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Fiona Wilkes Burlig
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2017
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Energy and Development Economics
Initial Placement
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
Sylvan Herskowitz
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2017
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Applied Economic Studies on Issues Facing African Youth
Initial Placement
IFPRI Associate Research Fellow
Lauren Falcao Bergquist
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
April 2017
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Efficiency, Competition, and Welfare in African Agricultural Markets
Initial Placement
University of Michigan, Department of Economics
Felipe Gonzalez
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
April 2017
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Political Economy and Institutions
Initial Placement
PUC-Chile, Department of Economics
Fernando Hoces de la Guardia
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
April 2017
Department
Public Policy (RAND)
Dissertation Title
How transparency and reproducibility can increase credibility in policy analysis: A case study of the minimum wage policy estimate
Miguel de Figueiredo
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
December 2016
Department
Political Science
Dissertation Title
Corruption in the Court of Public Opinion: How Voters Perceive and Respond to Candidate Corruption
Initial Placement
University of Connecticut, School of Law
Kenneth Lee
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
December 2016
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on the Economics of Rural Electrification in Western Kenya
Initial Placement
U.C. Berkeley Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) Initiative Post-doctoral Fellow
Emmanuel Letouze
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
August 2016
Department
Demography and Population Studies
Dissertation Title
Applications and Implications of Big Data for Demo-Economic Analysis: The Case of Call Detail Records
Initial Placement
MIT Media Lab Post-Doctoral Position; Director of Data-Pop Alliance
Pierre Bachas
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2016
Department
Economics
Initial Placement
World Bank Development Economics Research Group
Simon Galle
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2016
Department
Economics
Initial Placement
BI Norwegian Business School
Arman Rezaee
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2016
Department
Economics
Initial Placement
University of California, Davis
Abel Brodeur
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Economics
Initial Placement
University of Ottowa
Lilia Chaidez
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Crime, Unemployment and Health
Initial Placement
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Yiwen Eva Cheng
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Economics
Initial Placement
Amazon
Andrew Crane-Droesch
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Energy and Resources Group
Initial Placement
Georgetown University
Luz Maria Sinaia Urrusti Frenk
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Economics
Initial Placement
Colegio de Mexico
Tarek Ghani
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Haas School of Business
Initial Placement
Washington University
Tadeja Gracner
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Development and Health Economics
Initial Placement
RAND
Marieke Kleemans
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Job Market Paper: Migration Choice under Risk and Liquidity Constraints
Initial Placement
University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne
Stanislao Maldonado
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in the Political Economy of Natural Resource Booms
Initial Placement
Universidad del Rosario
Jamie McCasland
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2015
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Essays on Labor Markets and Firms in Ghana
Initial Placement
University of British Columbia
Liang Bai
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2014
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Development Economics
Initial Placement
University of Edinburgh (Economics)
Manuel Barron
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2014
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Household Electrification in Developing Countries
Initial Placement
University of California, Santa Cruz (Lecturer, Department of Economics)
Marshall Burke
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2014
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
"Climate and the productivity, health, and peacefulness of society"
Initial Placement
Stanford University (Environmental Earth System Science)
Kyle Emerick
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2014
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Behavioral Responses to Development Interventions
Initial Placement
Tufts University (Economics)
Emiliano Huet-Vaughn
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2014
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Behavioral Tax Policy and Political Violence
Initial Placement
Middlebury College (Economics)
Gautam Rao
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2014
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Poor Kids in Rich Schools: The Effects of School Quality and Diversity
Initial Placement
Harvard University (Economics)
Sebastian Stumpner
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2014
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
"Essays in Empirical Macroeconomics"
Initial Placement
University of Montreal (Economics)
Miguel Almunia
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2013
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Size-Dependent Policies and Firm Behavior
Initial Placement
University of Warwick (Economics)
Willa Friedman
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2013
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in East African Development
Initial Placement
University of Houston (Economics)
Francois Gerard
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2013
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Public Economics and Development
Initial Placement
Columbia University (Economics)
Hideyuki Nakagawa
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2013
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Essays on Development Economics
Initial Placement
Not available
Chantal Toledo
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2013
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Environmental and Resource Economics
Initial Placement
Post-doc at UC Berkeley (Environmental Biosciences Institute)
Mark Y. Rosenberg
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
July 2012
Department
Political Science
Dissertation Title
Present at the Creation: Founding Party Dominance in South Africa and Beyond
Initial Placement
