PhD Student Achievements

Call For Papers: 2015 Rosenstein-Rodan Essay Prize

—The Institute for Economic Development is pleased to announce the call for the 2015 Rosenstein-Rodan Essay submissions. In memory of Professor Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, a prize of $1500 will be awarded to the best research paper in development economics submitted by a graduate student at Boston University. —Eligibility: Any currently enrolled Economics PhD student who has […]

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 […]

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 PhD students’ fellowship activity

The Department of Economics is proud to report on fellowships recently awarded to our PhD students. Richard Baker received a Dissertation Fellowship from the Economic History Association for the 2013-14 academic year. See for details on the program. Jasmina Hasanhodzic received an NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowship on the Economics of an Aging Workforce for the […]

BU Economics PhD student selected to attend WEAI’s 2014 Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop

Michael Gechter was one of 16 Ph.D. students selected to participate in WEAI’s 2014 Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop. This hands-on experience in job-market paper presentation and interviewing skills will be held in conjunction with WEAI’s 89th Annual Conference, June 27 to July 1, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Denver. The selection committee chose from among […]