Alumni of the Social Science Ph.D. Program

Caltech conferred its first PhD in social science in 1978. Over 150 alumni of the HSS Ph.D. programs are listed below in alphabetical order. Degrees are listed by the year granted, not the year completed. All degrees are officially granted in June, even if degree requirements were completed the year prior. Please report any errors or omissions to the Option Manager.

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Naim Al-Adhadh, '78
Essays in Economic and Political Choice.
First position: Not known.
Current position: Economic Development Advisor, UN/UNESCO (deceased).

Micah Altman, '98
Districting Principles and Democratic Representation.
First position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Current position: Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution..

Michael Alton, '09
Continuous Double Auctions and Microstructure.
First position: Consultant, Opera Solutions.
Current position: Applied Data Scientist, Intel Corporation.

Christopher Anderson, '01
Behavioral Models of Strategies in Multi-Armed Bandit Problems.
First position: Associate Professor of Fisheries Economics, University of Washington.

Elena Asparouhova, '04
Competition and Equilibration in Financial Markets.
First position: Associate Professor of Finance, University of Utah (David Eccles School of Business).

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Delia Bailey, '07
Essays on Causal Inference and Political Representation.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, CERL, Washington University.
Current position: Vice President (Product Development), Crunch.io and Vice President at YouGov.

Joel Balbien, '82
Essays in the Econ of Sponsored Research.
First position: Strategic Planning Analyst, Unocal Corporation.
Current position: Managing Member of Smart Technology Ventures (STV)  and Senior Advisor of Technology Commercialization & Innovation and Sciences Principle Advisor of Larta Institute.

Valentina Bali, '02
The Initiative Process and The Reform of Educational Policies.
First position: Associate Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University.

Jeffrey Banks, '86
Signaling Games: Theory and Applications.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, Caltech (deceased).

Dustin Beckett, '13
An Economic Approach to Consumer Product Ratings.
First position: Economist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Current position: Economist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Meghana Bhatt, '08
Three Papers in Neuroeconomics.
First position: Angel Williamson Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine.

Current position:  Co-Founder, VP Data Science, FEM, Inc.

Brian Binger, '79
Essays in Forward Markets and Uranium Industry.
First position: Research Associate, Committee on Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.
Current position: Not known.

Paul Bjorn, '86
Games in Econometrics With Application to Labor Economics.
First position: Not known, AT&T.
Current position: Surgeon, Clevelend Clinic.

Frederick Boehmke, '00
Beyond the Ballot: The Influence of Direct Democracy on Interest Group Behavior.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa.

Oleg Bondarenko, '98
Testing Rationality of Financial Markets.
First position: Assistant Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois - Chicago.
Current position: Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois - Chicago.

Luke Boosey, '13
Essays on Information, Competition, and Cooperation.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida State University.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Florida State University.

Richard Boylan, '91
Essays On the Analysis of Repeated Games Through Evolution and Learning.
First position: Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics, Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Rice University.

Paul Brewer, '95
Allocation & Computation In Rail Networks: A Binary Conflict Ascending Price Mechanism (BICAP) For the Decentralized Allocation of the Right To Use Railroad Tracks.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Georgia State University.
Current position: Owner/Consultant, Economic and Financial Technology Consulting.

Alexander Brown, '08
Investigating Psychology - Influenced Economic Models in Lab, Field and Theory.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University.

Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics and Co-Director of Economic Research Laboratory, Texas A&M University.

Christoph Brunner, '10
Information Aggregation and Allocative Efficiency in Complex Environments.
First position: Postdoc, Alfred-Weber Institut.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Alfred-Weber Institut (University of Heidelberg).

Benjamin Bushong, '13
Essays in Behavioral and Neuroeconomics.
First position: Data Scientist, US Department of Defense.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Michigan State University.

Tara Butterfield, '01
Awakening A Sleeping Giant: The Riddle of Latino Political Participation in California and Texas.
First position: Not Known.

Current position:  Not Known.

