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Lawrence Klein Fellowship in Econometrics

The Klein prize provides one year of (candidate) tuition plus stipend for the best (proposed) dissertation research in econometric theory and/or research that utilizes advanced, innovative econometric techniques. The level of the stipend is set to match the Rackham pre-doctoral award. The recipient of the Klein award will be selected by the Fellowships committee (following the process for the Roosa and Taylor awards), in consultation with the econometrics faculty and will initially be awarded annually.

Winter 2022 Recepient

Xienan Cheng

Xienan Cheng received his B.S. in Biological Science, B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Economics from Peking University. His current research interests focus on microeconomic theory, in particular, information economics. 

Fall 2021 Recepient

James Fogel

Jamie Fogel is a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Michigan with interest in labor, economic opportunity, and economics. His current research includes combining network theory and matching models to improve definitions of labor markets and using administrative data to study the effect of neighborhood-level economic change on incumbent residents. He also has an interest in integrating methods from machine learning and network theory into economics. Prior to starting his Ph.D., Jamie earned a B.S. in economics from the University of Michigan and worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve bank of Boston and the Harvard Lab for Economic Applications and Policy. Jamie's past research topics include consumption behavior during the Great Recession, the effect of foreclosure on students, using Markov chain models to understand labor market flows, and the causal effect of where childern grow up on economic mobility.