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Placement History

Placement History of University of Virginia Ph.D. Students

Year Name Initial Placement

Thesis Title

2014 Ismail Baydur Assistant Professor, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan Worker Selection, Hiring, and Vacancies
2014 Felipe Benguria Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky Essays in International Economics
2014 Jonathan Eggleston Economist, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics, Division, U.S. Census Bureau Spousal Labor Supply and Unemployment: Estimates from a Household Search Model
2014 Raju Huidrom Research Economist, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank Essays on Macro-Financial Linkages and Monetary Policy
2014 Haiyan Liu Assistant Professor, University of South Florida A Structural Model of Advertising Signaling and Social Learning: The Case of the Motion Picture Industry
2014 L. Patten Mahler Assistant Professor, Centre College, KY Three Essays on Teacher Labor Markets
2014 Charles Murry Assistant Professor, Penn State University Advertising in Vertical Relationships: An Equilibrium Model of the Automobile Industry
2014 Huzeyfe Torun Economist, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Policy Impacts of Early Labor Market Outcomes
2014 Sarah Tulman Research Agricultural Economist, Economic Research Service, USDA Altruism (?) in the Presence of Costly Voting: A Theoretical and Experimental Analysis
2013 Stephen Bruestle Research Economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency Targeted Advertising in the Information Age
2013 Christopher Clapp Assistant Professor, Florida State University Should My Car Move or Should We? An Intra-Household Model of Residential Commuting Choices
2013 Sisr Debnath Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad Three Empirical Essays on Development Economics in India                                                 
2013 Stephanie Demperio Consultant, Antitrust and Intellectual Property, NERA Cigarette Taxes, Smoking Bans, and Smoking Behavior
2013 Daniel Fried Analyst, Congressional Budget Office Inflation, Default, and the Currency Composition of Foreign Debt
2013 Parth Havnurkar Economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency Three Essays on Structural Macroeconomics
2013 Jeffrey Hulbert Associate, The Analysis Group Three Essays on Health Insurance
2013 Mariusz Kolczykiewicz Senior Policy Associate, Acumen Marriage Markets, Timing of First Marriage, and Child Outcomes
2013 Michael Schreck Associate, The Analysis Group Voluntary Contribution Behavior in Social Giving Environments: Experiments in the Lab and Field
2013 Sean Sullivan Antitrust Attorney, Federal Trade Commission An Experimental Study of Settlement Delay in Pre-trial Bargaining with Asymmetric Information
2012 Aaron Butz Economist, Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress Do Higher Order Approximations Help Identify Structural Parameters?
2012 Elizabeth Cubbage Senior Analytical Consultant, SAS Institute Financial Deregulation and the Great Moderation
2012 Moonjung Choi The World Bank Export Prices and Market Access of Exporting Countries: Theories and Evidence
2012 Dusan Curcic Digonex Consumer Overconfidence and the Choice of Cell Phone Plans
2012 Erin Dunlop American Institutes for Research (AIR) Community Colleges and Educational Attainment: The Impact of Financial Aid and College Quality
2012 Xiaohuan Lan Cheong Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing, China Essays in Labor and Development Economics
2012 Paul Landefeld Economist, Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress The Role of Transportation Costs in Trade and Wages
2012 Vu Le Virginia Retirement System Essays on Global Asset Allocation
2012 Xiangjun (April) Ma Assistant Professor, School of International Trade and Economics (SITE), University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing,China Organizational Boundaries, Transfer Prices and Export Prices of International Firms: Theories and Firm-Level Evidence
2012 Ruwei Wang Senior Data Analyst, Capital One Disability Insurance in General Equilibrium
2012 Supbhawong (Sav) Vichaphund National Science and Technology Development Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology, Royal Thai Government Three Essays in Applied Microeconomics
2012 Nan (Tony) Zhang Department of Finance, City of New York Productivity and Labor Market Effects of Offshoring to Low-Wage Countries
2012 Yiyi (Lily) Zhou Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University (SUNY) Bayesian Estimation of a Dynamic Equilibrium Model of Pricing and Entry in Two-Sided Markets: Application to Video Games
2011 Marianne Corbishley Economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency For the Love of Shrink Wrap: A Structural Empirical Analysis of Bundling in the College Textbook Market
2011 Shushanik Hakobyan Visiting Assistant Professor,
Middlebury College, VT
Essays on U.S. Trade Preference Programs
2011 Gihoon Hong Assistant Professor, Indiana University at South Bend U.S. and Domestic Migration Decisions of Mexican Workers
2011 Kang Jian Bank of America

