Economics

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Job Market Candidates 2014-2015

Thank you for visiting our Economics Job Market Candidates page. We are pleased to present our 2014-2015 job market candidates.

If you have questions concerning our students or need further assistance in contacting prospective candidates, please contact the dissertation advisor listed.


 

Robert S. Cavender

Dissertation Title:  The Economics of Emergent Order: Lessons From Virtual Worlds
Advisor:  Richard E. Wagner  rwagner@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Austrian Economics, Institutional Economics
Secondary Fields:  Public Choice, Monetary theory
Job Paper:  Internal Reinforcement of Cooperative Outcomes: Evidence From Virtual Worlds
Homepage:  robertscavender.net
CV
Email:  rcavende@gmu.edu


 

Ahrash Dianat

Dissertation Title:  Essays on Strategic Behavior and Equilibrium Selection in Two-Sided Matching Markets
Advisor:  Marco Castillo  mcastil8@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Experimental Economics, Market Design
Secondary Fields:  Microeconomic Theory, Behavioral Economics
Job Paper: Truncation Strategies in Two-Sided Matching Markets: Theory and Experiment 
Homepage 
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Email:  adianat@gmu.edu

 

Abigail R. Hall

Dissertation Title:  The Political Economy of Drones
Advisor:  Christopher J. Coyne  ccoyne3@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Austrian Economics, Institutions and Economic Development
Secondary Fields:  Defense and Peace Economics, Public Choice
Job Paper:  Drones: Public Interest, Public Choice, and the Expansion of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Homepage:  www.abigailrhall.com
CV
Email:  ahall15@gmu.edu

 

Aaron M. Honsowetz

Dissertation Title: The 1866 Post Act: Federal Preemption, Competition, and Deregulation of United States Telegraph Industry 
Advisor:  John Nye  jnye@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Economic History, New Institutional Economics
Secondary Fields:  Public Choice, Law and Economics
Job Paper:  Federal Preemption and Competition in the Post 1866 United States Telegraph Market
Homepage
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Email:  aaronmhonsowetz@gmail.com

 


 

Cheryl Litman

Dissertation Title:  Behavior Under Scrutiny
Advisor:  Thomas Stratmann  tstratma@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Applied Microeconomics, Institutions
Secondary Fields: Economic History, Sports Economics
Job Paper:  Affiliation Bias: Evidence from Figure Skating
Homepage:  http://www.cheryllitman.com
CV
Email:  cheryl.litman@gmail.com


 

Lotta Moberg

Dissertation Title:  The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones
Advisor:  Tyler Cowen tcowen@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Development Economics, International Economy, Political Economy
Secondary Fields: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics
Job Paper:  The Misunderstood Export Processing Zone
Homepage:  http://www.lottamoberg.com/
CV
Email:  lmoberg2@gmu.edu


 

Paul D. Mueller

Dissertation Title:  Learning from Adam Smith: Propriety in Individual Choice, Economic Discourse, and Politics
Advisor:  Daniel Klein  dklein@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Monetary Economics, Adam Smith
Secondary Fields: Austrian Economics, Political Economy
Job Paper:  The Political Economy of the Federal Reserve's New Operating Framework
                   Adam Smith's Views on Consumption and Happiness
Homepage
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Email:  pmuelle4@gmu.edu


 

Ryan Safner

Dissertation Title:  Essays on the Institutional Analysis of Copyright and its Alternatives
Advisor:  Richard E. Wagner  rwagner@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Austrian Economics, Law and Economics
Job Paper:  Crowdfunding Creative Goods, Crowding Out Intellectural Property?
Homepage:  ryansafner.com
CV
Email:  rsafner@gmu.edu


 

Alexander Schibuola

Dissertation Title:  Money, Capital, and Business Cycles
Advisor:  Tyler Cowen  tcowen@gmu.edu
Primary Fields: Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Theory
Secondary Fields: Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics
Job Paper:  There Ain't No Such Thing as a Soft Landing
Homepage  
CV
Email:  aschibuo@gmu.edu

 

Akhmad Rizal Shidiq

Dissertation Title:  Essays on Firms and Political Connections in Indonesia
Advisor:  Garett B. Jones  gjonesb@gmu.edu
Primary Fields: Development Economics, Monetary Theory
Secondary Fields:  Public Choice 
Job Paper:  The Ghost of Suharto: Do Politically Connected Firms Persistently Have Fewer Financing Constraints?
Homepage:  http://scholar.harvard.edu/rizalshidiq
CV
Email:  ashidiq@masonlive.gmu.edu

 

Vlad Tarko

Dissertation Title:  Federalism, Development, and the Calculus of Consent: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of Self-Governance, Conflict, and Heterogeneity
Advisor:  Peter J. Boettke  pboettke@gmu.edu
Primary Fields: Institutional Economics, Public Choice, Austrian Economics
Secondary Fields:  Comparative Economic Systems, Constitutional Political Economy 
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Homepage:  http://vladtarko.com
CV
Email:  vtarko@gmu.edu ; vladtarko@gmail.com


 

David Chandler Thomas

Dissertation Title:  The Economic Impact of Emergency Services
Advisor: Thomas Stratmann tstratma@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Health Economics, Political Economy
Job Paper:  The Impact of Emergency Services on U.S. Homicide Rates
Homepage:  http://www.davidchandlerthomas.com/
CV
Email:  dthoma20@gmu.edu

 

 

Peter B. Twieg

Dissertation Title:  Investigating the Emergence of Endogenous Institutions in Virtual World Experiments
Advisor:  Kevin McCabe  kmccabe@gmu.edu
Primary Fields:  Experimental Economics, Institutional Economics
Secondary Fields:  Behavioral Economics, Public Economics
Job Paper:  The Determinants of Territorial Property Rights in a Spatial Commons Experiment
Homepage:  http://www.petertwieg.com/
CV
Email:  twiegp@gmail.com

 

 

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