PhD Candidates 2019

Boston University Department of Economics

Placement Officer: Professor Stefania Garetto, garettos@bu.edu, (617)358-5887
PhD Program Administrator: Andrew Campolieto, acamp@bu.edu, (617) 353-4454

The 2019 Candidates will be posted in October.

View the 2018 Placement Brochure (Here)

Sort by: Name, Primary Field

Andrew Busey

Fields: Urban Economics, Economic History, Health Economics
Job Market Paper: Identifying Agglomeration Economies: Looking Back and Thinking Ahead
C.V. | Website | abusey@bu.edu
References: Bob Margo, Martin Fiszbein, James Feigenbaum, Leslie Boden


Daeha Cho

Fields: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics
Job Market Paper: Investment Shocks, Unemployment Risk, and Macroeconomic Comovement
C.V. | Website | dhacho@bu.edu
References: Alisdair McKay, Robert King, Simon Gilchrist, Stephen Terry


Kevin Cooke

Fields: Microeconomic Theory, Behavioral Economics, Network Economics, Political Economy
Job Market Paper: Preference Discovery and Experimentation
C.V. | Website | kmcooke@bu.edu
References: Jawwad Noor, Bart Lipman, Bob Margo


Mario Alberto Cruz Gonzalez

Fields: Labor Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics
Job Market Paper: The Effect of Compulsory Preschool on Educational Outcomes and Parents’ Behavior: Evidence from Mexico
C.V. | Website | mgonza@bu.edu
References: Kevin Lang, Ivan Fernandez-Val, Kehinde Ajayi, Marcus Winters


Buqu Gao

Fields: Industrial Organization, Applied Theory, Behavioral Economics, Corporate Finance
Job Market Paper: Time Inconsistency and Naiveté-Based Price Discrimination
C.V. | Website | bgao@bu.edu
References: Dilip Mookherjee, Albert Ma, Juan Ortner, Jawwad Noor


Matthew Gudgeon

Fields: Labor Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy
Job Market Paper: Earnings Responses, Adjustment Costs, and the Role of Firm Labor Demand
C.V. | Website | mgudgeon@bu.edu
References: Johannes Schmieder, Kevin Lang, Samuel Bazzi


Samarth Gupta

Fields: Applied Microeconomics, Organizational Economics
Job Market Paper:What do Good Managers do? Evidence from an Insurance Firm in India
C.V. | Website | samarth@bu.edu
References: Dilip Mookherjee, Kevin Lang, Daniele Paserman


Will Johnson

Fields: International Trade, Economic Growth, Development Economics
Job Market Paper: Economic Growth and the Evolution of Comparative Advantage in an Occupation-Based Network of Industries
C.V. | Website | willj@bu.edu
References: Dilip Mookherjee , Stefania Garetto, Martin Fiszbein


Matthew Johnson

Fields: Labor Economics, Public Economics
Job Market Paper: Does Cleaner Air Affect Worker Safety? How Firms Balance Multiple Regulatory Demands
C.V. | Website | matthew.johnson@duke.edu
References: Johannes Schmieder, Kevin Lang, Seth Sanders , Michael Toffel


Jonathon Lecznar

Fields: Macroeconomics, Regional Economics, International Economics
Job Market Paper: Geographic Aggregation and the Measurement of Real Consumption Growth and Volatility
C.V. | Website | jlecznar@bu.edu
References: Stephen Terry, Adam Guren, Marianne Baxter


Henry Lin

Fields: Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomic Theory, Organizational Economics, Health Economics
Job Market Paper: Referral and Inspection
C.V. | Website | henlin@bu.edu
References: Albert Ma, Juan Ortner, Bart Lipman


Maria Dolores Palacios

Fields: Labor Economics, Organizational Economics, Industrial Organization
Job Market Paper: Price Setting and Multitasking by Sales Agents: Evidence from a Contract Change
C.V. | Website | doloresp@bu.edu
References: Kevin Lang, Marc Rysman, Andrew Newman


Shree Ravi

Fields: Development Economics, Urban Economics, Labor Economics
Job Market Paper: Evaluating the Effect of Place-Based Policies: Evidence from Indian SEZs
C.V. | Website | sravi@bu.edu
References: Samuel Bazzi, Johannes Schmieder, Kehinde Ajayi, Dilip Mookherjee


Nick Saponara

Fields: Economic Theory, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics
Job Market Paper: Revealed Understanding
C.V. | Website | saponara@bu.edu
References: Jawwad Noor, Bart Lipman, Larry Epstein


Lee Tucker

Fields: Labor Economics, Development Economics
Job Market Paper: Monopsony for Whom? Evidence from Brazilian Administrative Data
C.V. | Website | tuckerl@bu.edu
References: Daniele Paserman, Sam Bazzi, Johannes Schmieder


Christoph Walsh

Fields: Industrial Organization, Development Economics
Job Market Paper: Social Impacts of New Radio Markets in Ghana: A Dynamic Structural Analysis
C.V. | Website | walshcb@bu.edu
References: Marc Rysman, Francesco Decarolis, Andrew Newman