A Structural Equilibrium Model of Airline Dynamic Pricing Under Fixed Capacity

2011 Daniel Mackay Visiting Instructor of Economics, University of Richmond, VA Estimating the Impact of Investment Tax Credits on Aircraft Demand
2011 Svetlana Pashchenko Assistant Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden Three Essays on Insurance Markets
2010 Altantsetseg (Alta) Batchuluun Associate Professor, National University of Mongolia Implications of Rational Inattention for Labor Supply and Portfolio Choice
2010 Carlos Espina Deloitte Three Essays on Corporate Taxation and Aggregation Under Firm Heterogeneity
2010 Adam Hyde Visiting Professor, Schools of Business, Wake Forest University, NC

A Structural Model of Obstetrician Location and Treatment Decisions

2010 Gregory Jachno Federal Housing Finance Agency, Risk Analysis and Research Group Mortgage Pricing, Multiple Risk Factors, and the Mortgage Default Option
2010 Soyoung Lee Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI) Essays on Limited Asset Market Participation Model
2010 Susmita Roy Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (post-doc) Three Essays in Applied Microeconomics Topics: Crime, Intra-household Bargaining, and Marital Dissolution
2010 Giandomenico Sarolli Assistant Professor of Economics, Drew University, NJ Adjusting the Volume: Essays on Asset Trading Volume
2010 Xuan Tam Cambridge University, Judge Business School, CFAP (post-doc) Essays on Unsecured Credit Markets
2010 Shuna Wang Fannie Mae Reputation and Entry Deterrence: A Structural Empirical Model of Fighting Brands in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Market
2009 Daniel Becker Federal Trade Commission Non-Wage Job Characteristics and the Case of the Missing Margin
2009 Daniel Carroll Federal Reserve Bank Three Essays on the Political Economy of Progressive Income Taxation
2009 Eric Fesselmeyer Post-doctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore, Department of Economics A Structural Learning Model of Retail Product Select with Information Spillovers
2009 Sarah Hastedt Research Scientist, National Center for Education Statistics Essays on the Economics of Education
2009 Tarun Jain Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad Institutions and Incentives in Developing Countries
2009 Jurate Liaukonyte

Assistant Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management,
Cornell University

Empirical Models of Advertising Content
2009 Young-Joon Park Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) Essays on Household Finance and Macroeconomy
2009 Ponpoje (Poe) Porapakkarm Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Macau University,Taipa, Macau Three Essays on Incomplete Information in Macroeconomics
2009 Uma Radhakrishnan Center for Economic Studies, US Census Bureau A Dynamic Structural Model of Contraceptive Use and Employment Sector Choice For Women in Indonesia
2009 Bo Sun Federal Reserve Board Asset Returns and Executive Compensation Under Earnings Management
2009 Jonathan Williams

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Terry College of Business,
University of Georgia

