The Howard L. Roth Memorial fund provides a fellowship for attendance for an Economics PhD student. Howard L. Roth was an Economics PhD program alum, receiving his PhD in 1982.
Zhaoming (Richard) Shi graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2022, receiving a BS in economics with honors in the major, a BS in mathematics, and a Certificate in Business. His primary academic interests lie in structural macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international finance. During his undergraduate career, Richard was exposed to frequency-domain forecasting techniques and advanced liquidity theory. Later, he utiliized the structural vector autoregression model to disentangle factors in the global crude oil market. Working as a research assistant, he also analyzed the dynamics between employment mix across industries and well-identified exogenous trade shocks under a structural framework.