Undergraduate students and research

Undergraduate students involved in research

In line with the educational objectives of William & Mary, in my work I include undergraduate students in research activities. I work with students interested in Ph.D. programs, economics consulting, public policy, or data science jobs. I also supervise thesis and independent study projects.

For the students who are interested, I provide mentorship on job applications, interviews, coding skills, and guidance on their graduate school applications.

The jobs or internships in underline are those cases where I helped the student during their job search. In some cases, students obtained jobs or internships by themselves.

Thesis

  • Kevin Bloodworth (main co-supervisor, 2023). Joint with Professor Ariel BenYishay. Summer intern (current) at the FED St Louis, former summer intern at the Council of Foreign Relations.

  • Georgiana Reece (main supervisor, 2022). "The Boys Are Back in School: Increased Chinese Import Exposure’s Effect on Community College Enrollments". Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

  • Leah Damelin (main supervisor, 2022). Thesis: "Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Export Subsidies". First job: Cornerstone.

  • Zoe Connell (external member, History Department, 2021). Thesis: "A Voice from the Convent: Arcangela Tarabotti in Tridentine Venice".

Independent Study

  • Aidan O'Connell (Urban Economics & Development, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, William & Mary). "Public Spaces and Crime in a Developing Nation Context". First job: Penn Wharton Budget Model (pre-doc).

  • Stephen Robards (honors project, University of Michigan, Spring 2016)

Research assistants (current)


  • Lauryn Walker (junior). Joint supervision with Camilo Acosta-Mejia (EAFIT). Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. Winner of the Garret Fund summer fellowship.

  • Justin Márquez-Talavera (junior). Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. Joint supervision with Divya Singh (Amazon).

  • Maia Tindall (freshman). Joint supervision with Camilo Acosta-Mejia (EAFIT). Spring 2022.

  • Naomi Ducharme (senior). Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022. Joint supervision with Barthelemy Bonadio (University of Lausanne) and Vanessa Alviarez (Inter-American Development Bank).

Research assistants (former)


  • Adam Hutchinson (William & Mary). Spring 2022. Funded by GRI.

  • Aidan O'Connell (William & Mary). Spring 2022. First job: Penn Wharton Budget Model (pre-doc).

  • Eli Rothleder (William & Mary). Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022. Joint supervision with Camilo Acosta-Mejia (EAFIT) during Spring 2022. First job: Charles River Associates.

  • Yiwen Sun. Summer and Fall 2021. Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Cornell University, M.Eng. in Operations Research and Information Engineering

  • Kirsten Magaard. Fall 2020, Spring 2021. Joint supervision with Abraham Aldama (UPenn)

  • George Anderson. Fall 2020, Spring 2021. Joint supervision with Abraham Aldama (UPenn)

  • Jordan Hewitt. Summer 2019. First job: Department of Treasury (Australia)

  • Callista Zingas. Summer 2019.

  • Jack Pedlow . Fall 2019, Spring 2020. First internship: Lansing Economic Area Partnership.