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Graduate Students Publish Research and Garner Awards

Yuliyan Mitkov has won a Bevier Fellowship (2016-2017).  Congratulations to Ph.D. student Yuliyan Mitkov (advised by Prof. Todd Keister) for winning a Bevier Fellowship, one of only twelve at Rutgers!  His innovative dissertation research shows that increasing wealth inequality can leave the economy more susceptible to a financial crisis.

Li Liu, a former Rutgers doctoral student, has won the 2015 Young Economists Award from the International Institute of Public Finance. The award was announced at the Institute's Annual Congress held in Dublin, Ireland this past August. Rosanne Altshuler was a plenary speaker at the conference. The Institute is the pre-eminent academic institution for study and research on economic public policy topics. Li is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.

Diep Duong has recently been recognized by the Financial Management Association International (FMA) for the 2014 Best Paper in Derivatives. His paper, entitled “Empirical Evidence on the Importance of Aggregation, Asymmetry, and Jumps for Volatility Prediction” (joint with Norman Swanson) is forthcoming in the Journal of Econometrics and was ranked one of the top 10 downloaded papers in the Social Science Research Network for several consecutive weeks.

Niccolo Battistini has recently published "Systematic Risk, Sovereign Yields and Bank Exposures in the Euro Crisis" (joint with Marco Pagano and Saverio Simonelli) as the lead article in Economic Policy, 78, 203-251, 2014.

Geoffrey Clarke has recently published "The Disappearing Gay Income Penalty" in Economics Letters, 121, 542-545, 2013.

Hyun Hak Kim has recently published “Forecasting Financial and Macroeconomic Variables Using Data Reduction Methods: New Empirical Evidence,” (with Norman Swanson), Journal of Econometrics, 178, 352-367, 2014.

Kihwan Kim has recently published “Diffusion Index Model Specification and Estimation Using Mixed Frequency Datasets,” (with Norman Swanson), printed in Jun Ma and Mark Wohar, Recent Advances in Estimating Nonlinear Models: With Applications in Economics and Finance, Springer, New York, pp. 15-31, 2014.

Cesar Tamayo published "Investor Protection and Optimal Contracts under Risk Aversion and Costly State Verification" in Economic Theory in December.  The print version is forthcoming in 2015.

Upcoming Workshops

Thu Sep 20 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Econometrics Workshop
Adam Rosen, Duke University


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