Muruvvet Buyukboyaci, '13
Essays on Contests, Coordination Games, and Matching.
First position: Instructor of Economics, Middle East Technical University.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University.

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Steven Callander, '02
Voting and Electoral Competition.
First position: Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Northwestern University.

Current position:  Professor of Political Economy, (GSB) Stanford.

Randall Calvert, '80
On the Role of Imperfect Information in Electoral Politics.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Thomas F. Eagleton University Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.

José Campos, '87
The Political Economy of Price Supports.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Current position: Advisor to the Vice President on Governance and Political Economy and Practice Manager for Governance, the World Bank (deceased).

Kyle Carlson, '15
Three Essays in Economics and Information Shocks.
First position: Data Scientist, Twitter.

Current position:  Data Scientist, Stripe.

Marco Casari, '02
Understanding an Economic Dilemma: Essays on Common Property Resources.
First position: Postdoc (Dept. of Econ), Ohio State University.
Current position: Professor of Political Economy, University di Bologna.

Matthew Chao, '15
How Behavioral Economics Can Shape Firm Strategy and Public Policy:
Lessons from the Field and Laboratory.

First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Williams College.

Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Williams College.

Jonathan Chapman, '15
Death or Taxes?  The Political Economy of Sanitation Expenditure in Nineteenth Century Britain.
First position: Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute.

Current position:  Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute.

Kay-yut Chen, '94
The Strategic Behavior of Rational Novices.
First position: Research Intern, Hewlett Packard Laboratories.
Current position: Professor, College of Business, University of Texas - Arlington.

Yan Chen, '95
A Theoretical Study of Political Institutions & Economic Policies.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan.
Current position: Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor of Information, Professor of Information, School of Information and Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

Khai Chiong, '15
Essays in Social and Economic Networks.
First position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of New Economic Thinking.

Current position:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of New Economic Thinking.

Linda Cohen, '79
Essays on Safety regulation in the Atomic Energy Commission.
First position: Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Current position: Professor of Economics and Law, School of Social Sciences and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studiess, University of California, Irvine.

Jernej Copic, '06
Robust Bilateral Trade and An Essay on Awareness As An Equilibrium Notion.
First position: Postdoc Associate, Cowles Foundation, Yale University.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA.

Peter Coughlan, '99
Public Institutions and Private Incentives: Three Essays.
First position: Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.
Current position: Professor of Business Strategy and Managerial Economics, Naval Postgraduate School (GSB and Public Policy).

Gary Cox, '83
Party and Constituency in Victorian Britain.
First position: Assistant Professor of Government, University of Texas, Austin.
Current position: William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Stanford University. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences.

Robert Cull, '93
A Comparative Study of Capital Market Failure and Institutional Innovation.
First position: Economist/Telecommunications Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce (NTIA/OPAD).
Current position: Lead Economist (Finance and Private Scctor Development Team), Development Economics Research Group at World Bank.

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Kaoru Dahm, '96
Stochastic Bargaining Theory and Order Flow.
First position: Senior Economist in Nat'l Tax Analysis & Economics Group, Ernst & Young LLP.
Current position: Economist/Principal, Deloitte Tax LLP.

John Duggan, '95
Bayesian Implementation.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Queen's University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science and Economics and Research Associate of the W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy, University of Rochester.

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Jon Eguia, '07
A Theory of Elections and Voting Blocs.
First position: Assistant Professor, New York University.

Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Michigan State University.

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Lauren Feiler, '07
Behavioral Biases in Information Acquisition.
First position: Assistant Professor, Carlton College.

Current position:  Assistant Professor, Carlton College.

Mark Fey, '95
Three Aspects of Multicandidate Competition in Plurality Rule Elections.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Princeton University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester.

Mikhail Filippov, '98
Political Competition in Federations.
First position: Visiting Lecturer in Political Methodology, Dept. of Pol. Sci., Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Associate Professor of Political Science, Binghamton University (SUNY).