Excess Capacity, Exclusionary Behavior, and Welfare: A Dynamic Model of Competition in the Airline Industry
2008 Juan Carlos Bisso NERA - National Economic Research Associates, Madrid Three Essays on the Economic Incentives of Law and Contracts
2008 AJ Bostian Post-doctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australian School of Business, Center for Energy & Environmental Markets Essays on Learning and Utility in Two Experiments
2008 Maria Fitzpatrick Post-doctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Institute for Economic Policy Research Early Start:  The Economics of Early Childhood Education
2008 Masahiro Kodama Institute of Developing Economies, Japan Essays on International Risk Sharing and Consumption Fluctuations in Developing Countries
2008 Kien T. Le University of Virginia, Weldon-Cooper Center  Essays on the Agricultural Household Model and Applied Econometrics
2008 Angela Moore Smith Assistant Professor of Economics, James Madison University, VA An Experimental Study of Exclusive Contracts
2008 Jing Yin PriceWaterhouseCoopers Esays on Dynamic Macroeconomics
2008 Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy Assistant Professor of Economics, Iowa State University A Bad Peace or a Good War:  A Structural Estimation Model of Spousal Conflict and Divorce
2007 Kyungsoo Cha Korea Energy Economic Institute (KEEI) Understanding the Effects of Stochastic Fiscal Policy Shocks on Business Cycle Fluctuations
2007 Scott E. Davis CNA Corporation A Structural Model of the Effects of Housing Vouchers on Housing Consumption and Labor Supply
2007 Jose M. Fernandez Assistant Professor, College of Business, University of Louisville, KY A Dynamic Empirical Model of Patient Learning and Experimentation Using Clinical Trial Data
2007 Chunwei Lai Hong Kong Polytechnic University Essays on International Trade and Human Capital
2007 Catherine Tyler Mooney University of Oklahoma Market Power in the Media: A Structural Empirical Analysis of the Radio Broadcasting Industry, 1998-2003
2007 Richard Nelson University of Utah Is the Best Offense a Good Defense? Theory and Evidence of Trade-Induced Defensive Innovation in Developing Countries
2007 Panayiotis Pourpourides Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales Essays on Wages and Wage Inequality Over the Business Cycle
2007 Marc Santugini HEC Montreal, Institute of Applied Economics Observational Learning in the Motion Picture Market
2007 Sarah Simmons Rhodes College, TN Welfare (to School?) to Work: How Welfare Reform Affects Collegiate Attainment
2006 Naoko Akashi California State University, Fullerton The Effects of Insurers' Hospital Choice Restrictions on the Demand for Health Care
2006 Erhan Artuc Koc University, Turkey Essays on Trade Policy and Labor Mobility
2006 Keith Brand US Federal Trade Commission A Structural Model of Health Insurance Choice and Health Care Demand in the Medicare Managed Care Program
2006 Paul Carrillo George Washington University An Equilibrium Search Model for Buyers and Sellers and an Empirical Application for the Real Estate Market
2006  Levent Celik CERGE-EI Essays on the Economics of Informative Advertising with Applications to the Television Industry
2006 Ufuk Devrim Demirel University of Colorado at Boulder Essays on Macroeconomic Policies and Stabilization
2006 Sangyeon Hwang Samsung Economic Research Institute Essays on Exchange Rates and Optimal Monetary Policy
2006 Jayani Jayawardhana Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies, Medical University of South Carolina Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and Welfare: A Structural Model of Consumers and Firms in the Market for Prescription Drugs
2006 Bilgehan Karabay Central Bank of Turkey Essays on International Trade and Political Economy: The Importance of Incentives, Information, and Globalization
2006 Serguey Khovansky Mount Saint Mary College, NY Effects of Expected Utility Maximization on Composition and Pricing of Financial Derivatives
2006 Ken-Shih Lin Fannie Mae Essays on Asset Allocation and Option Returns
