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2018-19 Job Market Candidates

For further information, please contact:

Placement Director
Dmitriy Stolyarov
Associate Professor of Economics

Placement Coordinator
Julie Heintz
econ-phdplacements@umich.edu
734-764-2371

Vybhavi Balasundharam

Development Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade
Homepage      CV      vybhavi@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Bottlenecks versus ripple effects: The role of linkages in India's product market liberalization

References:
Hoyt Bleakley (Chair), Jagadeesh Sivadasan, Sebastian Sotelo

William C. Boning

Public Finance, Applied Microeconomics, Taxation
Homepage      CV      wcboning@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Paying Taxes Automatically: Behavioral Effects of Witholding Income Tax

References:
Joel Slemrod (Chair), Jim Hines, Ugo Troiano

Catalina Franco

Development Economics, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Applied Econometrics
Homepage      CV      cfrancob@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
How does relative performance feedback affect beliefs and academic decisions? Evidence from a field experiment

References:
Tanya Rosenblat (Chair), Martha Bailey, Dean Yang

Xing Guo

Macroeconomics, Macro Finance, Monetary Economics
Homepage      CV      xingguo@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Financial Shocks and the Dynamics of Small Firms' Investment

References:
Matthew Shapiro (Chair), Toni Whited, Pablo Ottonello

Samuel Haltenhof

International Trade, Labor Economics
Homepage      CV      shalten@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Hartz in the Right Place: Trade Shocks and Labor Mobility in Germany

References:
Javier Cravino (Co-Chair), Andrei Levchenko (Co-Chair), Jim Adams

Amelia (Molly) Hawkins

Labor Economics, Public Finance, Economic Demography and Health
Homepage      CV      aaehawki@umich.edu

Job Market Paper: 
Paying for Disability Insurance?: Firm cost sharing and its employment consequences

References:
John Bound (Chair), Jim Hines, Mel Stephens

Zachary Max Levinson

Health Economics, Labor Economics
Homepage      CV      zmlevins@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Dual Advantage or Twice the Burden? The Effect on Dual Eligibles of Providing Medicare Benefits Through Private Plans

References:
Edward Norton (Co-Chair), Richard Hirth (Co-Chair), Martha Bailey

Ben Lipsius

Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Finance
Homepage      CV      blipsius@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Labor Market Concentration Does Not Explain the Falling Labor Share

References:
Matthew Shapiro (Chair), Martin Schmalz, Kyle Handley

Xinwei Ma

Econometrics
Homepage      CV      xinweima@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Robust Inference Using Inverse Probability Weighting

References:
Matias Cattaneo (Chair), Andreas Hagemann, Lutz Kilian

Meera Mahadevan

Energy and Environmental Economics, Development Economics
Homepage      CV      meeram@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
The Price of Power: Costs of Political Corruption in Indian Electricity

References:
Ryan Kellogg (Co-Chair), Dean Yang (Co-Chair), Hoyt Bleakley

Nicolas Morales

International Trade, Labor Economics
Homepage      CV      moralesn@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
High-Skill Migration, Multinational Companies and the Location of Economic Activity

References:
John Bound (Co-Chair), Andrei Levchenko (Co-Chair), Sebastian Sotelo

Kenichi Nagasawa

Econometrics
Homepage      CV      kenagasa@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Identification and Estimation of Group-Level Partial Effects

References:
Matias Cattaneo (Chair), Lutz Kilian, Andreas Hagemann

Owen Nie

International Finance, Macroeconomics
Homepage      CV      nieo@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
The Information Content of Capital Controls

References:
Kathryn Dominguez (Co-Chair), Linda Tesar (Co-Chair), Pablo Ottonello

Siprapai Sitapong

Development Economics, Labor Economics
Homepage      CV      sitapong@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Impacts of Healthcare Expansion on Labor Outcomes: Evidence from Thailand's Universal Coverage Scheme

References:
Dean Yang (Chair), Charlie Brown, Sarah Miller

Elchin Suleymanov

Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization
Homepage      CV      elchin@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Robust Maximum Likelihood Updating

References:
Yusufcan Masatlioglu (Co-Chair), Shaowei Ke (Co-Chair), David Miller

Brenden Timpe

Labor Economics, Public Economics, Economic Demography
Homepage      CV      btimpe@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
The long-run effects of America's first paid maternity leave policy

References:
Martha Bailey (Chair), John Bound, Sarah Miller

Tejaswi Velayudhan

Public Finance, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Homepage      CV      tvelayud@umich.edu

Job Market Paper:
Misallocation or Misreporting: Evidence from a Value Added Tax in India

References:
Joel Slemrod (Co-Chair), Jim Hines (Co-Chair), Hoyt Bleakley