Han Ye

Fields: Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Job Market Paper: The Effect of Pension Subsidies on Retirement Decisions of Older Women: Evidence from a Regression Kink Design
C.V. | Website | yehan@bu.edu
References: Johannes Schmieder, Kevin Lang, Daniele Paserman


Zhiteng Zeng

Fields: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Asset pricing
Job Market Paper: Firm Heterogeneity, Bank Loan Portfolios, and the Slow Recovery in the Great Recession
C.V. | Website | zengzht@bu.edu
References: Simon Gilchrist, Robert King, Stephen Terry


Chi Zhang

Fields: Microeconomics, Game Theory
Job Market Paper: Social Network of Indirect Favor Exchange
C.V. | Website | cz0425@bu.edu
References: Jawwad Noor, Barton Lipman, Juan Ortner


Yi Zhang

Fields: Microeconometrics, Financial Econometrics, Network Economics
Job Market Paper: Inference for Incomplete Strategic Network Formation Models
C.V. | Website | yalezhan@bu.edu
References: Hiroaki Kaido, Ivan Fernandez-val, Pierre Perron


Haoyu Zhou

Fields: Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics
Job Market Paper: State’s Inclination to State-owned Enterprises: Revisiting China’s Privatization with A Dynamic Perspective
C.V. | Website | haoyuzho@bu.edu
References: Marc Rysman, Francesco Decarolis, Jordi Jaumandreu


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Costas Cavounidis

Altinoglu_photoFields: Microeconomics, Theory, Labor Economics
Job Market Paper: When Does Information Determine Market Size? Search and Rational Inattention
C.V. | Websiteccavouni@bu.edu
References: Kevin Lang, Sambuddha Ghosh, Bart Lipman, Juan Ortner


Jonathan Hersh

Fields: Development, International, Applied Econometrics, Machine Learning
Job Market Paper: Poverty from Space: Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery for Economic Well-being and Geographic Targeting
C.V. | Websitejhersh@bu.edu
References: Marianne Baxter, Sam Bazzi, Ray Fisman, John Byers


Yue Jiang

Altinoglu_photoFields: Macroeconomics, Finance, Financial Economics
Job Market Paper: Fire Sales and Endogenous Volatility
C.V. | Websiteyuej@bu.edu
References: Christophe Chamley, Jianjun Miao, Dirk Hackbarth


Matthew Klepacz

Altinoglu_photoFields: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Applied Econometrics, Computational Economics
Job Market Paper: Price Setting and Volatility: Evidence from Oil Price Volatility Shocks
C.V. | Websitemklepacz@bu.edu
References: Simon Gilchrist, Adam Guren, Stephen Terry, Raphael Schoenle


Michael Lipsitz

Altinoglu_photoFields: Labor Economics, Organizational Economics, Health Economics
Job Market Paper: Cutting Out the Competition: The Effect of Labor Market Conditions on Noncompete Agreements
C.V. | Websitelipsitzm@bu.edu
References: Andrew Newman, Kevin Lang, Juan Ortner


Calvin Luscombe

Altinoglu_photoFields: Industrial Organization, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Job Market Paper: Marijuana Access and the Demand for Opioids in Medicare Part D
C.V. | Websitecalvinl@bu.edu
References: Randall Ellis, Francesco Decarolis, Keith Ericson


Talal Rahim

Altinoglu_photoFields: Industrial Organization, Financial Economics, Applied Econometrics, Computational Economics
Job Market Paper: Can Peer-to-Peer Platforms Improve Market Outcomes by Controlling Market Prices?
 C.V. | Websiterahimt@bu.edu
References: Marc Rysman, Berardino Palazzo, Hiroki Kaido


Svetoslav Semov

Altinoglu_photoFields: Financial Economics, Industrial Organization
Job Market Paper: Common Ownership, Competition and Firm Financial Policy
C.V. | Websitesemov@bu.edu
References: Stephen Terry, Evgeny Lyandres, Berardino Palazzo

 


Yuan Tian

Altinoglu_photoFields: Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Development Economics
Job Market Paper: Expecting the Unexpected: Uniform Quantile Regression Bands with an Application to Investor Sentiments
C.V. | Websitety@bu.edu
References: Zhongjun Qu, Pierre Perron, Ivan Fernandez-Val


Peter Huaiyuan Wang

Altinoglu_photoFields: Macroeconomics, International Economics
Job Market Paper: Inequality Trends, Marginal Income Tax Progressivity Regimes and the Current Account
C.V. | Websitehwa4@bu.edu
References: Christophe Chamley, Stephen Terry, Alisdair McKay


Wenjia Zhu

Altinoglu_photoFields: Health Economics, Microeconometrics, Development Economics
Job Market Paper: Breadth of Provider Networks and Health Care Costs: Evidence from the US Employer-Based Health Insurance Market
C.V. | Websitewz97@bu.edu
References: Randall Ellis, Thomas G. McGuire, Keith M. Ericson, Samuel Bazzi