Leslie Fine, '01
Cooperative and Market-Based Solutions to Pollution Abatement Problems.
First position: Software Design Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Labs.
Current position: Senior Vice President (Product), Spigit, Inc.

Geoffrey Fisher, '15
Value Estimation and Comparison in Multi-Attribute Choice.
First position: Assistant Professor of Marketing, Cornell University.
Current position:  Assistant Professor of Marketing, Cornell University.

Peter Foley, '13
Four Essays on the Empirical Analysis of Political Ideology.
First position: Founder and Director of Science and Technology, Pivotal Targeting.
Current position: Founder and Technical Chief, Pivotal Targeting.

Rodney Fort, '85
Theory and Practice in the Analysis of Futures Price Distributions.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington State University.
Current position: Professor of Sports Management; Co-Director, Michigan Center for Sport Management, University of Michigan.

Guilherme Freitas, '13
Essays in Mechanism Design.
First position: Market Economist, OpenX.
Current position: Data Scientist, Continuum Analytics.

Cary Frydman, '12
Essays in Neurofinance.
First position: Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Current position: Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

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Sean Gailmard, '02
Principal Agent Models of Bureaucratic and Public Decision Making.
First position: Assistant Professor, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.
Current position: Associate Professor of Political Science, Vice Chair of the Department for Personnel, University of California - Berkeley.

Farid Gasmi, '88
Econometrics of Duopolistic Games in Prices and Advertising: The Case of the U.S. Soft Drink Industry.
First position: Member of Technical Staff (Researcher), Bell Communications Research.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Universite of Toulouse I Capitole.

James Gerard, '85
Three Essays on Markets with Imperfect Information.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Rutgers University.
Current position: Team Lead, Global Asset Allocation Investment Research, Fidelity Investments

Garrett Glasgow, '99
Issue Publics in American Politics.
First position: Research Fellow, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Current position: Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting.

Alvaro González, '00
Essays on the Industrial Organization of Telecommunications and Network Industries.
First position: Research Economist, Bellcore/Telcordia Technologies.
Current position: Lead Economist in the Financial and Private Sector Development Unit of the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank.

Serena Guarnaschelli, '03
Essays on Uncertainty: An Axiomatization and Economic Applications.
First position: Management Consultant, McKinsey and Company.
Current position: Partner, Dalberg Global Development Advisors.

Kemal Güler, '90
Pre-auction Investment and Equivalence of Auctions.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Houston.
Current position: Senior Scientist, Hewlett Packard Laboratories.

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Robert Hahn, '81
An Assessment of the Viability of Marketable Permits.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, SUPA, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Current position: Director of Economics and Professor, Smith School; Associate Member, Nuffield College at University of Oxford, Senior Fellow at Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, Robert Schuman Fellow, Global Governance Programme at European University Institute.

Wendy Hansen, '88
Regulatory Theory and its Application to Trade Policy: A Study of ITC Decision-Making.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico.

Robin Hanson, '98
Four Puzzles in Information and Politics: Product Bans, Informed Voters, Social Insurance, & Persistent Disagreement.
First position: Visiting Postdoc - RWJF Health Policy Scholar, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Current position: Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University.

Paul Healy, '05
Institutions, Incentives and Behavior: Essays in Public Economics and Mechanism Design.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business).

Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Ohio State University.

Sarah Hill, '07
The Pursuit of Equality through Education Finance Reform.
First position: Assistant Professor, Cal State - Fullerton.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Political Science, Cal State - Fullerton.

Christopher Hoag, '03
Three Episodes in Nineteenth Century United States Banking and Finance.
First position: Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics, Coe College.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Trinity College.

Elizabeth Hoffman, '79
Essays in Optimal Resource Allocation under Uncertainty with Capacity Constraints.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Northwestern University.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Iowa State University; Senior Distinguished Fellow, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University; and President Emerita, University of Colorado System.

Ming Hsu, '07
Three Correlated Essays on the Neural Foundations of Economic Decision-Making.
First position: Beckman Postdoc Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Current position:  Assistant Professor at Haas School of Business, University of California - Berkeley.

