2015 PhD Candidates

Boston University Department of Economics

Placement Officer (all fields): Professor Randall P. Ellis, ellisrp@bu.edu, (617) 353-2741
Macro Placement Officer: Professor Simon Gilchrist, sgilchri@bu.edu, (617) 353-6824
PhD Program Administrator: Andrew Campolieto, acamp@bu.edu, (617) 353-4454

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Amrit Photo Sept 2014 crop_67Amrit Amirapu

Fields:
Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Job Market Paper:
Indian Labor Regulations and the Cost of Corruption: Evidence from the Firm Size Distribution

C.V. | Website | aamirapu@bu.edu

References:
Dilip Mookherjee, Kehinde F. Ajayi, Arvind Subramanian

atanuAtanu Bandyopadhyay

Fields:
Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Information, Social Learning

Job Market Paper:
Social Learning with Payoff Externality: Why Some Learn While Others Do Not

C.V. | Website | atanub1@bu.edu

References:
Christophe Chamley, Sambuddha Ghosh, Andrew F. Newman

chakrabartianinAnindya Chakrabarti

Fields:
Macroeconomics

Job Market Paper:
Globalization of Volatility

C.V. | Website | anindya@bu.edu

References:
Alisdair McKay, Adam Zawadowski, Samuel Bazzi

tszkinTszkin Julian Chan

Fields:
Econometrics, Labor Economics

Job Market Paper:
Additive Model with Endogenous Network

C.V. | Website | cjulian@bu.edu

References:
Iván Fernández-Val, Pierre Perron, Daniele Paserman

ECONOMICSMingli Chen

Fields:
Econometrics, Time Series Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Industrial Organization

Job Market Paper:
Estimation of Nonlinear Panel Models with Multiple Unobserved Effects

C.V. | Website | mlchen@bu.edu

References:
Pierre Perron, Iván Fernández-Val, Marc Rysman, Victor Chernozhukov

AparnaAparna Dutta

Fields:
Econometrics, Computational Economics, Regional Economics

Job Market Paper:
Estimation and Testing for a Structural Break in a Spatial Panel Model

C.V. | Website | apdutta@bu.edu

References:
Pierre Perron, Zhongjun Qu, Hiroaki Kaido

Econ-60_cropped_150x225Michael Gechter

Fields:
Development Economics, Econometrics

Job Market Paper:
Generalizing the Results from Social Experiments: Theory and Evidence from Two Experiments in Mexico and India

C.V. | Website | mgechter@bu.edu

References:
Dilip Mookherjee, Hiroaki Kaido, Kevin Lang

goldschmidt1Deborah Goldschmidt

Fields:
Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Economics of the Family

Job Market Paper:
You’re In Then You’re Out: The Incidence and Effects of Being Outsourced

C.V. | Website | dgold11@bu.edu

References:
Claudia Olivetti, Johannes Schmieder, Daniele Paserman

crop-same-res-2Jasmina Hasanhodzic

Fields:
Macroeconomics, Finance, Public Finance, Computational Economics

Job Market Paper:
Using Soft Borrowing Constraints to Produce Large Equity Premiums in Standard OLG Models

C.V. | Website | jah@bu.edu

References:
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Kenneth Judd, Kent Smetters, Andrew W. Lo

Joo-HyungseokHyungseok Joo

Fields:
International Economics, Macroeconomics, Asset Pricing

Job Market Paper:
Sovereign Default Risk, Fiscal Adjustment, and Debt Renegotiation

C.V. | Website | joohs214@bu.edu

References:
Simon Gilchrist, Francois Gourio, Alisdair McKay

UnknownYing Lei

Fields:
Industrial Organization, Applied Game Theory, Microeconomics

Job Market Paper:
Advertising, Customer Reviews and Brand Loyalty

C.V. | Website | ylei@bu.edu

References:
Ching-To Albert Ma, Marc Rysman, Juan Ortner

Anusha_NathAnusha Nath

Fields:
Development Economics, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics

Job Market Paper:
Bureaucrats and Politicians: How Does Electoral Competition Affect Bureaucratic Performance?

C.V. | Website | anushan@bu.edu

References:
Dilip Mookherjee, Andrew F. Newman, Daniele Paserman, Claudia Olivetti

Yangshin_ParkYangshin Park

Fields:
Industrial Organization, Financial Economics, Applied Econometrics

Job Market Paper:
Bank Merger Incentives and Market Competition: Two-sided Matching Model with Externalities

C.V. | Website | yaspark@bu.edu

References:
Marc Rysman, Jordi Jaumandreu, Francesco Decarolis

Econ_105_croppedAlejandro Rivera

Fields:
Corporate Finance, Macroeconomics, Asset Pricing

Job Market Paper:
Dynamic Moral Hazard, Risk-Shifting, and Optimal Capital Structure

C.V. | Website | arivera1@bu.edu

References:
Jianjun Miao, Francois Gourio, Berardino Palazzo, Simon Gilchrist

satirYasemin Satir

Fields:
Political Economy, Public Finance, Peace Economics, Macroeconomics

Job Market Paper:
Ballots and Bullets as Complementary Tactics

C.V. | Website | yasemins@bu.edu

References:
Laurent Bouton, Sambuddha Ghosh, Randall P. Ellis

seymourDavid Seymour

Fields:
Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomic Theory

Job Market Paper:
Free to Cruise: Designing a Market for Tradable Taxicab Cruising Rights

C.V. | Website | dtseymou@bu.edu

References:
Dilip Mookherjee, Juan Ortner, Michael Manove

ShunanWuShunan Wu

Fields:
Development Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Job Market Paper:
College Expansion and Educational Attainment: A Study in China

C.V. | Website | shunanwu@bu.edu

References:
Kehinde F. Ajayi, Dilip Mookherjee, Kevin Lang

YoungNNathaniel Young

Fields:
Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Empirical Microeconomics

Job Market Paper:
Formal Banking and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Analysis in India

C.V. | Website | nvcyoung@bu.edu

References:
Dilip Mookherjee, Marc Rysman, Samuel Bazzi, Francesco Decarolis

weiyuGrace Wei Yu

Fields:
Industrial Organization, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics

Job Market Paper:
Inference of Service with Limited Data — Apple and China Unicom’s iPhone Exclusivity

C.V. | Website | yuwei@bu.edu

References:
Marc Rysman, Francesco Decarolis, Hiroaki Kaido

Mengxi Zhang 180240Mengxi Zhang

Fields:
Microeconomic Theory, Organizational Economics, Behavioral Economics

Job Market Paper:
Subjective Evaluations as an Optimal Feedback Mechanism

C.V. | Website | mengxi@bu.edu

References:
Barton L. Lipman, Jawwad Noor, Dilip Mookherjee, Kevin Lang