Matt Ross, one of our Ph.D. graduates, was interviewed by The Guardian about the new study of racial profiling in police stops in the State of California, as well as about his own research with UConn faculty member Steve Ross and another Ph.D. graduate Jesse Kalinowski:
Anupam Nanda has accepted a Professorship at the University of Manchester, UK. He will start in November this year.
Anupam completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Connecticut in 2006. Anupam has been at the University of Reading and has developed a significant scholarly reputation for his research in real estate markets. Professor Stephen Ross was his major advisor.
Omicron Delta Epsilon inductees:
Andrew Hendrickson Jr.
Economics Department General Scholarship
Kathryn A. Cassidy Economics Scholarship
Rockwood Q. P. Chin Scholarship
Louis D. Traurig Scholarship
Paul N. Taylor Memorial Prize
Julia & Harold Fenton and Yolanda & Augustine Sineti Scholarship
Charles Triano Scholarship
Dr. Joseph W. McAnneny Jr. Scholarship
Ross Mayer Scholarship
Albert E. Waugh Scholarship
W. Harrison Carter Award
Abraham Ribicoff Graduate Fellowship
Timothy A. and Beverly C. Holt Economics Fellowship
Economics Department General Scholarship
Best Third Year Paper Award
Roklen Graduate Research Scholarship
Eleanor Bloom Trust Fund
Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Miranda Mendiola Valdez
Grillo Family Research Award
Grillo Family Teaching Award
Employee Appreciation Awards
Steven Lanza – 25 years
Richard Langlois – 35 years
Subhash Ray – 35 years
Congratulations to everyone!
Kevin Wood has been awarded a nationally competitive Ph.D. Fellowship from the Boston College Center for Retirement Research and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
His doctoral research examines decisions of older Americans in response to the introduction of the Affordable Care Act including retirement prior to receipt of Medicare and enrollment in other SSA programs such as Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income program.
In recent years this fellowship has been awarded to graduate students at institutions such as Yale, Harvard and the University of Maryland. Congratulations to Kevin on his accomplishment!
Three of our PhD students, Zhonghui Zhang, Huarui Jing, and Rui Sun, will be presenting their research at the New York Camp Econometrics XIV poster session in April:
“Mahalanobis Metric Based Clustering for Fixed Effects Model,” Chihwa Kao (University of Connecticut), Min-Seong Kim (University of Connecticut), and Zhonghui Zhang (University of Connecticut).
“The Robustness Study of Sieve Estimation on Asset Pricing Model,” Huarui Jing (University of Connecticut).
“Bias-Corrected Estimators in the Dynamic Panel Data Model,” Chihwa Kao (University of Connecticut), Long Liu (University of Texas- San Antonio) and Rui Sun (University of Connecticut).
For more information about the conference, see: New York Camp Econometrics XIV
PhD students Rui Sun and Zhonghui Zhang have had their papers accepted at the 2019 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society (2019 AMES).
Zhonghui Zhang will be presenting his paper “Mahalanobis Metric Based Clustering for Fixed Effects Model”.
Rui Sun’s paper “Bias-Corrected Estimators in the Dynamic Panel Data Model” has been accepted for poster session.
The conference, June 14-16, 2019 at Xiamen University, is held by the Econometric Society, the international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics.
Graduate students Shiyi Chen, Edlira Cocoli, Treena Goswami, Xin Liang, and Patralekha Ukil presented papers at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Economics Association in New York, Feb. 28–Mar. 3. Paper titles are listed below. If you see them in the hallways, be sure to ask them about their research.
Shiyi Chen: Affirmative Action and Interracial Marriage
Edlira Cocoli: The Impact of Promise Programs on Student Enrollment: A Nationwide Analysis of Enrollment Impact by Gender, Race and Program Type
Treena Goswami: High Skilled Immigrant Inflows and More Managerial Natives?
Xin Liang: Early Retirement, Pension System and the High Saving Rate in China, University of Connecticut
Patralekha Ukil: Parental Economic Shocks and Infant Health
Xiupeng Wang successfully defended his PhD dissertation “Three Essays: Cross-National Comparisons of Labor Market Dynamics” in June and will take a position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the Initiative on the Digital Economy in the Sloan School of Management headed by Professor Erik Brynjolfsson. The Economics Department congratulates Xiupeng on his success!
In his dissertation, Wang examined patterns of employment and wage dynamics that occur in response to technological innovation across multiple countries. A key finding of his work is that those in middle skill jobs with relatively stronger skills systematically move to more cognitively oriented jobs with better pay when technology is introduced. In contrast those in middle skill jobs with relatively weaker skills among workers in that category move to worse jobs characterized by manual work and worse pay when technology is introduced. His research also shows that countries with higher levels of unionization tend to have fewer workers who move into lower paid jobs as technology is introduced. Wang’s thesis committee consisted of Professors Ken Couch and Delia Furtado of UConn and Professor Richard Freeman of Harvard University.
We congratulate Michael DiNardi on his recent successful final defense of his dissertation entitled ‘Three Essays in Health and Labor Economics”. Mike will move on after graduation to join the Economics Department at the University of Rhode Island in the Fall of 2018 in a tenure track faculty position. His dissertation examined three different topics, two dealing with public health insurance. In one chapter, Mike looked at the impact of health insurance expansions on work behavior of individuals who gain coverage. In another, he explores the impact of expansions of health insurance coverage on staffing of nurses in hospitals. The third topic examined was the impact of internet expansions on individual health. Mike’s dissertation committee consisted of Ken Couch, David Simon, and Melanie Guldi.
Zinnia Mukherjee, an ’09 PhD graduate of the Department of Economics, received the Professor of the Year award at the Simmons College Senior Faculty Banquet in April.
This award, voted upon each year by the entire graduating class of Simmons College, recognizes outstanding work “in teaching, advising, and providing support and guidance to students.”