Author: Courtney Sullivan

BU Economics PhD Student Elisabeth Perlman awarded Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation

BU Economics PhD Student Elisabeth Perlman was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The grant was awarded to support her work on the paper “Dense Enough To Be Brilliant: Patents, Urbanization, and Transportation in Nineteenth Century America”, part of her dissertation titled “Three Papers on the Expansion of Information and […]

BU Economics PhD student Matthew Johnson awarded Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy grant

PhD student Matthew Johnson received a grant from the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, a Washington, DC, based think tank. The grant is together with Michael Toffel at the Harvard Business School and David Levine at the University of California, Berkeley. Their project is to develop a low cost randomized control trial to provide a clearer […]

IED’s Rosenstein-Rodan Prize awarded to Mirko Fillbrunn, Anusha Nath, and Nate Young

The Institute for Economic Development awards the Rosenstein-Rodan Prize for the best original research on development economics or a related discipline among PhD students. This year there was an extraordinarily large number of high quality submissions, making the problem of selection particularly difficult. The papers were read and evaluated by a committee of six IED […]

MA Students Admitted to Top PhD Programs

Boston University MA graduates often go on to top PhD programs, but this year’s PhD placements are particularly remarkable.  Numerous students had difficult but enviable choices to make from multiple admission offers before settling on their final destinations.  Among the PhD programs our students will be joining next year are University of Chicago, New York […]

College Prize for Excellence in Economics goes to Guy Aridor, Calvin Chiu, and Jessika Smith

The College Prize for Excellence in Economics recognizes undergraduate students who have shown great achievement in economics, commitment to the field, and a deep passion for learning.  This year’s recipients are Guy Aridor, Calvin Chiu, and Jessika Smith.  Guy has completed his studies in economics, computer science, and mathematics while playing on the BU curling […]

Alumna Julie Shi coauthor on finalist paper in NIHCM Foundation’s Annual Health Care Research Award

Recent graduate Julie Shi (PhD ’13) coauthored a paper that was selected as a finalist for NIHCM Foundation’s 20th Annual Health Care Research Award competition. The competition evaluated over 110 high-quality submissions for the awards, representing the best health care research published in 2013. The paper was written while Julie was still working on her […]

BU Economics’ Jianjun Miao promoted to Full Professor

President Bob Brown and Provost Jean Morrison announced this week the promotion of 13 members of our Charles River Campus faculty to Full Professor at Boston University, including Jianjun Miao of the Department of Economics. Quoting from Provost Morrison’s statement, Through seminal scholarship, eye-opening exploration, and a passion for the transmission of knowledge, these exceptional […]