Southern Africa Analyst at Eurasia Group
Joshua Blumenstock
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2012
Department
School of Information
Dissertation Title
Essays on the Economic Impacts of Mobile Phones in Sub-Saharan Africa
Initial Placement
University of Washington (School of Information)
Jing Cai
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2012
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Essays on Insurance Demand and Impact
Initial Placement
University of Michigan (Economics)
Jonas Hjort
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2012
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Labor Productivity and Employment Consequences in East Africa
Initial Placement
Columbia GSB (Economics Group)
Mauricio Larrain
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2012
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Financial Liberalization and the Aggregate Economy
Initial Placement
Columbia GSB (Finance Group)
Gianmarco Leon
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2012
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
On voting, violence, and health: Essays on political economics and development
Initial Placement
Pompeu Fabra (Economics)
Alexander Rothenberg
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2012
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Spatial Development
Initial Placement
RAND Economics
Changcheng Song
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2012
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Essays on Development Economics and Behavioral Economics
Initial Placement
National University of Singapore (Economics)
Rachel Polimeni
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
November 2011
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Health Insurance in Rural Cambodia: Impacts and Selection
Initial Placement
Not available
Sarath Sanga
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
August 2011
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Law and Economics
Initial Placement
J.D. Student at Yale Law School
Abdoulaye Sy
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
August 2011
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on the Economics of Agriculture and Rural Development
Initial Placement
World Bank (Young Professional Program)
Nicholas Li
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
July 2011
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in International and Development Economics
Initial Placement
University of Toronto (Economics)
Jane Yiqin Zhang
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
June 2011
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Gender, Competition and Educational Outcomes
Initial Placement
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences)
Kehinde Ajayi
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2011
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on School Choice and the Returns to School Quality
Initial Placement
Boston University (Economics)
Garret Christensen
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2011
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Impact Evaluation in Labor and Development Economics
Initial Placement
WASH Benefits Project in Kenya
Benjamin Crost
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2011
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Applied Economics
Initial Placement
University of Colorado, Denver (Economics)
Erick Gong
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2011
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
Initial Placement
Middlebury College (Economics)
Katherine Whiteside Casey
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
April 2011
Department
Economics (Brown)
Dissertation Title
Two perspectives on the political economy of development: Government reform and external aid
Initial Placement
Stanford GSB (Political Economy)
Eva Vivalt
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
April 2011
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Development Economics and Trade
Initial Placement
World Bank (Young Professional Program)
Solomon Hsiang
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
March 2011
Department
Sustainable Development (Columbia)
Dissertation Title
Essays on the Social Impacts of Climate
Initial Placement
Post-doc at Princeton University
Owen Ozier
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
December 2010
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Empirical Development Economics
Initial Placement
World Bank (Development Economics Research Group)
Alvaro Ramos
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
December 2010
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Economic Development in Costa Rica
Initial Placement
INCAE Business School in Costa Rica
Negar Ghobadi
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
November 2010
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Fertility, Gender Preference and Family Planning in Iran
Initial Placement
World Bank
John McCauley
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
November 2010
Department
Political Science (UCLA)
Dissertation Title
Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Africa
Initial Placement
University of Maryland (Political Science)
Daniel Egel
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2010
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Social institutions and development
Initial Placement
Post-doc at UCSD (Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation)
Benjamin Eifert
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2010
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on the performance of manufacturing firms in developing countries
Initial Placement
Associate at Overland Advisors
Joan Hamory
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
December 2009
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Development Economics
Initial Placement
Post-doc at UC Berkeley (Center for Effective Global Action)
Daniel Hicks
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
July 2009
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Essays in Empirical Economics
Initial Placement
University of Oklahoma (Economics)
Mame-Fatou Diagne
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2009
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on the economics of information, education and job search
Initial Placement
World Bank (Young Professional Program)
Adriana Espinosa
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2009
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Public Opinion: The effect of economic variables on general sentiment for public policies
Initial Placement
New York Census Research Data Center
Clair Null
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2009
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Donors' Decisions and Dirty Drinking Water: Three Esaays on Development Economics
Initial Placement
Emory University (School of Public Health)
Barbara Paulina Oliva-Vallejo
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2009
