Job Market Candidates

Candidates for the 2018–19 academic year

Placement Officer:

Yinghua He
Assistant Professor of Economics
(713) 348-5278
Yinghua.He@rice.edu

Placement Coordinator:

Kimesha Webb
PhD Placement Coordinator
(713) 348-4875
Kimesha.Webb@rice.edu


 

Paul Barton

Paul Barton
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251

Job Market Paper

Debt Signaling and Capital Structure Puzzles
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • B.S., Business Administration, Southern New Hampshire University, May 2011

Dissertation Title

Dissertation Papers
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Corporate Finance
  • Market Microstructure
  • Asset Pricing

Kevin Bittner

Kevin Bittner
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251

Job Market Paper

Intertemporal Competition in eBay Auctions
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2019
  • B.A., Economics, University of Texas, May 2013
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Texas, May 2013

Dissertation Title

Dissertation Papers
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Microeconomics

Shasha Liu

Shasha Liu
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251
Website Personal Link

Job Market Paper

Efficiency of Large U.S. Banks: A Closer Look at Managerial Efficiency
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2019
  • M.A. (anticipated), Statistics, Rice University, May 2019
  • B.A., Economics (Phi Beta Kappa), Lake Forest College, May 2013

Dissertation Title

Dissertation Papers
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Empirical Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics

Michael Shashoua

Michael Shashoua
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251
Website Personal Link

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2019
  • M.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, May 2014
  • B.A., Business Administration (Cum Laude), University of Southern California, May 2012

Dissertation Title

Three Papers in Industrial Organization
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Industrial Organization
  • Marketing
  • Applied Econometrics

Peter Volkmar

Peter Volkmar
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251

Job Market Paper

Has Shale Oil Affected OPEC’s Ability to Collude?
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2019
  • M.A. (anticipated), Statistics, Rice University, May 2019
  • B.A., Religious Studies & Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2008

Dissertation Title

Dissertation Papers
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Energy Economics

Yingying Xu

Yingying Xu
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251

Job Market Paper

Emergency Care Market Competition: Freestanding Emergency Departments in Texas
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2019
  • M.A., Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California - Davis, Dec 2013
  • B.A., Applied Biological Science, Zhejiang University, July 2012

Dissertation Title

Dissertation Papers
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Health Economics