Job Market Candidates

Candidates for the 2017–18 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


 

Mark Agerton

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

Job Market Paper

Drilling to Learn: Information, Royalty Rates and Drilling Decisions in the Haynesville Shale
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • M.A., Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2012
  • B.A., Spanish, magna cum laude, Davidson College, May 2006

Dissertation Title

Essays on Energy Market Dynamics
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Energy Economics, Applied Econometrics

Nicholas Copeland

Nicholas Copeland
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 2018
  • M.A. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • B.A., Economics, Mathematics and Public Policy, Emory & Henry College, May 2013

Dissertation Title

Essays on the Economics of the Film Industry
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics

Dong(Daisy) Ding

Dong(Daisy) Ding
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251
Website Personal Link

Job Market Paper

A Spatial Analysis of Capital Regulation on Bank Capital, Efficiency and Risk Taking
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • M.A. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • M.A. (anticipated), Professional Statistics, Rice University, May 2018
  • B.A., Mathematics & Economics, Colgate University, May 2012

Dissertation Title

Three Essays on Financial Markets: Bank Efficiency, Risk Taking and Contagion Effect
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Applied Econometrics, Financial Economics

Nick Frazier

Nick Frazier
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 2018
  • M.Sc., Economics, University College London, September 2011
  • B.A., Economics & Public Policy, New College of Florida, May 2010

Dissertation Title

Essays on Labor Economics
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Van Ngoc Thu Pham

Van Ngoc Thu Pham
Department of Economics MS-22
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251
Website Personal Link

Job Market Paper

Maternal Decision on Child Care Arrangements and Infant's Outcomes
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • M.A. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Southwestern University, May 2013

Dissertation Title

Essays on Social and Parental Determinants of Early Child Development
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Stephen Pickett

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

Job Market Paper

Performance Pay and Productivity: Evidence from Healthcare Providers
Please see below for links to other papers.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • M.A. (anticipated), Economics, Rice University, May 2018
  • B.B.A., Business Fellows and Mathematics, Baylor University, May 2013

Dissertation Title

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

Fields of Concentration

  • Healthcare Economics, Labor Economics

Nigel Soria

Nigel Soria
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 2018
  • M.A., Economics, Wichita State University, May 2010
  • B.B.A., Finance, Wichita State University, June 2007

Dissertation Title

Essays in Child Protection
Contains abstracts and links to other papers.

Fields of Concentration

  • Applied Econometrics, Child and Family Welfare, Health Economics