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Environmental Regulations: Enforcement of Emission Standards
Initial Placement
University of California, Santa Barbara (Economics)
Brian Scholl
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2009
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Economics
Initial Placement
Post-doc at USAID
Eva Arceo-Gomez
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
April 2009
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Labor Economics
Initial Placement
Post-doc at Colegio de Mexico (Economics)
John Bellows
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
March 2009
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on the economics of voting, violence and job search
Initial Placement
Special Assistant for Economic Policy at U.S. Department of the Treasury
Melissa Knox
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
December 2008
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in the Economics of Health and Education
Initial Placement
Post-doc at University of Washington (School of Public Policy)
Suresh Naidu
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
September 2008
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in the Political Economy of Development
Initial Placement
Post-doc at Harvard University (Harvard Academy Junior Scholar)
Jenny Aker
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2008
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Essays on Markets and Welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa
Initial Placement
Tufts University (Fletcher School and Economics)
Anne Le Brun
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2008
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Immigration and Crime
Initial Placement
Lecturer at Wellesley College (Economics)
Eric Chaney
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2008
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
The Economic Effects of Tolerance
Initial Placement
Harvard University (Economics)
Emily Conover
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2008
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Development Economics
Initial Placement
Hamilton College (Economics)
Pamela Jakiela
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2008
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Experimental Development Economics
Initial Placement
Washington University (Economics)
Jessica Leino
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2008
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Community and Private Sector Approaches to Development in Kenya
Initial Placement
World Bank (Young Professional Program)
Sharad Tandon
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2008
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in the Political Economy of India
Initial Placement
U.S. Department of Agriculture (Economic Research Service)
Emma Aisbett
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2007
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Essays on Globalization and Development
Initial Placement
Lecturer and Research Fellow at Australian National University (Crawford School of Economics, Research School of Economics)
Raj Arunachalam
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2007
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
The Economics of Marriage Markets and Fertility in Developing Countries
Initial Placement
University of Michigan (Economics)
Sarah Baird
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2007
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Seemingly Unrelated Essays in Development Economics
Initial Placement
Post-doc at UCSD (International Relations and Pacific Studies)
Chris Blattman
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
May 2007
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on Instability and Development: War, Violence, and Natural Resources
Initial Placement
Yale University (Political Science, Affiliated with Economics)
Vikram Pathania
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2007
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Applied Microeconomics
Initial Placement
World Bank (Private Sector Development Group)
Harold Toro Tulla
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2007
Department
Sociology
Dissertation Title
Labor Cohorts and Inequality: Puerto Rico's Non-Linear Economic Development
Initial Placement
Not available
Ethan Yeh
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2007
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays in Applied Environmental and Health Economics
Initial Placement
McKinsey & Company in Houston
Tina Green
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
September 2006
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on the Political Economy of Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries
Initial Placement
Associate at Cornerstone Research
Manisha Shah
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2006
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Risk Behavior, Occupational Choice, and Regulation of Sex Workers: Evidence from Ecuador and Mexico
Initial Placement
University of Melbourne (Economics)
Ruth Uwaifo
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
May 2006
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Three Essays on the Returns to Education Enigma in Nigeria
Initial Placement
Georgia Tech (Economics)
Gustavo Bobonis
Committee Role
Chair
Date Completed
August 2005
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Essays on the Social Consequences of Randomized Human Development Programs in Less Developed Countries
Initial Placement
U of Toronto (Economics)
Sebastian Martinez
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
May 2005
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Cash Transfers and Investments in Latin America
Initial Placement
World Bank (Young Professional Program)
Charles Udomsaph
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
December 2004
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Wages and Foreign Ownership
Initial Placement
World Bank (Operations)
Jose Signoret
Committee Role
Co-Chair
Date Completed
June 2004
Department
Economics
Dissertation Title
Poverty and Vulnerability: Empirical Essays in Development Economics
Initial Placement
US International Trade Commission
Piedad Urdinola
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
June 2004
Department
Demography
Dissertation Title
Could Political Violence Affect Infant Mortality?
Initial Placement
Fedesarrollo Think-Tank in Colombia
Caridad Araujo
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
June 2003
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
The Role of the Local Context and Non-Agricultural Employment on Poverty Reduction: Micro and Macro Evidence from Rural Mexico
Initial Placement
World Bank (Operations)
Karen Macours
Committee Role
Member
Date Completed
June 2003
Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dissertation Title
Insecurity of Property Rights and Matching in Land Rental Markets in Latin America
Initial Placement
Johns Hopkins (SAIS)