The PhD program is delighted to announce that Ms. Olga Malkova was recently awarded the ZEW 2014 Heinz Konig Young Scholar Award.  

The Heinz Konig Young Scholar Award is presented by the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).  This award is named after the late founding director of ZEW, Professor Heinz Konig.  The award honors upcoming researchers who have performed outstanding  empirical research and helps to promote talented economists at an early stage in their career.

The Heinz Konig Young Scholar Award was presented to Olga Malkova at the 2014 Summer Workshop which focused on trends in microeconometrics and program evaluation.    This award recognized her excellent research on the effects of parental leave benefits on birth rates, using data from Russia in the 1980s.

The press release in English for this award is available at this link:

Olga entered our PhD program in 2009 after earning her undergraduate degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley.  Her dissertation committee consists of Professors Martha Bailey (Chair), Charlie Brown,  David Lam, and John DiNardo.  She plans to be on the job market this fall.


Please join us in congratulating Olga Malkova on her achievement (