Yifei Huang, '16
Essays in Economic History and Applied Microeconomics
First position:  Data Scientist, Microsoft Research.

Angela Hung, '01
A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Addiction.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics (2001) - Postdoc for 2000, Carnegie Mellon University.
Current position: Director, RAND Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making; Senior Economist, RAND.

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Taisuke Imai, '16
Essays In Revealed Preference Theory and Behavioral Economics.
First position:  Postdoc, Camerer Lab, Caltech.

R. Mark Isaac, '81
Essays on the Role of Information in Natural Resource Exploration and Development.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Arizona.
Current position: John & Hallie Quinn Eminent Scholar, Florida State University.

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Vanessa Janowski, '12
Computational Biases in Decision Making.
First position: Data Scientist, Google.
Current position: Data Scientist, Google.

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Gretchen Kalsow, '97
A Microeconometric Analysis of Consumer Response to Direct Marketing and Mail Order.
First position: Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
Current position: Instructor, Rock Valley College.

Min Jeong Kang, '10
Three Experimental Studies of Reward and Decision Making.
First position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
Current position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech.

Shawn Kantor, '91
Property Rights and the Dynamics of Institutional Change: The Closing of the Georgia Open Range, 1870-1900.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Arizona.
Current position: L. Charles Hilton Jr., Distinguished Professor, Florida State University.

Gabriel Katz, '10
Essays in Electoral Behavior and Bayesian Data Analysis.
First position: Senior Analyst, YouGov/Polimetrix.
Current position: Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Political Science, University of Exeter

Yutaka Kayaba, '13
Essays on Learning and Econometrics.
First position: Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroeconomics, Caltech.
Current position: Research Associate, University of Tokyo.

Jaclyn Kimble, '15
The Voting Rights Act, Shelby County, and Redistricting: Improving Estimates of Racially Polarized Voting in a Multiple-Election Context.
First position: TBD.

Christina Kitchen, '99
Statistical and Econometric Analysis of the Treatment of HIV/AIDS.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Biostatistics, Dept of Biostatistics, UCLA and Assist. Research Scientist - AIDS Institute, UCLA.
Current position: Associate Professor of Biostatistics, UCLA.

Ben Klemens, '03
Information Aggregation, with Application To Monotone Ordering, Advocacy, and Conviviality.
First position: Guest Scholar, Center for Social and Economic Dynamics, the Brookings Institution.
Current position: Senior Statistician, Economist, U.S. Treasury.

Matthew Kovach, '15
Essays in Behavioral Decision Theory.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, ITAM (Mexico).
Current position:  Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech.

Ian Krajbich, '11
Neurometrically Informed Mechanism Design and the Role of Visual Fixations in Simple Choice.
First position: Postdoc, Caltech.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Ohio State University.

Serkan Kucuksenel, '09
Incentives and Institutions: Essays in Mechanism Design and Game Theory with Applications.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University.

Anthony Kwasnica, '00
Asymmetric Information and Cooperation.
First position: Assistant Professor of Management Science, Pennsylvania State University.
Current position: Professor of Business Economics/Director, Laboratory for Economic Management and Auctions, Pennsylvania State University.

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Sang Mok Lee,'12
Three Essays on Microeconomic Theory.
First position: Lecturer in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

Tom Lee, '79
Microeconomic Foundations of Research and Development.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego.
Current position: Professor of Economics, California State University - Northridge.

Patrick Legros, '89
Efficiency and Stability in Partnerships.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Cornell University.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Universite Libre de Bruxelles/ECARES.

Ines Levin, '12
A New Approach to the Study of Political Participation.
First position: Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship, European University Institute (Florence).
Current position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia.

Peng Lian, '93
Fiscal Policies, Optimal Growth, and Political Elections Under Different Economic Systems.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Positive Political Economy, Harvard University.
Current position: Corporate Economist, Agilent Technologies.

