PhD Graduates in Economics

Mathewos B. Kassa (Spring 2014)
"Ex-Ante Assessment of the Impact of Extending the African Growth and opportunity Act (AGOA) to All Lease Developed Countries: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis of the Apparel Market"
Professors: James C. Murdoch & Lloyd J. Dumas

Michael Haydel, Jr. (Fall 2013)
"Essays in Behavioral and Experimental Economics: Time Preferences and Risk Measures"
Richards Group, Advanced Analytics
Professor: Xin (Sherry) Lin

Brian William Buckles (Spring 2013)
"The Impact of Court-Ordered Scattered-Site Public Housing on Residential Real Estate Values"
Professor: Nathan C. Berg

Chunyu Chen (Spring 2013)
"Three Essays in Information Sharing and Transfer Pricing"
Professor: Nathan C. Berg

Ahmed S. Alzarani (Fall 2012)
"Exchange Rate Prediction Under Model Uncertainty"
Professor: Donggyu Sul

Walter Ryan Davis (Fall 2012)
"Contributions to Regional Economic Modeling: Bayesian Space-Time Methods"
Professor: Patrick T. Brandt

Minh B. Le (Summer 2012)
"Evaluating Financial Theories Using Practical Trading in Stock and Equity Option Markets"
Chief Investment Officer, SK Fidelity Capital
Professor: Donggyu Sul

Charlinda M. Santifort (Summer 2012)
"Contributions to the Evolving Study of Modern Terrorism: An Economic Approach"
Professor: Todd Sandler

Natalia Candelo Londono (Spring 2012)
"Field Experiments in Decision-Making by Current and Potential Immigrants"
Department of Economics, State Univeristy of New York at Purchase
Professors: Rachel T.A. Croson & Catherine C. Eckel

Nikhil Jha (Summer 2011)
"Examining the Role of Neighbors and Neighborhood in Education: Three Empirical Essays"
University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Professor: James C. Murdoch

Jing Li (Summer 2011)
"hree Essays on Human Capital"
University of Tulsa
Professors: James C. Murdoch & Rodney J. Andrews

Quoc H. Tran (Summer 2011)
"Three Essays on the Economics of Transfer Pricing"
Economics Department of Bridgewater State University - Massachusetts
Professors: Barry Seldon & Rachel T.A. Croson

Lei Zhang (Summer 2011)
"Three Essays on Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics"
Edinboro University - PA
Professor: James C. Murdoch

Todd R. Gabel (Spring 2011)
"The Economics of Welfare Participation in Canada"
Professor: Nathan Berg

Oksana Zhuk (Spring 2011)
"Advertising Effects of Beer Consumption Among Young Adults with a Consideration of the Welfare Effects of Advertising in the Presence of Search Costs and Negative Externaliti"
Professor: Barry J. Seldon

Ozge Eryuksel Ozden (Fall 2010)
"Three Essays on the Effects of Mergers: Wage Incentives and Prices"
Risk Analyst, Saxon Mortgage a Morgan Stanley Co., Irving - Texas
Professor: Barry J. Seldon

Yufei Ren (Fall 2010)
"Biased Decisions: Three Essays on Decision Making"
Visiting Professor, Virginia Tech.
Professors: Rachel T.A. Croson & Sherry Li

Tara Colleen Larson Brown (Summer 2010)
"Strategic Ignorance in the Lab and in the Field"
Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics, The University of Texas at Arlington
Professor: Catherine Eckel

Hong Chao (Spring 2010)
"Three Essays on Team Incentive Contracts in the Presence of Synergy"
Assistant Professor, Economics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University/Antai College of Economics & Management - CHINA
Professor: Kevin Siqueira

Giang T. Ngo (Spring 2010)
"Endogenous Growth Theory in Motion: Emergence and Development Dynamics in the U.S. Biotechnology Sector"
Econometrician, Global Analytics Group and Global Risk Management, Ford Motor Credit Company
Professor: Donald A. Hicks

Tumubweinee Twinemanzi (Fall 2009)
"Interest Spreads and the Margin Setting Behavior of Commercial Banks: Evidence from Uganda"
Central Bank - Uganda
Professors: Chetan Dave & Nathan Berg

Khusrav Gaibulloev (Summer 2009)
"Contributions to the Empirical Analysis of Global Collective Action"
Assistant Professor, Economics Strategic Research, Kazakhstan Institute of Management
Professor: Todd Sandler

Tammy Leonard (Summer 2009)
"Neighborhood Public Goods - Provision and Impact"
Research Professor, Economics, The University of Texas at Dallas
Professor: James C. Murdoch

Angela DeOliveira (Spring 2009)
"Three Essays on Individual Heterogeneity in Social Preferences and Public Good Provision"
Assistant Professor, The University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Professors: Catherine Eckel & Rachel Croson

Jielai Ma (Spring 2009)
"Unobservable Clusters: Diagnostic Tests and Forecasts in Dallas Housing Market"
Research Professor, Northwestern University
Professors: James C. Murdoch & Wim P.M. Vijverberg

Vira Y. Holovchenko (Summer 2008)
"Essays in Entry into Characteristic and Geographical Spaces"
Lecturer of Economics, The University of Texas at Dallas
Professors: Barry J. Seldon & Catherine Eckel

Chunbei Wang (Summer 2008)
"Self-Employment among Hispanic and Immigrant Populations"
Associate Professor, The University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Professor: Wim Vijverberg

Priyanka Singh (Spring 2008)
"Earnings Risk and Occupational Choice"
Research Scientist, Texas School Project, The University of Texas at Dallas
Professor: Wim Vijverberg

Shilpi Bihari (Spring 2007)
"Essays on the Effect of Government Intervention on the Conduct and Performance of Cigarette Firms"
Sr. Associate, KPMG -Texas
Professor: Barry J. Seldon