2006 Fangzhou (Carrie) Na Fannie Mae Derivative Pricing and Portfolio Choice under Flexible Non-Linear Return Dynamics
2006 Esen Onur Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California-Davis The Role of Asymmetric Information Among Investors in the Foreign Exchange Market
2006 Ganesh Seshan Georgetown School of Foreign Service Assessing the Distributional Impact of Trade Liberalization in a Developing Country
2006 Ki Eun Shim SK Research Institute for SUPEX Management Border Effects and FDI: Can FDI Explain the Border Puzzle?
2005 William Craighead < Miami University of Ohio Real Rigidities and Exchange Rate Dynamics
2005 Christina Rennhoff St. Joseph's University, MO Employee Choice of Health Plan and Consumption of Health Care under Employer-Provided Plans
2005 Loren Smith US Federal Trade Commission A Dynamic Equilibrium Model of Demand for New and Used Commercial Aircraft
2005 Sangwon Suh Bank of Korea-Inst. for Monetary and Economic Res. Orthogonal Polynomials in Pricing Options by the PDE and Martingale Approaches
2005 Steve Trost US International Trade Commission Issues in Corporate Philanthropy
2005 Ken Wilbur University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business (Marketing Department) Not All Eyeballs are Created Equal: A Structural Equilibrium Model of Television Advertisers, Networks, and Viewers
2005 Yutaka Yoshino World Bank Testing Pollution Havens Inside and Outside Regional Trading Blocs
2004 Craig Edwards State Street Global Advisors Option Pricing with Continuous-time Markov Chain Regime Switching
2004 Beth Freeborn College of William and Mary, VA An Equilibrium Search Model of the Retail Cocaine Market and Drug Law Enforcement
2004 Hyejoon Im POSCO Research Institute, Seoul, Korea Trading Blocs and Foreign Direct Investment: Theory and Empirics
2004 Sadayuki Ono University of York, UK Essays on the Term Structure of Interest Rates and the Pricing of Equity Options
2004 Paul Sullivan University of Michigan (post-doc) A Dynamic Analysis of Educational, Occupational, and Inter-firm Mobility Decisions
2004 Haimanot Teferra International Monetary Fund Essays in Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth
2003 David Arseneau Board of Governors, Federal Reserve The Time Consistency Problem of Monetary Policy in the Open Economy: Theory and Evidence
2003 Kristin Adams Fink James Madison University, VA Regime-Switching in the Term Structure of Interest Rates
2003 Jason Fink James Madison University, VA Essays on Option Hedging and Estimation When Volatility is Stochastic
2003 Jessica S. Howell California State University at Sacramento A Structural Equilibrium Model of the Market for Higher Education: Assessing the Impact of Eliminating Affirmative Action
2003 Yun-Kwong Kwok Deakin University (Australia) Essays on Global Factor Trade and New Open Economy Macroeconomics
2003 Kara Olson American University, DC The Consequences of U.S. Antidumping Laws
2003 Julia Rongying Qiu Citigroup Corp. Put Warrants: How They Hare are Valued and How They Affect Managerial Incentives
2003 Adam Rennhoff Drexel University, PA A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of Slotting Allowances in the Grocery Industry
2002 David Byrne Federal Reserve Board An Empirical Equilibrium Search-Matching Model of Unemployment
2002 Michelle Goeree Universiteit van Amsterdam Informative Advertising and the US Personal Computer Market: A Structural Empirical Examination
2002 Yong Joe Fannie Mae Market Liquidity and Volatility Forecasting
2002 Ben Keen Texas Tech University A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Liquidity Effect
2002 Andre Kurmann University of Quebec-Montreal New Keynesian Price and Cost Dynamics: Theory and Evidence
2002 Richard Ruble Michigan State University Imperfect Competition between Buyers and Sellers
2002 John Turner University of Georgia The Patent Renaissance
2002 Yanchun Zhang San Francisco State University Essays on Current Account Dynamics
