Jon McDonald

Why did you decide to pursue a Masters in Energy Economics?

Other than for the fact that I find the complexity of energy markets fascinating, the efficient allocation of capital and resources to ensure the optimal use of the sources of energy we have at our disposal is of monumental importance given the impact those energy sources have on our overall economic welfare. To study how to achieve such a goal has always been of interest to me.

What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Mishell Lopez

Why did you decide to pursue a Masters in Energy Economics?

Because I find the energy sector as one with multiple growth opportunities and I've been involved in the industry since a very young age due to my family business. I consider this program as an opportunity to develop new skills and get the specific knowledge to understand how does the industry performs globally.

What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Faustine Jean-Louis

Why did you decide to pursue a Masters in Energy Economics?

I'm interested in the interdisciplinary approach to finding creative and innovative solutions to real world problems. The topic of energy is a universal one and has been one to influence progressivity within many fields industries. Evidently, it has been an inherent factor in most discussions of sustaining growth long-run. I hope to employ what I've learned to developing new and sustaining ideas towards growth.

What have you enjoyed most about the program?

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

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

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

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