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Economics Ph.D. Students

Job Market Candidates 2017-2018

  • Rodrigo Balcazar

    Rodrigo Aranda Balcazar

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program

    B.S. Economics, Universidad Iberoamericana

    Research interests: Health economics, applied microeconomics, poverty and inequality, and public policy

  • Ali Enami

    Ali Enami

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program

    M.A. Economics, University of Akron
    MBA Malek-Ashtar University of Technology (Iran)
    B.S. Industrial Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology (Iran)

    Research interests: Public economics, education economics, health economics, and development economics

  • Jacqueline Fiore

    Jacqueline Fiore

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program

    M.S. Epidemiology, George Washington University
    B.A. Communication/Business Admin, University of Delaware

    Research interests: health economics, development economics, public policy

  • Michael Spanbauer

    Michael Spanbauer

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program

    B.A. Economics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    Research interests: public policy, urban economics, environmental and energy economics


Graduate students

  • Sanjukta Basu

    Sanjukta Basu

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics

    Research interests: experimental economics, public choice theory and microeconomics

  • Koray Caglayan

    Koray Caglayan

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Economics, Tulane University

    Research interests: economics of education, development economics, poverty trap, physiology of poverty

  • Feng Chen

    Feng Chen

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Public finance, Central University of Finance and Economics
    B.A. Finance, Shandong University of Technology

    Research interests: economics of education, applied microeconomics, labor economics

  • Stephanie Fortune-Taylor

    Stephanie Fortune-Taylor

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.Ed., University of California-Riverside
    B.A. Anthropology, Stanford University

    Research interests: labor economics

  • Siobhan Innes-Gawn

    Siobhan Innes-Gawn

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Economics, Tulane University

    Research interests: Health economics

  • Dmitry Kurochkin

    Dmitry Kurochkin

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.S. Mathematics, Tulane University
    M.S. Chemistry, Tulane University
    M.S. Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
    B.S. Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

    Research interests: environmental economics, renewable energy integration

  • Sean Larkin

    Sean Larkin

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Economics, University of Maine
    B.S. Applied Physics, Pacific Lutheran University
    B.A. Economics, Pacific Lutheran University

    Research interests: public economics, poverty and inequality, development economics

  • Mengde Liu

    Mengde Liu

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    B.A. Beloit College

    Research interests: public finance, health economics

  • Valentina Martinez-Pabon

    Valentina Martinez-Pabon

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Economics, Universidad de los Andes
    B.S. Economics, Universidad de los Andes

    Research interests: poverty and inequality, economics of education, applied microeconomics

  • Mary Penn

    Mary Penn

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Policy Economics, Tulane University
    B.A. International Studies and Spanish, University of Kentucky

    Research interests: regulation, fiscal policy, environmental economics

  • Siyu Quan

    Siyu Quan

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    B.S. Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid

    Research interests: Health economics, public policy

  • Daniela Rivero Bryant

    Daniela Rivero Bryant

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    B.S. Industrial Engineering, Universidad Católica Boliviana-San Pablo

    Research interests: disaster economics, resilience, public policy, urban economics

  • Alexander Siebert

    Alexander Siebert

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    B.S.

    Research interests:

  • Cuicui Song

    Cuicui Song

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    B.A. International Trade, Zhengzhou University

    Research interests: public finance, poverty and inequality

  • Brigham Walker

    Brigham Walker

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.Sc. Finance, University of London
    A.L.M. Management, Harvard University
    B.A. Molecular Biology, Princeton University

    Research interests: health systems, human capital, development economics, fiscal policy, behavioral economics

  • Rui Wang

    Rui Wang

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    B.A. Law, Hainan University, Haikou, China
    M.A. Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China
    M.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut

    Research interests: environmental and resource economics; law and economics; health economics

  • Yang Wang

    Yang Wang

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    B.A. Finance, Nankai University
    B.A. Economics, Westminster College
    M.S. Statistical and Economic Modeling, Duke University

    Research interests: health economics, public finance, applied econometrics

  • Ziqi Xie

    Ziqi Xie

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Northeastern University

    Research interests: public finance, taxation, health economics

  • Jin Xing

    Jin Xing

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.S. Economics, Drexel University
    M.S. Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

    Research interests: public finance, health economics

  • Lu Yao

    Lu Yao

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    B.A. University of Cincinnati

    Research interests: econometrics, taxation

  • Jingyi Zhang

    Jingyi Zhang

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics
    B.A. Mathematics, Shandong Technology and Business University

    Research interests: labor economics; health economics

  • Rujun Zhao

    Rujun Zhao

    Graduate student, Ph.D. program
    M.A. Northeastern University

    Research interests: public policy, urban economics