PhD Student Achievements

2024 Rosenstein-Rodan Prize Awarded to Justin Jihao Hong

We are very happy to announce the winner of the 2024 Rosenstein-Rodan prize, awarded by the IED: Justin Jihao Hong: Corruption and Human Capital Supply for the State Congratulations, Justin!  The Rosenstein-Rodan prize is awarded annually in memory of Professor Paul Rosenstein-Rodan. A monetary prize is awarded to the best research paper(s) in development economics […]

PhD student Sophie Li wins IPUMS research award

Sophie Li, a PhD student in the Economics Department, was awarded the IPUMS Excellence in Research Award for her work on gender dynamics in the US Postal Service. The IPUMS mission of democratizing data demands that we increase the representation of scholars from groups that are systemically excluded in research spaces. This award is an opportunity to highlight […]

2024 Abdala Fieldwork Grants winners announced

The Institute for Economic Development in the Department of Economics announces the recipients of the 2024 Abdala fieldwork research grants, which are made possible by a generous gift from alumnus Manuel Abdala: Laura Aquino & John Hassett Mexican Gender Parity Rules and the Changing Faces of Women’s Executive Power Anastasiia Arbuzova Gendered Differences in Mobility […]

Economics students accepted into University of Chicago Summer Programming

Congratulations to Economics PhD student Ayush Gupta, who will attend this year’s Price Theory Summer Camp, an intensive one-week program hosted by The University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute for Economics with the goal of introducing Economics PhDs to price theory.   An additional congratulations to undergraduate Economics student Zifan Huang, who is among a 45-student cohort accepted to this […]

PhD Student’s Summer Class Talks Poverty

Current Ph.D. student Lee Tucker is teaching a summer course called Economics of Poverty and Discrimination in the United States. An article in BU Today featured Tucker’s fascinating course on this complex topic, which includes discussions on gender, race, age, and more. Tucker is inspiring his students to bring their questions around poverty into their […]

PhD Student Achievements: Congrats to Matt, Francois, and Sara!

We are excited to announce these wonderful recent achievements of 3 of our PhD students here at BU Econ! 1. Matthew Johnson received a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Policy Research from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The 1-year fellowship will support Johnson’s research projects on workplace safety and health. IThe fellowship includes invitations to […]