Da-Hsiang Lien, '86
Essays on Speculation and Future Markets.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Kansas.
Current position: Richard S. Liu Distinguished Chair in Business, University of Texas, San Antonio.

Sera Linardi, '10
Information and Motivation in Organizations.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics at GSPIA and the Economics Department, University of Pittsburgh.

Morgan Llewellyn, '09
Rational Models of Political Behavior: The Effects of Opinion, Information, and Procedures.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, IMT - Lucca.
Current position:  Data Science Practice Manager, KSM Consulting.

Arthur Lupia, '91
The Effect of Information on Political Strategies and Outcomes in Direct Democracy.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego.
Current position: Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science (Univ of Michigan) and Research Professor (Institute for Social Research). Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Guido Maretto, '10
Contracts and Markets.
First position: Postdoc, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES).
Current position: Associate Professor of Business Strategy, Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon).

Tatiana Mayskaya, '17
Essays on Information Collection.
First position: Assistant Professor in Economics, The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) (Moscow).

Laurent Mathevet, '08
Selection, Learning, and Nomination: Essays on Supermodular Games, Design, and Political Theory.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Texas - Austin.
Current position:  Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University.

Kyle Mattes, '08
When Candidates Attack: Who Goes Negative, and Why it Works.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa.
Current position:  Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa.

Steven Matthews, '78
Directional and Static Equilibrium in Social Decision Processes.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.  Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Margaret McConnell, '10
Social Interactions and Giving.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health.

Mathew McCubbins, '83
Rational Individual Behavior and Collective Irrationality: the Legislative Choice of Regulatory Form.
First position: Assistant Professor of Government, University of Texas, Austin.
Current position: Professor of Law and Economics/Director of the Center for Law and Democracy. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Kenneth McCue, '84
The Structure of Individuial Decisions in American Elections: The Influence of Relevant Alternatives.
First position: Research Scientist, Private political consulting.
Current position: Staff Scientist, Applied and Computational Mathematics.

Emerson Melo, '13
Essays on Economic Networks.
First position: Postdoc associate (Computer Science), Cornell University.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Indiana University - Bloomington.

Debrah Meloso, '07
Prices, Holdings, and Learning in Financial Markets: Experiments and Methodology.
First position: Assistant Professor (Department of Decision Sciences), Bocconi University.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Finance, ESC-Rennes School of Business.

Alan Miller, '09
Essays on Laws and Economics.
First position: Lecturer (Faculty of Law and Department of Economics), University of Haifa.
Current position:  Senior Lecturer (Faculty of Law and Department of Economics), University of Haifa.

Sergio Montero, '16
Essays in Econometrics and Political Economy
First position:  Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics, University of Rochester.

Mohammed Mostagir, '12
Robust Dynamic Mechanisms.
First position: Postdoc (Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems), MIT.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations (Stephen M. Ross School of Business), University of Michigan.

Mishel Myagkov, '97
Three Essays on Russia's Transition to Democracy.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon.

Samantha Myers, '16
Three Essays on Inequality and Political Economy
First position:  Post Doctoral Associate, Social Science, New York University - Abu Dhabi

Noah Myung, '09
Organizational and Financial Economics.
First position: Assistant Professor (Graduate School of Business and Public Policy), Naval Postgraduate School.
Current position:  Professor (Graduate School of Business and Public Policy), Naval Postgraduate School.

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Jonathan Nagler, '89
An Examination of Strategic Opportunities Provided by the Conference Committee Procedure in the U.S. Congress.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University.
Current position: Professor of Politics/Director of the Politics Data Center, New York University.

Charles Noussair, '93
A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Auctions in Multi-Unit Demand Environments.
First position: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Economics, Erasmus University.
Current position: Arie Kapteyn Professor of Economics, Tilburg University.

Salvatore Nunnari, '12
Essays on Dynamic Political Economy.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, UCSD.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, an Associate of the Bocconi Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences and an Affiliate of the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research.

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Mark Olson, '91
An Examination of the Assignment Problem: Theory and Experiments.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor/Research Fellow for the Economic Science Lab, University of Arizona.
Current position: Researcher, Advanced Analysis.

