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

Mohammad Fidakar's Paper Accepted for Publication in Iranian Economic Review

Mohammad FidakarCongratulations to graduate student Mohammad Fidakar for having his paper, “A Study on Profitability of Afghanistan Coal Mine with ARDL Approach; Case Study of the North Coal Enterprise in Afghanistan" (joint work with Atefa Hussaini and Abbas Erfan) published in Iranian Economic Review.

Congratulations to Mohammad!


Justin Eloriaga's Paper Accepted for Publication in DLSU Business and Economics Review

Congratulations to graduate student Justin Eloriaga for having his paper, “Comparing “Exclusion” to “Neutralization” in Computing Core Inflation and Testing Cointegration of Core with Headline Inflation: Results for the Philippines" (joint work with Jesus C. Dumagan) published in DLSU Business and Economics Review.

Congratulations to Justin!


Marcelo Ortiz's Paper Accepted for Publication in the Journal, Housing Studies

Congratulations to graduate student Marcelo Ortiz for having his paper, “Heterogenous Treatment Effects of a Voluntary Inclusionary Zoning Program on Housing Prices” (joint work with Gonzalo E. Sanchez and Mario A. Fernandez) published in Housing Studies.

Congratulations to Marcelo!


Andrew Smith's Paper Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Congratulations to graduate student Andrew Smith for having his paper “Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice and Patient Harm:  Evidence from Medical Malpractice Payouts and Adverse Action Reports" (joint work with Sara Markowitz) published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 

Congratulations to Andrew!


Hanna Glenn's Paper Accepted for Publication in Health Economics

Congratulations to graduate student Hanna Glenn for having her paper “Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions and Maternal Morbidity" (joint work with with Pinka Chatterji, Sara Markowitz, and Jennifer Montez) published in Health Economics.

Congratulations to Hanna!

Pablo Estrada Invited to Present Paper at the SEA 94th Annual Meeting

Pablo EstradaCongratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Pablo Estrada, who has been invited to present his paper, “Spillover Effects with Nonrandom Sample Selection” at the Southern Economic Association (SEA) 94th Annual Meeting, November 23-25, 2024 in Washington, DC.

Congratulations to Pablo!


Shabnam Shahrezaei Presents Paper at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting

Congratulations to third-year graduate student, Shabnam Shahrezaei, who presented her paper, “Exploring the Welfare Implications of Social Security Marital Benefits for Elderly Black Women” at the Midwest Economics Association 88th Annual Meeting, March 22-24, 2024 in Chicago, IL.

Congratulations to Shabnam!


Pablo Estrada Presents Paper at West Virginia University's Representation Matters: Ph.D. Seminar Series

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Pablo Estrada, who presented his paper, “Spillover Effects with Nonrandom Sample Selection” at the Representation Matters: Ph.D. Seminar Series, at West Virginia University, March 22, 2024.

The Economics Department at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University (WVU) hosts Representation Matters: Ph.D. Seminar Series to bring in  doctoral students from historically marginalized communities to speak about their research. The goal of this Series is to help disseminate the work being conducted by historically marginalized doctoral students and increase the representation of marginalized students in academia.

Congratulations to Pablo!


Amy Lim Presents Paper at Atlanta Workshop on Public Policy and Child Well-Being (PPCW)

Congratulations to third-year graduate student, Amy Lim, who presented her paper, "The Effects of Stricter Licensing on Residential Childcare Supply in Georgia" at the Atlanta Workshop on Public Policy and Child Well-Being (PPCW) in Atlanta, GA, March 1-2, 2024.

Congratulations to Amy!


Jung Jae Kim Presents Paper at 2023 Global AI Finance Research Conference

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Jung Jae Kim, who presented his paper, "Machine-Learning the Information Set of Mutual Fund Investors" at the 2023 Global AI Finance Research Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 11-12, 2023.

Congratulations to Jung Jae!


Jung Jae Kim Presents Paper at 2023 Financial Management Associaton (FMA) Annual Meeting 

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Jung Jae Kim, who presented his paper, "Machine-Learning the Information Set of Mutual Fund Investors" in one of the New Ideas sessions at the 2023 FMA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, October 11 - 14, 2023.

Congratulations to Jung Jae!


Pablo Estrada Presents Paper at 33rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group 

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Pablo Estrada, who presented his paper, "Estimating Peer Influence with Multilayer Networks" at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on October 12-13, 2023. 

Congratulations to Pablo!


Noah MacDonald Presents Paper at Economic History Association 2023 Annual Meeting

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Noah MacDonald, who presented his paper, "Insider Trading and Market Efficiency before the SEC: Evidence from the Teapot Dome Scandal," (joint work with Caroline Fohlin), at the Economic History Association 2023 Annual Meeting, September 8-10, 2023, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Congratulations to Noah!


Noah MacDonald Presents Paper at World Congress of Cliometrics

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Noah MacDonald, who presented his paper, "Insider Trading and Market Efficiency before the SEC: Evidence from the Teapot Dome Scandal," (joint work with Caroline Fohlin), at the World Congress of Cliometrics in Dublin, Ireland, July 20-23, 2023.

Congratulations to Noah!


