Recent Phd Dissertations

Recent Economics PhD Graduates Thesis
Term Name Dissertation Committee Members (Chairs/Co-chairs listed in bold) Dissertation Title
Summer 2023 Sirui Liu Joanne Mclaughlin, Zhiqiang Liu, Neel Rao Essays on the Economics of Education and Labor 
Summer 2023

Sungmin Park Isaac Ehrlich, Neel Rao, Yun Pei Essays on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Summer 2023

Zhenfeng Peng Chunchu Wu,, Yun Pei, Zhiqiang Liu Essays on short-sale constraint and government bailout effects
Spring 2023 Sandipa Bhattacharjee
Neel Rao, Zhiqiang Liu, Mingliang Li, Sean Fahle Essays on the Virtuous Cycle of Education & Economic Development
Summer 2022 Seungmin Baek Alex Anas, Neel Rao, Sean Fahle Essays on Quantitative Spatial and Urban Economics
Summer 2022 Jiaan Lin Zhiqiang Liu, Neel Rao, Yun Pei Empirical Essays on China’s Economic Growth
Spring 2022 Sangyong Kim Neel Rao, Zhiqiang Liu, Sanghoon Kim Essays on Labor Economics

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