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Thomas Palfrey, '81
Theoretical and Institutional Perspectives on Bidding Processes.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, GSIA, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Current position: Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology. Member of the Econometric Society and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Laura Panattoni, '09
Essays on Industry Concentration, Stock Returns, and the Pharmaceutical Industry.
First position: Lecturer, University of Auckland.
Current position:  Health Economics, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute.

Szilvia Pápai, '96
Dominant Strategy Implementation on Private Goods Domains with Indivisibilities.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Koc University, Istanbul.
Current position: Associate Professor of Economics, Concordia University.

John Patty, '01
Voting Games with Incomplete Information.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Dept. of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Current position: Professsor of Political Science, University of Chicago.

William Pegram, '89
The Federal Photovoltaic Commercialization Program.
First position: Not known, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Current position: Adjunct Professor, George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.

Allyson Pellissier, '15
At Your Convenience: Facilitating Voting and Registration.
First position: Associate, Investments, First Quadrant.
Current position:  Associate, Investments, First Quadrant.

Elizabeth M. Penn, '03
Cooperation and Social Choice: How Foresight Can Induce Fairness.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago.

Kirill Pogorelskiy, '15
Essays on Correlated Equilibrium and Voter Turnout.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, UK.
Current position:  Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, UK.

Charles Polk, '93
The Organization of Production: Moral Hazard and R&D.
First position: Not known, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
Current position: Founder, The Martian Trust.

Jeffrey Prisbrey, '93
Cooperation in Reciprocity Games & In The Voluntary Contributions Mechanism.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Current position: Vice President, Charles River Associates.

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Reginald Roberts, '01
Protecting the Public Welfare and Morals: Political Institutions, Federalism, and Prohibition, 1834-1934.
First position: Management Consultant: Associate, McKinsey and Company.
Current position: Director of Modeling, MarketShare.

Andrea Robbett, '11
Experiments on The Dynamics of Community Formation.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Middlebury College.
Current position:  Assistant Professor of Economics, Middlebury College.

Brian Rogers, '06
Learning and Status in Social Networks.
First position: Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management (MEDS).
Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics/Director, Missouri Social Science Experimental Laboratoy, Washignton University in St. Louis.

William Rogerson, '81
Legal Remedies and Reputation as Solutions to Moral Hazard in Contracting.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Northwestern University.

Julian Romero, '10
Essays on Cooperation and Coordination.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Purdue University - Lafayette.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Arizona.

Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, '88
The Fruits of Revolution: Property Rights, Litigation and French Agriculture 1700-1860.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles.
Current position:  Rea A and Lela G Axline Professor of Business Economics/Chair of the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology.

Kevin Roust, '05
Minority Rights in Majoritarian Institutions.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Duke University.
Current position:  Not known.

Nilanjan Roy, '13
Essays on Cooperation and Reciprocity.
First position: Assistant Professor, Engineering and Systems Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics/Finance, City University of Hong Kong.

Thomas Ruchti, '13
Markets and Microstructure.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Accounting (Tepper School of Business), Carnegie Mellon University.

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Asha Sadanand, '84
Three Essays on Law and Economics.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Guelph.

Venkatraman Sadanand, '83
Imperfect Information and Oligopoly with Endogenous Market Power.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia.
Current position: Associate Professor of Neurosurgery/Pediatric and Adult Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University.

Jason Saving, '96
Welfare Magnets, the Labor-Leisure Decision and Economic Efficiency.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics, George Mason University.
Current position: Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

David Schmidt, '94
Equilibrium in Dynamic Economic Models.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Indiana University - Bloomington.
Current position: Assistant Director, Office of Applied Research and Outreach, Federal Trade Commission.

Stephen Selinger, '84
Three Essays in Applied and Normative Economics.
First position: Private real estate consulting, Not known.
Current position: Not known, Not known.