Three Graduate Students Invited to Present at American Society of Health Economists Conference 

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate students, Pablo Estrada and Katie Leinenbach, and fifth-year graduate student, Hanna Glenn, who presented their papers (Pablo Estrada | Katie Leinenbach | Hanna Glenn) at the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) conference in St. Louis, MO on June 11-14, 2023.

Congratulations to Pablo, Katie and Hanna!

 

Graduate Students Recognized for Research and Teaching

The Department of Economics recognized the following graduate students at our awards banquet on April 8, 2024.

Economics Graduate Student Research Award of Excellence: Hanna Glenn

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

Economics Graduate Student Teaching Award of Excellence: Katie Leinenbach

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

Congratulations to this year's Graduate Student award winners! Learn more about these annual departmental awards on our Graduate Student Awards page.


Katie Leinenbach Awarded 2023 Student Award for Inclusive Excellence by The Laney Graduate School

Katie LeinenbachCongratulations to Katie Leinenbach for being awarded the 2023 LGS Student Award for Inclusive Excellence. This award recognizes extraordinary achievements that help create an environment of inclusive excellence in graduate education. Katie's dedication and commitment to fostering a welcoming and diverse community for all graduate students make her an ideal recipient of this award.

Since joining the Economics department at Emory University in 2020, Katie has continuously searched for new strategies to create an inclusive environment for all graduate students, current and future. She has been actively involved in the recruitment process, attends dinners to introduce accepted students to the program, and tailors tours to the student’s individual needs and likes. Katie has served as an Emory Diversifying Graduate Education (EDGE) Ambassador since 2021, attending numerous in-person and virtual Laney Graduate School recruiting events to increase enrollment and matriculation of diverse graduate students.

Moreover, Katie's initiatives extend beyond recruitment. She spearheaded our department First Year Peer Mentor Program to create an inclusive environment for those students new to the program, holding mentoring lunches, meeting with students individually, and organizing social events to introduce students to one another. She also took the initiative to become an Emory Safe Space Ally, hoping to arrange a Safe Space training program for our entire department in the coming year.

Congratulations to Katie on this well-deserved recognition! 

 

Marcelo Ortiz Awarded Fully-Funded Offer to OCE Summer School at University of Chicago

Marcelo Ortiz
Congratulations to third-year graduate student, Marcelo Ortiz, who accepted a fully funded offer to participate in the Optimization-Conscious Econometrics (OCE) Summer School at the University of Chicago,  June 3-6, 2024. 
 

As part of the Optimization-Conscious Econometrics (OCE) Conference III, the Griffin Applied Economics Incubator hosts the Optimization-Conscious Econometrics Summer School with the goal to equip graduate students with tools at the intersection of optimization and econometrics. 


Alessia Scudiero Awarded AEA Summer Fellowship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Congratulations to fourth-year graduate student, Alessia Scudiero, who was awarded an American Economic Association (AEA) Summer Fellowship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland beginning in June 2024. 

The Summer Economics Fellowship allows the fellow to spend a summer in residence at a sponsoring research institution. 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. 


Four Economics Doctoral Students Honored as LGS-EDGE Ambassadors at the Annual Diversity Reception

2023-2024 LGS EDGE Ambassadors
This year's Laney Graduate School LGS-EDGE* Ambassadors were honored at the Annual Diversity Reception on November 1, 2023. The Department of Economics is proud to have four of our doctoral students selected to serve as LGS-EDGE Ambassadors in 2023-2024: Third-year doctoral student, Alessia Scudiero, and second-year doctoral students, Jafet Baca, Michaela Philip, and Guido Romero.  
 
Diversity and community are of highest priority to Emory University and the Laney Graduate School. To promote diversity and a community of inclusiveness, the EDGE initiative was established. EDGE’s goal is to aid Laney Graduate School in the increased exposure, admission, enrollment, successful matriculation and graduation of diverse scholars.   
*EDGE: Emory Diversifying Graduate Education

Fourth Year Graduate Student Leads Workshop on GitHub Copilot for Economic Research

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 |12:00 PM 
Location: R. Randall Rollins (R205)
 

Pablo Estrada, fourth-year graduate student, led a workshop on How to use GitHub Copilot in your research project. Copilot is a AI-powered assistant (ChatGPT but better) that can boost your productivity and coding process. In this workshop, participants were taught how to set up Visual Studio Code and all the extensions necessary to work in economic research: R, Stata, Python, Jupyter Notebook, GitHub, and LaTeX.

The workshop was attended by 22 Economics department faculty and graduate students.


Alessia Scudiero Awarded Fully-Funded Offer to OSG User School

Congratulations to third-year graduate student, Alessia Scudiero, who accepted a fully funded offer to participate in the OSG User School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 7-11, 2023.


Shabnam Shahrezaei Attends NBER Summer School

Congratulations to third-year graduate student, Shabnam Shahrezaei, who attended the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Heterogeneous-Agent Macro Summer School in Cambridge, MA, July 12-14. 2023. 


Graduate Student Paper featured on NBER Home Page

Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student, Andrew Smith, whose paper, "Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice and Patient Harm: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Cases and Adverse Action Reports," joint work with Sara Markowitz, was featured on the NBER home page, May 5, 2023.