Placement Directors

Placement Coordinators

John Asker

Professor

johnasker@econ.ucla.edu
(310) 794-4892

Rosa Matzkin

Professor

matzkin@econ.ucla.edu
(310) 825-7371

Chiara Paz and Juliana Smith

Graduate Advisors

placement@econ.ucla.edu
Bunche Hall 8292
(310) 206-1413

Lee Ohanian

Professor

ohanian@econ.ucla.edu
(310) 825-0979

Candidates

Richard Domurat

Richard Domurat

Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics (Health care, Public)

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Dissertation Title: Essays on the Economics of Health Insurance
References: John Asker, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Martin Hackmann, Wesley Yin

Xinyu Fan

Xinyu Fan

Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Political Economy, Industrial Organization

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Dissertation Title: Essays on Game Theory and Its Applications in Political Economy
References: Simon Board, Marek Pycia, Tomasz Sadzik, Daniel Treisman, Michael Chwe

Ming Gu

Ming Gu

Health Economics, Labor Economics, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics

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Dissertation Title: Essays in Health Economics and Labor Economics
References: Moshe Buchinsky, Jerry Hausman, Thomas Rice

Yunfan Gu

Yunfan Gu

Macroeconomics, International Economics, Finance, Development Economics

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Dissertation Title: TBA
References: Lee Ohanian, Pierre-Olivier Weill, Gary Hansen

Wenshu Guo

Wenshu Guo

Industrial Organization

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Dissertation Title: TBA
References: John Asker, Rosa Matzkin, Hugo Hopenhayn

Jing Hang

Jing Hang

Macroeconomics, International

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Dissertation Title: Transportation Costs, Ability Sorting, and the Dual Economy
References: Lee Ohanian, Gary Hansen, Pablo Fajgelbaum

Ioannis Kospentaris

Ioannis Kospentaris

Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Search and Matching

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Dissertation Title: Essays on the Macroeconomics of the Labor Market
References: Gary Hansen, Pierre-Olivier Weill, Till von Wachter, Lee Ohanian, Edward McDevitt

Fanghua Li

Fanghua Li

Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Public Economics

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Dissertation Title: Inherited Social Captial, Occupational Choice and Lifetime Income Inequality
References: Moshe Buchinsky, Dora Costa, Shuyang Sheng

Zhuoran Lu

Zhuoran Lu

Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Industrial Organization

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Dissertation Title: Essays on Contract Theory and Organizational Economics
References: Simon Board, Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn, Tomasz Sadzik

Giovanni Nicolò

Giovanni Nicolò

Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Bayesian Econometrics

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Dissertation Title: Monetary Policy, Expectations and Business Cycles in the U.S. Postwar Period
References: Roger Farmer, Aaron Tornell, Francesco Bianchi, Vincenzo Quadrini

Andrés Schneider

Andrés Schneider

Macroeconomics, Finance

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Dissertation Title: Essays on Macroeconomics and Finance
References: Andrew Atkeson, Mikhail Chernov, Stavros Panageas, Pierre-Olivier Weill

Liyan Shi

Liyan Shi

Macroeconomics

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Dissertation Title: Restrictions on Executive Mobility and Reallocation: The Aggregate Effect of Non-Competition Contracts
References: Hugo Hopenhayn, Andrew Atkeson, Pablo Fajgelbaum, Pierre-Olivier Weill

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

Applied Microeconomics, Labor

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Dissertation Title: Essays on the Role of the Firm in Labor Economics
References: Till Von Wachter, Pablo Fajgelbaum, Adriana Lleras-Muney

Zhuofu Song

Zhuofu Song

Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics

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Dissertation Title: Mergers, Tacit Collusion and Optimal Antitrust Policy
References: Qing Han, Shuyang Sheng, Mark Garmaise

Jesper Riis-Vestergaard Sørensen

Jesper Riis-Vestergaard Sørensen

Econometrics

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Dissertation Title: Essays in Semiparametric and High-Dimensional Econometrics
References: Jinyong Hahn, Denis Chetverikov, Rosa Matzkin, Kathleen McGarry

Yuan Tian

Yuan Tian

Applied Microeconomics, Trade, Development

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Dissertation Title: International Trade Liberalization and Domestic Institutional Reform: WTO and Internal Migration Policy in China
References: Adriana Lleras-Muney, Pablo Fajgelbaum, Moshe Buchinsky

Meng Xu

Meng Xu

History, Trade, Applied Microeconomics

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Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Economic History
References: Dora Costa, Walker Hanlon, Leah Boustan, James Tong

Yizhi Xu

Yizhi Xu

Macroeconomics, International Economics, and Banking

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Dissertation Title: Essays on Banking and Fiscal Crises
References: Aaron Tornell, Roger Farmer, Zhipeng Liao, Romain Wacziarg

Postdoctoral Scholars

Benjamin Bernard

Benjamin Bernard

Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory, Finance, Networks

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Dissertation Title: Continuous-Time Repeated Games with Imperfect Information: Folk Theorems and Explicit Results
References: Agostino Capponi,Christoph Frei, Ichiro Obara, and Joseph E. Stiglitz