Katerina Sherstyuk, '95
The Foundation of Teams Under Incomplete Information.
First position: Lecturer in Economics, University of Melbourne.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Euncheol Shin, '16
Essays on Social Networks and Political Economy
First position:  Associate Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute (KDI)
Current position:  Assistant Professor of Economics, Kyung Hee University.

Olga Shvetsova, '95
The Design of Electoral Institutions.
First position: Visiting Instructor in Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, Binghamton University (SUNY).

Deborah Sinclair, '07
Political Networks.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.

John A. Sinclair, '13
Of Primary Importance: The Changing American Primary Election, 1945-2012.
First position: Postdoc, Caltech.
Current position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service (Wagner Graduate School of Public Services), New York University.

James Snyder, '85
Political and Market Equilibria with Income Taxes.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago.
Current position: Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Harvard University/Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Myungkoo Song, '17
Essays on the Impact of Information Asymmetry.
First position: Associate Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade.

Lee Sparling, '80
Regulatory Distortions in Transportation and Telecommunications.
First position: Not known, U.S. Department of Justice.
Current position: Utility Program Director, State of Oregon Public Utilities Commission.

Matthew Spitzer, '79
Axiomatic Analysis of Legal/Inst. Issues.
First position: Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law, Northwestern University.
Current position: Director Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth and Howard and Liz Chapman Professor of Law, Northwestern University.

Kristin Szakaly-Moore, '94
The Political Economy of State Department: An Analysis of Constitutional Limitations (1961-1990).
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles.
Current position: Manager, Cash Forecasting, State Treasurer's Office.

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Guofu Tan, '90
Optimal Procurement & Contracting with Research and Development.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Southern California.

Federico Tadei, '14
Extractive Institutions in Colonial Africa.
First position: ERC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Universita Bocconi, Milan (Italy).
Current position:  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University (Milan).

Gerelt Tserenjigmid, '16
Essays in Behavioral Decision Theory
First position:  Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech.

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Michael Udell, '95
Essays in Applied Economics with Application to Tax Evasion and the Political Business Cycle.
First position: Economist, Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress.
Current position:  Economic Consulting, District Economics Group.

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Carla VanBeselaere, '04
The Shirking Model - A Theory of How People Answer Surveys.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Mount Allison University.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Mount Allison University.

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Fang Wang, '98
Nativism in the 1990s.
First position: Research Analyst, First Quadrant.
Current position: Not known.

Roberto Weber, '00
Interdependence in Organizations and Laboratory Groups.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Zurich.

Barry Weingast, '78
A Representative Legislature and Regulatory Agency Capture.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Ward C. Krebs Family Professor, Department of Political Science (Stanford University)/Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences.

Dean Williamson, '99
The Design of Agency Relations: Four Essays on Contract Theory, Applications, and Experimentation.
First position: Economist, Economic Analysis Group.
Current position: Economist, Antitrust Division, US Dept. of Justice.

Jack Williamson, '87
Financial Equilibrium, Voting Procedures, & Coalition Structures in Allocational Mechanisms.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, McGill University.
Current position: Not known.

Catherine Wilson, '03
Political Information, Institutions and Citizen Participation in American Politics.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University.
Current position:  Managing Scientist (Data Collection), 23andMe.

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David Young, '09
Optimal Capacity Markets
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Auckland.
Current position: Principal Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Jin Yu, '99
Discrete Approximations of Continuous Allocation Mechanisms.
First position: Senior Research Economist, FinEcon.
Current position: Partner, McKinsey and Company - Beijing.

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Kathryn Zeiler, '03
Medical Malpractice and Contract Disclosure: A Study of the Effects of Legal Rules on Behavior in Health Care Markets.
First position: Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center.
Current position: Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center.

Langche Zeng, '93
Individual Choice in Political Economy.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Economy, GSIA, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego.

Jun Zhang, '17
Essays on Matching Theory.
First position: Assistant Professor, Nanjing Audit University (China)

Qiaoxi Zhang, '16
Three Essays On Information Economics.
First position:  Postdoc, University of Chile.