Job Market Candidates

Our job market candidates for the 2017-2018 year are:

Jean Falconer
Fields: Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics
Job Market Paper:  “Cyclicality of U.S. Discretionary Fiscal Policy”
Dissertation Title: “Essays on Fiscal Policy”
Dissertation Committee:  Jeremy Piger (chair), Mark Thoma, Bruce McGough, and David Guenther (Accounting)

Erin Hunt
Fields: Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Behavioral Economics
Job Market Paper:  “Life-cycle Horizon Learning, Social Security Reform, and Uncertainty”
Dissertation Title: “Macroeconomic Consequences of Social Security Policy Uncertainty”
Dissertation Committee:  George Evans (chair), Bruce McGough, Shankha Chakraborty, and Brandon Julio (Finance)

Nigel McClung

Fields: Macroeconomics, Monetary, Learning
Job Market Paper:  “Performance of Simple Interest Rate Rules Subject to Fiscal Policy”
Dissertation Title: “Essays in Regime Switching, Policy Interactions, and Adaptive Learning”
Dissertation Committee:  George Evans (co-chair), Bruce McGough (co-chair), Jeremy Piger, and Wenbo Wu (Operations and Business Analytics)

Tristan Nighswander

Fields: Macroeconomics, Behavioral, Wealth Inequality, Human Capital
Job Market Paper:  “Present Bias, Preference Heterogeneity, and Wealth Inequality over the Life-Cycle”
Dissertation Title: “Behavioral Biases in General Equilibrium: Implications for Wealth Inequality and Human Capital”
Dissertation Committee:  Shankha Chakraborty (chair), Mike Kuhn, David Evans, and Laura Leete (Planning, Public Policy, and Management)