Established in 1995 from a gift of Michael J. Moore, MA ’82 econ; PhD ’84 econ, to fully endow the Michael J. Moore Dissertation Fellowship in Economics.The Moore Dissertation Prize is a $1,000 award presented annually to support the research phase of the dissertation process. The student's topic must belong to the general area of Applied Microeconomics and must involve both empirical analysis and issues of public policy as an essential part of the research agenda. If no paper reaches this threshold of excellence, no award is given.
Tangren Feng is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Michigan. Tangren received his B.S. in Mathematics from Wuhan University in 2011 and his M.A. in Economics from Peking University in 2014. His main research interest is microeconomic theory, especially on social choice, mechanism design and information design.