2001 Joe Attia Econ One, Inc. Financial and Economic Performance of Private Firms: The Case of Egypt
2001 Hua Fang Lukens Consulting Group, Inc. Jumps with Stochastic Rate: An Alternative Option Pricing Model
2001 Ben Keen Washington & Lee University, VA A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Liquidity Effect
2001 Brian McManus Olin Business School, Washington University of St. Louis Nonlinear Pricing in an Oligopoly Market: The Case of Specialty Coffee
2001 Neil Seftor Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Private Schools and the Market for Education: An Analysis of Objectives, Equilibria, and Responses to Government Policies
2001 Michelle Sheran University of North Carolina-Greensboro The Career and Family Choices of Women: a Dynamic Analysis of Labor Force Participation, Schooling, Marriage, and Fertility Decisions
2000 Spencer Graf Charles River Associates Research and Development Competition and the Persistence of Market Power: Theory and Evidence from the Chemical Industry
2000 Monica Hartmann University of St. Thomas An Examination of Airline Safety in a Structural Model of the Airline Industry
2000 Dan Jubinski College of William & Mary, VA Equity Trading Volume and Volatility: An Investigation of fractional Integration and Cointegration
2000 Ellen Merry Federal Reserve The Effect of the Mortgage Interest Deduction on Mortgage Debt and Housing Demand
2000 James Weston Rice University, TX Essays in Empirical Market Microstructure
1999 Thorsten Beck Young Professionals Program, World Bank Essays in International Trade and Financial Development
1999 Larry Kochard University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce Option Pricing and Higher Order Moments of the Risk-Neutral Probability Density Function
1999 Steve Lange Fannie Mae Essays on Volatility and Comovement
1999 Yu-Li Wang National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan What Moves the Exchange Rate before a Monetary Union?
1998 C. Monica Capra University of Arkansas Noisy Expectation Formation in One-Shot Games.
1998 Jose Canals-Cerda University of Colorado-Boulder Equilibrium Models of the Labor Market: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation.
1998 Laura L. Clauser U.S. Department of the Treasury A Dynamic, General Equilibrium Analysis of Flood Insurance, Floodplain Development, and Sea Level Rise
1998 Kevin H. McIntyre Regional Financial Associates,  Inc. Three Essays in International Business Cycles
1998 Jorge A. Raygoza Universidad Iberoamericana The Distribution of Benefits of Site-and-Services Programs
in Developing Countries: Does Mexico's National Solidarity Program Have an Urban Bias
1998 Julia K. Thomas Carnegie Mellon University, PA Nonconvexities, Discrete Individual Choices and the Business Cycle
1997 Tim R. Adam Hong Kong University of 
Science & Technology
Dynamic Corporate Risk Management
1997 Mikel R. Ham Economic Analysis Corp. Rental-Car Service Tenure and Downstream Vertical Integration in the Automobile Industry
1997  Fredrick M. Holt U.S. Census Bureau The Family's Decision to Migrate: A Dynamic Analysis
1997 Allison M. Ivory Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress The Effect of the 1986 Tax Reform Act on Labor Supply and Tax Payer Compliance
1997 Erik Benrud University of Baltimore A Model of the Market for Economic Forecasts
1997 Fidel Perez-Sebastian Public University of Navarra, Spain Invention and Use: Two Models of Technology Adoption
1996 Robert T. Burrus Kenyon College, OH Demand Abatement, Supply Reduction and Legalization: A Theoretical Analysis of Drug Policy 
1996 Anthony W. Cheng U.S. Social Security Administration Estimating the Market Value of Deposit Insurance for Savings and Loans 
1996 Eric P. Eller UNC-Greensboro Tariff Barriers, Liberalization, and Economic Growth
1996 Jeffrey R. Havsy Chicago Board of Trade A Model of Improved Option Pricing Through Theoretical Volatility Determination 
1996 Neeta Sinha Bristol, Myers, and Squibb Estimation of the Effects of Alternate Food Subsidies on Nutrition Levels
1996 Todd R. Stinebrickner University of Michigan
