Job Market Candidates

Candidates for the 2019–20 academic year

Placement Officer:

Ted Loch-Temzelides
George and Cynthia Mitchell Professor in Sustainable Development
(713) 348-2129
tedt@rice.edu

Placement Coordinator:

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


 

Dario Biolcati Rinaldi

Dario Biolcati Rinaldi
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2019
  • M.Sc., Economics, University of Bologna, July 2014
  • B.A., Economics and Finance, University of Bologna, July 2012

Fields of Concentration

  • Income and Wealth Inequality
  • Macroeconomics
  • Political Economy

Kevin Bittner

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

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2020
  • 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
  • Game Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization

Mehreen Gul

Mehreen Gul
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 2020
  • M.Sc., Economic Theory and Econometrics, Toulouse School of Economics, June 2013
  • M.Sc., Macroeconomic Policy & Financial Markets, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, June 2012
  • B.A., Economics & Political Science, minor Mathematics (cum laude), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, December 2009

Dissertation Title

Essays in Education Economics
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Applied Econometrics

Bolun Li

Bolun Li
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 2020
  • MA., Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
  • B.A., Economics & B.S., Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Dissertation Title

Essays on Child Development and Parental Migration
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Development Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Program Evaluation

Van Ngo

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

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2020
  • M.S., Financial Econometrics, Texas A&M University, December 2013
  • B.A., Economics (Magna cum Laude), University of California - San Diego, June 2011

Dissertation Title

Content Decision of Newspapers and How It Impacts Digital Readers
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Media Economics

Atara Oliver

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

Job Market Paper

Online News and Editorial Standards
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2020
  • M.A., Economic Policy Analysis, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, May 2014
  • B.A., Economics, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, May 2013
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, May 2013

Dissertation Title

Essays on the Economics of Communication and Disclosure
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Industrial Organization
  • Media Economics