual research at the Advances in Econometrics Conference: The Econometrics of Networks in Sibiu, Romania.

Congratulations to Juan and Diego!


Santiago Montoya-Blandón Published in Leading Peer-reviewed Journal

Santiago Montoya-BlandonSantiago Montoya-Blandón, fourth-year PhD student, recently published his research, "Forecasting from Others' Experience: Bayesian Estimation of the Generalized Bass Model" in the International Journal of Forecasting.

This is the leading peer-reviewed journal in its field and the official publication of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).

Congratulations to Santiago!


Aliaksandr Zaretski Presents at Second I-85 Macro Workshop

Aliaksandr ZaretskiAliaksandr Zaretski recently presented his research titled, "Welfare-enhancing Properties of Countercyclical Bank Capital Requirements," at the second I-85 Macro workshop, May 3, 2019, at Clemson University in Greenville, SC.

Congratulations to Aliaksandr!

 


Juan Estrada Presents Research at the Fifth Annual Conference in the Series on Network Science and Economics

Juan Estrada-SosaJuan Estrada presented his research titled, "The Ties that Bind in Academic Economics Publishing" at the Fifth Annual Conference in the Series on Network Science and Economics on April 26-28, 2019 in Bloomington, IN.

Congratulations to Juan!

 


Carlos Ballesteros-Ruíz Published in Journal of Banking Regulation

Carlos Ballesteros-RuizGraduate student, Carlos Ballesteros-Ruíz, successfully got his paper "Bank Procyclicality, Business Cycles and Capital Requirements," (with co-authors Alejandro Torres-García and Alfredo Villca-Condori) accepted for publication in Journal of Banking Regulation.

Congratulations to Carlos!