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

Carla Moreno's Paper Accepted for Publication in the International Social Security Review

Carla MorenoCongratulations to sixth-year graduate student, Carla Moreno, who got her paper, “Financial Sustainability of Public Pensions in Cuba: The Impact of Aging, Structural Reforms, and the Economic Crisis" accepted for publication in The International Social Security Review.

Congratulations to Carla!


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

Congratulations to 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!


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

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate students,  Juan Estrada and Diego Rojas, whose paper, "Survival Analysis of Banknote Circulation: Fitness, Network Structure, and Machine Learning," (joint with David Jacho-Chávez and Kim P. Huynh) was 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!


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

Congratulations 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!


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

Congratulations to Cheng Ding, fourth-year graduate student, for getting his paper, "Light, Moderate, and Heavy Drinking," co-authored with and Sara Markowitz, 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!

Juan Estrada to Present Paper at the European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society 2021

Juan EstradaCongratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Juan Estrada, who will present his solo-authored paper, "Causal Inference in Multilayer Social Networks," at the European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society 2021 on December 13-15, 2021.

Congratulations to Juan!

 


Carlos Ballesteros-Ruiz Presents Paper at The International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) Oxford 2021 Conference

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Carlos Ballesteros-Ruiz who presented his paper, "Go your own slope!: Macroeconomic effects of Basel III liquidity regulations in emerging and developed economies" at The International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) Oxford 2021 conference on September 14, 2021.

Congratulations to Carlos!


Carlos Ballesteros-Ruiz Presents Paper at Raise Seminar

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Carlos Ballesteros-Ruiz who presented his paper, "Go your own slope!: Macroeconomic effects of Basel III liquidity regulations in emerging and developed economies" at Raise Seminar (Research Assistants Seminar in Economics) on September 8, 2021.

Congratulations to Carlos!


Juan Estrada Invited to Present Paper at 16th Annual Economics Graduate Student Conference of Washington University in St. Louis

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Juan Estrada, who will present his solo-authored paper, "Causal Inference in Multilayer Social Networks," at the 16th Annual Economics Graduate Student Conference of Washington University in St. Louis on October 23, 2021. 

Congratulations to Juan!


Juan Estrada Presents Paper at 2021 Stata Conference

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Juan Estrada, who presented his paper, "netivreg: Estimation of peer effects in endogenous social networks,” (joint with Pablo Estrada, Kim P. Huynh, David T. Jacho-Chavez, and Leonardo Sanchez-Aragon) at the 2021 Stata Conference on Aug 5, 2021.

Congratulations to Juan!


Kaylyn Sanbower Presents Paper at ASHEcon

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Kaylyn Sanbower, who presented her paper, "Online Reviews and Hospital Choice," at the 10th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) June 21-23, 2021. 

Congratulations to Kaylyn!


Juan Estrada Presents Paper at 2021 Annual Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Juan Estrada, who presented his paper, "On the Identification and Estimation of Endogenous Peer Effects in Multiplex Networks,” (joint with Kim P. Huynh, David T. Jacho-Chavez, and Leonardo Sanchez-Aragon) at the 2021 Annual Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics.

Congratulations to Juan!


Andrew Smith Presents Paper at the 2021 Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation Emerging Scholars Conference

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Andrew Smith, who presented his paper, "Nurse Practitioner Oversight Ratios and Labor Market Outcomes," (joint with Sara Markowitz) at the 2021 Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation Emerging Scholars Conference, June 7-10, 2021. 

Congratulations to Andrew!


Emory Graduate Students Present Papers at Young Academics Networks Conference 

Two Emory Economics graduate students recently presented their papers at the Young Academics Networks Conference, June 1-3, 2021.

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Juan Estrada, who presented his paper, "Causal Inference in Multilayer Social Networks."

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Alexandra Manta, who presented her paper, "Estimating Social Effects in a Multilayered Linear-in-Means Model with Network Data."


Yisroel Cahn Presents Paper at Society of Labor Economists Annual Conference 

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Yisroel Cahn, who presented his paper, "Multivariate Heterogeneous Effects: How Minimum Wage Affects Wages and Hours Worked," at the Society of Labor Economists  Annual Conference on May 14, 2021. 

Congratuations to Yisroel!


Kaylyn Sanbower Presents Paper at Carolina Region Empirical Economics Day

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Kaylyn Sanbower, who presented her paper, "Online Reviews and Hospital Prices," at Carolina Region Empirical Economics Day in May 2021. 

Congratulations to Kaylyn!


Andrew Smith Presents Paper at Southeastern Micro Labor Workshop in April 2021

Congratulations to third-year graduate student, Andrew Smith, who presented his paper, "Nurse Practitioner Oversight Ratios and Labor Market Outcome," co-authored with Sara Markowitz, at the Southeastern Micro Labor Workshop  on April 30, 2021.

Congratulations to Andrew!


Juan Estrada Presents Paper at Sixth Annual Conference on Network Science and Economics

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Juan Estrada, who presented his paper, "On the Identification and Estimation of Endogenous Peer Effects in Multiplex Networks," co-authored with Kim P. Huynh, David T. Jacho-Chávez, and Leonardo Sánchez-Aragón, at the 6th Annual Conference on Network Science and Economics on March 26-28, 2021.


