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Robert V. Roosa Dissertation Fellowship in Monetary Economics

Established in 1988 through a gift from Dr. Robert V. Roosa, PhD ’42 econ, who served as undersecretary of the treasury for monetary affairs (1961-64) and was a Wall Street investment banker.Robert V. Roosa Dissertation Fellowship is in Monetary Economics.  For the purpose of this award, "Monetary Economics" is to be interpreted broadly to include international finance, money and banking, monetary theory and policy, and the analysis of financial markets. The Robert V. Roosa Dissertation Fellowship in Monetary Economics is a highly competitive award program that covers tuition for three terms, GradCare health insurance, and a stipend. There is one recipient of this departmental award every other year. 

Candidate Recipient:

Carolina Tojal Ramos dos Santos

Carolina Tojal Ramos dos Santos is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Michigan with research interests that lie in the fields of health economics and industrial organization. She uses empirical tools such as reduced-form analysis andstructural modeling to understand the effects of regulationon the most vulnerable consumers in different settings. In her dissertation, she investigates the effect of regulating television advertising in the market of prescriptioncontraceptives in the United States. She also studies the distributional effects of regulationson private providers in the market for water and sanitation in Brazil. Before starting her PhD., she received an M.A. in Economics from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and her master thesis focused on evaluating policies to fight corruption in public procurement in developing countries. 

Precandidate Receiptient

Bruno Nunes Costa

I am a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of Michigan. Prior to starting my studies, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada. My research interest lies in, but not limited to, the intersection of economics, mathematical finance, probability theory and partial differential equations.