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Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship

Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowships are intended to speed the process of completing the dissertation. Except in unusual cases, they should be awarded to students who are at the writing stage of the dissertation. This will permit candidates to work full-time on the final stages of their dissertations.

Fall 2020 Recipients:

Jamie Fogel

Jamie Fogel is a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Michigan with interests in labor, economic opportunity, and urban economics. His current research includes combining network theory and matching models to improve de nitions of labor markets and using administrative data to study the effect of neighborhood-level economic change on incumbent residents. Prior to starting his Ph.D., Jamie earned a B.S. in economics from the Universityof 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 grow up on economic mobility.

Rosina Rodriguez-Olivera

Rosina Rodriguez Olivera is a sixth-year graduate student in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan. Her field of specialization is microeconomic theory and her research focuses on information design. Current work focuses on characterizing optimal information structures when the source of information is endogenous and based on reviews from previous consumers. Another body of her research focuses on understanding how providing information about different product characteristics affect consumer welfare. Before the University of Michigan, she obtained a master’s degree in economics from University Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina and a bachelor's of economics from the University of Montevideo in Uruguay.

Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics. His fields of interest are macroeconomics and public economics. His research has focused on state and local government finances and fiscal policy, federalism, and the effect of national economic policies on state and localities. He received his M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from the University of Kentucky.