Kaylyn Sanbower Selected to Present at Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting 

Congratulations 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!


Emory Graduate Students Present Papers at Southern Economic Association 90th Annual Meeting

Four Emory Economics graduate students recently presented their papers at the Southern Economic Association 90th Annual Meeting on November 21, 2020.

  • Fifth-year graduate student, Carla Moreno, presented her paper, “The Impact of Mandatory Retirement Policies and Social Pensions on Informality.”
  • Fourth-year graduate student, Kaylyn Sanbower, presented her paper, "Online Reviews and Hospital Prices."
  • Fifth-year graduate student, Yiqing Xiao, presented her paper, "Interbank Liquidity, Monetary Policy and Systemic Risk." 
  • Fifth-year graduate student, Aliaksandr Zaretski, presented his paper, "Financial Constraints and the Risk-Sharing Role of Macroprudential Policy."

 


Kaylyn Sanbower Presents Paper at Economics Graduate Students Conference

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Kaylyn Sanbower, who presented her paper, "Online Reviews and Hospital Prices," at the Economics Graduate Students Conference in November 2020.

Congratulations to Kaylyn!


Two Emory Graduate Students Present Papers at the Fourth I-85 Macroeconomics Workshop 

Two Emory graduate students presented their papers at the Fourth I-85 Macroeconomics Workshop on September 4, 2020. Fifth-year graduate student, Carla Moreno, presented her paper, “The Impact of Mandatory Retirement Policies and Social Pensions on Informality” and fifth-year graduate student, Aliaksandr Zaretski, presented his paper, "Financial Constraints and the Risk-Sharing Role of Macroprudential Policy."

Congratulations to Carla & Aliaksandr!

Kaylyn Sanbower Awarded Awarded Humane Studies Fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies

Kaylyn Sanbower Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Kaylyn Sanbower for being awarded a Humane Studies Fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

Congratulations to Kaylyn!

 


Kaylyn Sanbower Awarded Grant by Computational Social Science Workshop and Datathon 

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Kaylyn Sanbower who participated in the Computational Social Science Workshop and Datathon on August 9-13, 2021 and was awarded a grant from the datathon to continue her work.

Congratulations to Kaylyn!


Aliaksandr Zaretski Named Data Services Fellow by Emory Center for Digital Scholarship 

Congratulations to sixth-year graduate student, Aliaksandr Zaretski, for being selected by Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) as the Data Services Graduate Fellow for 2021-2022. As the Data Services fellow, Aliaksandr will be involved in consulting with Emory students, faculty, and staff on questions about data and helping with ECDS workshops.
 
 
Congratulations to Aliaksandr!

Economics Graduate Students Selected as Laney Graduate School EDGE Ambassadors 

Congratulations to third-year graduate student, Alexandra Manta, and second-year graduate student, Katie Leinenbach, for being selected to serve as Laney Graduate School EDGE Ambassadors for the 2021-2022 academic year. EDGE Ambassadors are selected based on their passion and appreciation for establishing, maintaining, and enhancing a diverse graduate community at Emory.

The Emory Diversifying Graduate Education (EDGE) Ambassadors work with the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement; Associate Dean of Academic Operations and Recruitment; and the Program Coordinator for Diversity, Recruitment and Community to support key EDGE Initiatives including topics of:

  • Enriching Community
  • Developing Outreach Partnerships and Affiliations
  • Creating an Inclusive Campus
  • Recruiting Excellent Students from Diverse Backgrounds

Congratulations to Alexandra and Katie!


Carla Moreno Receives AEA Summer Fellowship 

Congratulations to sixth-year graduate student, Carla Moreno, for obtaining the AEA Summer Fellowship for 2021 at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.

Summer economics fellowships are available to senior graduate students and junior faculty. During their residency, fellows participate as members of the research community while engaged in a research project of their own choosing. Fellows will be mentored by experienced economists both on scientific issues, and career issues such as negotiating publications, the job market, and advancement strategies.

Congratulations to Carla!


2021 Graduate Student Awards Announced

Emory Economics congratulates this year's Graduate Student Award recipients:

  • Graduate Student Research Award of Excellence: Fifth-year PhD student, Aliaksandr Zaretski
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award of Excellence: Fourth-year PhD student, Sam Wunderly

Learn more >> Graduate Student Awards


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

Atlanta 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!

Fifth-Year Graduate Student Accepts Position at JPMorgan Chase

Cheng DingCongratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Cheng Ding, on accepting a position at JPMorgan Chase as an AI & Data Science Associate following graduation in May 2022. His primary interest is in the area of macroeconomics.

Congratulations to Cheng Ding!

 


Fifth-Year Graduate Student Accepts Position at Facebook

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Xi Wu, on accepting a Data Scientist position at Facebook to begin June 2022. 

Xi is expected to earn her Ph.D. in Economics in May of 2022. Her research interests include applied and theoretical econometrics, financial econometrics and information theory.

Congratulations to Xi Wu!


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.