Recent Phd Dissertations

Recent Economics PhD Graduates Thesis
Term Name Dissertation Committee Members (Chairs/Co-chairs listed in bold) Dissertation Title

Summer 2021

Bai, Yuting

Zhiqiang Liu; Neel Rao; Alex Anas

Three Essays on Sector Composition and City Size, the Effects of Having a sibling, and the Effect of Children’s Education on Parental Health

Summer 2021

Dao, Hoang Xuan

Alex Anas; Neel Rao; Sean Fahle

Essays on Transportation Economics: Applications of Discrete Choice Models to Analyze Topics in Transportation

Summer 2021

Yin, Yue

Neel Rao; Zhiqiang Liu; Sean Fahle

Essays on Family, Labor, and Health Economics

Spring 2021

Jiang, Ye

Neel Rao; Zhiqiang Liu; Sean Fahle

Overcoming social barriers: Progress of abolishing agricultural hukou in China

Fall 2020

He, Shuhua

Alex Anas; Peter Morgan; Neel Rao; Sean Fahle

Essays on Residential Segregation and the Spatial Interaction of Housing and Labor Markets

Fall 2020

Sun, Yenan

Neel Rao; Zhiqiang Liu; Mingliang Li

Essays on Education, Labor, and Health Economics

Summer 2020

Chen, Xinyan

Mingliang Li; Nagesh Revankar; Neel Rao

Dynamic Structure of the U.S. Health Spending

Fall 2019

Yazdani, Mahdieh

Peter Morgan; Neel Rao; Rachael Hinkle (POSC); Glenn Harrison

Individuals' Decision Making about Risk under both Description and Experience

Summer 2019

Dasgupta, Madhura

Neel Rao; Peter Morgan; Yun Pei

Private Provision of Public Infrastructure: Growth and Welfare Implications

Summer 2019

De Sarkar, Sayan

Alex Anas; Neel Rao; Peter Morgan

An International Comparison of the Effectiveness of Demand-side and Supply-side Policies to Alleviate Urban Traffic Congestion

Summer 2019

Kim, Sanghyeon

Nagesh Revankar; Jihnhee Yu (Co-chair, Dept. of Biostatistics); Mingliang Li

Improvement of Estimation of Optimal Covariance Matrix and Forecast for Financial Risk Management
– The Perspective of Global Stock Market –

Spring 2019

Hong, Sungwoo

Isaac Ehrlich; Zhiqiang Liu; Neel Rao

Essays on Social Security and Labor Issues

Spring 2019

Ngo, Nguyen Binh

Joanne McLaughlin; Peter Morgan; Neel Rao; Sean Fahle

Essays on Retirement, Self-employment, and Business Entry

Fall 2018

Lu, Yiqian

Neel Rao; Mingliang Li; Yun Pei

Four Essays on Labor and Development Economics

Fall 2018

Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Binh

Alex Anas; Peter Morgan; Winston Chang

Fiscal Transfers in Optimal Spatial Economies with Urban-Rural and Intercity Trade

Summer 2018

Luo, Jianbo

Neel Rao; Alex Anas; Peter Morgan

Essays on Microeconomics

Summer 2018

Wang, Yiru

Zhiqiang Liu; Joanne McLaughlin; Neel Rao

Essays on Education and Health in Rural China

Summer 2018

Yang, Po-Chieh

Isaac Ehrlich; Neel Rao; Sean Fahle

Essays on Investment in Health and Economic Development

Spring 2018

Chatterjee, Bibaswan

Isaac Ehrlich; Yong Yin; Zhiqiang Liu; Yun Pei

Essays on Corruption at Different Levels of Government and Monetary Regulations

Spring 2018

Guo, Xu

Chunchi Wu (School of Management); Yun Pei (co-chair); Mingliang Li

Essays on Return Predictability in Equity Market and Corporate Bond Market

Spring 2018

Hunter, Nicole Louise

Winston Chang; Peter Morgan; Yun Pei

Externality, Market Imperfection, and Optimal Environmental Policy