Ph.D. Students

Three generations of students.
Three Generations of Students

One of the great things about being at the University of Minnesota is that it has given me a chance to get

With Roozbeh and Ali
involved with teaching and advising PhD students. Minnesota has been known for its students for years and I'm very lucky to have been involved with a great group of them during the time I've been here.

It begins with me/us challenging them, and ends with them teaching us some things that we never knew... they go from bright and eager first year PhD students, to struggling with research for the first time to co-authors. It's truly a wonderful transformation to be a part of. One of the best things about the program is the collection of PhD student workshops that we run. In these, a group of
With Aleh and Mike
advanced students meet regularly (e.g., weekly in our case) with a couple of faculty members to try out their research ideas.  It can be a bloody scene, but it is always a learning one as well.

My former advisees - where are they now?

The students I have worked with in the past and am working with now are a remarkable bunch. Here is a list of some that I have worked particularly closely with and who are now out in the cold real world making me proud....

Laurence Ales ('08)
Carnegie Mellon University
"Risk Sharing with Private Information"

Michael Bar ('05)
San Francisco State University
"On Labor Force Participation of Married Women:  The Case of the U.S. Since 1959"

Job Boerma ('20)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Essays on Macroeconomics and Fiscal Policy"

Sebastien Buttet   ('06)     
CUNY - Guttman Community College Business School
"Essays in the Economics of Gender:  Theory and Quantitative Analysis"

Tayar Buyukbasaran ('14)
Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
"Essays on Macroeconomics"

Guillermo Cabral Lassalle ('19)     
Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina     
"Essays in Public Economics"

Francesca Carapella ('08)     
Federal Reserve Board     
"Banking Panics in a Dynamic General Equilibrium Framework"

Sangwook "Stanley" Cho ('06)
University of New South Wales
"Household Wealth Accumulation in Korea"

Ceyhun Elgin ('10)
Bogazici University
“Essays on Dynamic Macroeconomics”

Keyvan Eslami ('19)     
Ryerson University     
"Essays in Health Economics"

Mike Golosov ('04)
University of Chicago
"Essays in Dynamic Fiscal and Monetary Policy"

Roozbeh Hosseini ('08)
University of Georgia
“Essays on Insurance Markets and the Role for Government”

Rishabh Kirpalani ('16)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Essays on Endogenously Incomplete Markets”   

Oksana Leukhina ('05)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Essays on Historical Evolution of Output and Population"

Stefania Marcassa ('09)
Université de Cergy-Pontoise Dissertation:  
"Essays in Family and Labor Economics”

Marcos Marcolino ('18)     
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Dissertation: 
“Essays in Macroeconomics”

Pricila Maziero ('09)
New York University - Stern
“Optimal Social Insurance and Non-exclusive Contracting”

Urvi Neelakantan ('05)
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
"Child Support: Trends and Policy"

Facundo Piguillem ('09)     
Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
“Essays on the Political Economy of Taxation in Dynamic Settings”

Filippo Rebessi ('16)
California State University, East Bay
“Essays on International Economics and Policy”

Erick Sager ('13)
 Federal Reserve Board Dissertation: 
"Essays on Macroeconomics, Development and Financial Markets”

Luis Sanchez-Mier ('04)
Universidad de Guanajuato
"Political Influence and Economic Organization"

Anderson Schneider ('09)
Morgan Stanley
"Three Essays on Public Economics and Heterogeneity"

Alice Schoonbroodt ('06)
Black Panther SVE,LLC; University of Georgia
"Baby Busts and Baby Booms: The Fertility Response to Economic Shocks"

Ali Shourideh ('12)
Carnegie Mellon University
"Essays in Dynamic Macroeconomic Policy"

Ctirad Slavik ('10)
CERGE-EI, Prague Dissertation:
"Essays on Dynamic Economies with Frictions"

Juan Sole ('03)
IMF Dissertation:
"Essays on International Finance"

Simge Tarhan ('09)
Project Manager and Research Professional, Market Research and Strategy
“Essays on Corruption”

Michele Tertilt ('03)
University of Mannheim
"The Effects of Family Structure and Property Rights on Fertility and Growth: the Case of Sub-Saharan Africa"

Monica Tran Xuan ('20)
University at Buffalo
"Fiscal Policies, Redistribution, and Limited Commitment"

Aleh Tsyvinski ('03)
Yale University
"Optimal Dynamic Economic Policy"

Maxim Troshkin ('11)
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton
“Essays in Dynamic Optimal Fiscal Policy”

Klevi Xhaxho ('18)
US Bank
“Essays in Macroeconomics”

Ariel Zetlin-Jones ('12)
Carnegie Mellon University
"Essays on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets"

Yuzhe Zhang ('06)
Texas A & M University
"Essays on Dynamic Economies"