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.
Sam Stern is a fifth-year doctoral candidate with interests in behavioral macroeconomics and labor economics. His current research focuses on how agents form expectations about aggregate economic conditions and how those expectations may influence optimal policy. Prior to beginning his Ph.D., Sam worked as a research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and attained an A.B. in economics and mathematics from Dartmouth College.