UMass Economics Job Candidates, 2017 - 2018

Peter Bent

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Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Governments and Financial Crises in Developing Economies, 1870-1913 | Abstract

Fields of Concentration:  Economic History, Economic Development, Political Economy

References: Carol Heim*, Gerald Epstein, Rui Esteves, Kevin Young


Serkan Demirkilic

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Dissertation Title: Liability Dollarization, Currency Mismatch, and Firm Performance in Turkish Non-Financial Sectors | Abstract

Fields of Concentration: International Finance, Macroecconomics, Development Economics, Time Series Econometrics

References: Gerald Epstein*, Arslan Razmi, Adam D. Honig


Eric Hoyt

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Dissertation Title: Revisiting the Impact of Wrongful Discharge Laws on Labor Markets | Abstract

Fields of Concentration:  Labor Economics, Law and Economics, Economic History

References: Fidan Ana Kurtulus*, Gerald Friedman, Mary E. Davis


An Li

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Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Political Economy of Environment in China | Abstract

Fields of Concentration:  Environmental Economics, Political Economy, Economic Development, Economic and Social Inequality

References: Michael Ash*, David Kotz*, and James Boyce


Zhongjin Li

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Dissertation Title:  Revisiting the East Asian Miracle: Labor Regimes, Profitability and Crisis | Abstract

Fields of Concentration:  Political Economy, Economic Development, Economic Inequality, East Asian economies

References: David M Kotz*, Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Norris Peterson, and Karen M. Travis


Kartik Misra

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Dissertation Title:  Three Essays on the Role of Institutions in Indian Agriculture | Abstract

Fields of Concentration: Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics and Political Economy

References: Deepankar Basu*, Michael Ash, James Boyce, Lynnette Sievert


Mark Paul

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Dissertation Title:  Three Essays on Sustainability | Abstract

Fields of Concentration:  Inequality, Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Political Economy

References:  William Darity Jr., James K. Boyce*, Michael Ash, Nancy Folbre


Didier Wayoro

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Dissertation Title:   Three Essays on Child Welfare in Côte d'Ivoire | Abstract

Fields of Concentration:  Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Economics of Conflict, Transportation Economics, Labor Economics

References:  Léonce Ndikumana*, James Heintz, Lynda Pickbourn


* Dissertation Chair/Co-Chair   ** Additional Teaching Fields