(Post-doc)
A Dynamic, Discrete Choice Model of Teacher Attrition
1996 Christopher A. Swann University of Michigan
(Post-doc)
A Dynamic Analysis of Marriage, Labor Force Participation, and Participation in the AFDC Program
1996 Alexander R. Wolman Federal Reserve, Richmond, VA Four Essays on Monetary Economics 
1995 Lisa R. Anderson American University Information Cascades
1995 Peter M. Bearse University of Tennessee  Essays on the Economics of Crime
1995 Michelle L. Canfield College of William & Mary, VA  Speculative Attacks and a Balance of Payments Crisis: An Optimizing Approach 
1995 Jessica B. Horowitz  Putnam, Hayes, & Bartlett, Inc. Are Team Owners in the National Football League Profit Maximizers? 
1995 Thomas D. Jeitschko Texas A&M University  The Role of Information in Sequential Auctions 
1995 Gladys C. Lopez ITAM (Mexico) Equilibrium Behavior in Posted Price Markets 
1995 Maria A. Mabry University of North Carolina-Asheville The Effects of State Incentives to Business on Location and Factor Usage 
1995 Roger R. Rodriguez  J.W. Wilson Consulting, Washington, D.C. The Buying Option for Electric Utilities: New Regulatory Policies in Electricity Generation 
1995 Benjamin P. Scafidi NYU Law School  Neighborhood, Housing and School Choice 
1994 Amy D. Crews Syracuse University Self-Selection and Administrative Selection in the Estimation of the Effects of In-Kind Transfers 
1994 Dirk W. Early Southwestern College, CA Causes of Homelessness: An Empirical Analysis Using Choice-Based Sampling
1994 John R. Elder Bryant College, RI The Effects of Monetary Policy Uncertainty: A Heteroskedastic Vector Autoregression Analysis
1994 Thomas Kinnaman Bucknell University, PA Three Essays on the Economics of Household Solid Waste Disposal and the Effect of Unit-Based Pricing 
1994 Richard McGrath College of William & Mary, VA Saving Differences Among Generations or Over Time? An Investigation of the Saving Slowdown of the 1980s 
1994 Catherine O'Connor Ohio State University Early-Out Incentives: A Case Study of the U.S. Army's VSI/SSB Programs 
1994 Debra M. Patterson Trinity University, TX General Equilibrium Models of Eastern European Transition
1993 David Chesser University of Missouri at Columbia An Empirical Analysis of the Implications of the Sticky- and Flexible-Price Assumptions 
1993 Andrew J. Holliday Washington & Lee University, VA The Measurement of Antitrust Enforcement 
1993 Charles F. Kramer International Monetary Fund Macroeconomic Uncertainty And Asset Markets: Perspectives On The Size And January Anomalies
1993 Debbie Mullin Marietta College, OH  The Porous Umbrella of the AFL: Evidence from Late Nineteenth-Century State Labor Bureau Reports on the Growth of American Unions 
1993 R. David Mullin Marietta College, OH Enhancing Taxpayer Compliance: Experimental Evidence on Alternative Policies 
1993 Zhenhui Xu College of William & Mary, VA  The Chinese Economy in the 1980s 
1993 Daniel Zabinski Agency for Health Care Policy and Research The Inefficiency of the Tax Preference for Employer-Provided Health Insurance
1992 Gregory Hopper Philadelphia Federal Reserve Three Essays in International Finance 
1992 Regis Renault Univ. of Cergy-Pontoise (France)  Strategic Behavior in Long Term Relationships
1992 Francisco Ruge-Murcia Cambridge University, UK (post-doc) Essays On Credibility, Fiscal Reform and Inflation Stabilization 
1991 Eric Engen UCLA Precautionary Saving, Consumption, and Taxation in a Life-Cycle Model with Stochastic Earnings and Mortality Risk
1991 Derek Neal University of Chicago Sources of Inter-Industry Wage Differentials 
1991 Michael Palumbo University of Houston Health Uncertainty Near the End of the Life Cycle 
1991 D. Keith Sill  Philadelphia Federal Reserve Money in the Cash-in-Advance Model: An Empirical Implementation
1991 Mitchell Stern University of Tennessee Estimation & Testing of the Poisson Jump-Diffusion Model for Option on Stocks 
1991 Harold York Exxon Corporation A General Equilibrium Model of International Tax Competition