Alumni-Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Maria Acevedo

Ph.D Public Policy 2015
Economist at the World Bank Poverty Global Practice Division

Maria Cecilia Acevedo is an Economist at the World Bank Poverty Global Practice Division. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and an MPA in International… Read more about Maria Acevedo

Arturo Aguilar

Ph.D. Economics 2012
Assistant Professor of Economics at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Arturo's research interests are in development, labor, and applied econometrics (including the influence of environmental components). In his most recent work… Read more about Arturo Aguilar

Hunt Allcott

Ph.D. Public Policy 2009
Associate Professor, Department of Economics at New York University

Hunt's environmental research interests include technological change in the energy industry, tradable allowance markets, and automotive fuel economy. In… Read more about Hunt Allcott

Lori S. Bennear

Ph.D. Public Policy 2004
Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, Nicholas School of Environment at Duke University

Lori S. Bennear's research interests include environmental and natural resource economics, applied microeconomics, and empirical methods. Her research… Read more about Lori S. Bennear

Jonathan Borck

Ph.D. Public Policy 2008
Manager at Analysis Group
Dr. Borck specializes in the application of economics and statistics in the areas of energy, the environment, and finance. His case work in energy and the… Read more about Jonathan Borck

Jing Cao

Ph.D. Public Policy 2007
Associate Professor, Department of Economics at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

Jing Cao is an associate professor at the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. Her research interests are in… Read more about Jing Cao

Gabriel Chan

Ph.D. Public Policy 2015
Assistant Professor, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

Gabriel Chan will be an Assistant Professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota during academic year 2015-2016. Gabe’s… Read more about Gabriel Chan

Steve Cicala

Ph.D. Economics 2013
Assistant Professor, The Harris School of Public Policy at The University of Chicago
Steve's research focuses on the economics of environmental regulation. His current work studies the role that clean firms play in extending more stringent… Read more about Steve Cicala

Thom Covert

Ph.D. Business Economics 2014
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Economics at the University of Chicago

Thom will be a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago during academic year 2014-2015. He will then become… Read more about Thom Covert

J.R. Deshazo

Ph.D. Urban Planning, with Economics Concentration 1997
Luskin Center Director, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs
J.R. DeShazo is the Director of the Luskin Center for Innovation at the University of California at Los Angeles. He also is a Professor and Vice Chair of the… Read more about J.R. Deshazo

Wenhua Di

Ph.D. Public Policy 2004
Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Wenhua Di is a senior economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Her current research interests include housing economics,… Read more about Wenhua Di

Karen Fisher-Vanden

Ph.D. Public Policy 1999
Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at Penn State University
Karen Fisher-Vanden’s areas of research include economic and integrated assessment modeling for climate change policy analysis; economic instruments for… Read more about Karen Fisher-Vanden

Tara Grillos

Ph.D. Public Policy 2015
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Colorado in the Center for the Governance of Natural Resources, Institute of Behavioral Science

Tara Grillos is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the Institute of Behavioral Science. Grounded in political science and… Read more about Tara Grillos