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Graduate Student News

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

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.

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 Marco 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!