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 2020 Recepient
Aibo Gong is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Economics and Statistics from Peking University. Aibo's research interests include econometric theory on high dimensional models, cross-section data, especially cluster-robust inference, and machine learning. Currently he is working on a project that focuses on cluster-robust inference in differnt setups of linear regression models. This project aims at proposing robust inference procedures associated with OLS estimator in linear models when we only have "few" clusters or when they have many control variables.