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Michael J. Moore Dissertation Award

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 $5,000 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.

Recipient:

James Fogel

Jamie Fogel is a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Michigan with interests in labor, macro, the economics of networks, and large-scale data analysis. His current research develops new methods for identifying and analyzing latent information embedded in large administrative data sets and applies these methods to questions in labor economics. His job market paper, "What is a Labor Market? Classifying Workers and Jobs Using Network Theory" develops a new method for classifying worker and job heterogeneity based on information revealed by worker-job matching patterns. Prior to starting his Ph.D., Jamie earned a B.S. in ecnomics 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 children growup on economic mobility.