The doctoral program at Harris Public Policy prepares students interested in research-oriented careers in such areas as crime, education, conflict, health, microeconomics, and political economy.

2017–18 Job Market Candidates

Dan Alexander
Dan Alexander

Dan Alexander

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Job Market Paper

Incentives or Disincentives?

Research Fields

Political Economy, Microeconomics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics

Faculty Advisors

Scott Ashworth (Co-Chair), Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (Co-Chair), Will Howell


Bocar Abdoulaye Ba
Bocar Abdoulaye Ba

Bocar Abdoulaye Ba

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Job Market Paper

Going the Extra Mile: the Cost of Complaint Filing, Accountability, and Law Enforcement Outcomes in Chicago

Research Fields

Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics, Economics of Crime, Law and Economics

Faculty Advisors

Robert LaLonde (Co-Chair),  Steven Levitt (Co-Chair), Christian Hansen, Jens Ludwig


Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

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Job Market Paper

The Short and Long Run Impacts of Centralized Clearinghouses: Evidence from Matching Teach for America Teachers to Schools

Research Fields

Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics, Labor Economics, Microeconomic Theory

Faculty Advisors

Jens Ludwig, Kerwin Charles, Robert LaLonde, John List, Eric Budish


Sebastián Gallegos
Sebastián Gallegos

Sebastián Gallegos

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Dissertation Title

Improving the Distribution of Educational Opportunities

Research Fields

Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Behavioral Economics

Faculty Advisors

Dan Black (UChicago), Robert LaLonde (UChicago), Christopher Neilson (Princeton), Susan Mayer (UChicago), Ofer Malamud (Northwestern)


Yiming Li
Yiming Li

Yiming Li

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Dissertation Title

Essays on the Responses to Labor Market Shocks

Research Fields

Labor Economics, Health Economics, Public Economics, Program Evaluation

Faculty Advisors

Kerwin Charles (Chair), Bruce Meyer, Damon Jones


Greg Sasso
Greg Sasso

Greg Sasso

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Job Market Paper

Delegation and Political Turnover

Research Fields

American Institutions, Organizational and Bureaucratic Politics, Political Economy, Formal Theory

Faculty Advisors

Scott Ashworth, Peter Buisseret, Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, B. Pablo Montagnes


Congyi Zhou
Congyi Zhou

Congyi Zhou

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Dissertation Title

Three Essays in Authoritarian Politics

Research Fields

Political Economy, Economics of Education, Matching and Market Design

Faculty Advisors

Scott Ashworth, Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Dan Black


Tong Wang
Tong Wang

Tong Wang

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Dissertation Title

Essays on Mechanism Design

Research Fields

Education Policy, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Mechanism Design

Faculty Advisors

Roger Myerson (Chair), Robert LaLonde, Brent HickmanSeth Zimmerman


 

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