My Economics Research Lab

Meet the members of my research group, including current graduate student advisees, undergraduate research assistants, other students on whose independent research projects or thesis committees I serve or with whom I work and former students. View background information on each of the students with whom I currently work, including his or her current projects and papers.

Note that almost all of my doctoral advisees conduct primary data collection and often experimental field research.

Current Lab Members

Nusrat Jimi

Economics PhD Candidate at SUNY Binghamton (6th Year doctoral student). Using field experiments, Nusrat is working at the intersection of development economics, labor economics, and economics of education, with a particular focus on the effect of diversity in the classroom on educational outcomes in developing countries and the causes and consequences of female economic empowerment. Nusrat is currently collecting follow-up data for a field experiment in Bangladesh. She is the recipient of the National Science Foundation DDIG Fellowship in Economics and the 2019 Binghamton University's Graduate Student Excellence Award in Research (awarded only to 10 doctoral students per year across the university).  Nusrat Jimi
Alan Adelman Economics PhD Candidate, SUNY Binghamton (6th Year doctoral student). Alan's research focuses on the economics of human development with a particular focus on the formation of non-cognitive skills during the life cycle and the effect of non-cognitive skills on labor market outcomes in developing countries. Alan is the the 2021 Binghamton University's Graduate Student Excellence Award in Research (awarded to only 10 doctoral students per year across the university).  Alan Adelman
David Titus SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2020 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics). David is currently enrolled in the core Ph.D.-level courses in microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory. His research interests are in public finance and labor economics. David is currently a Ph.D. student in in economics at Cornell University's Department of Economics David Titus
Shahadath Hossain Economics PhD Candidate, SUNY Binghamton (4th Year). Research focus: South Asia, Empowerment and economic outcomes in South Asia.  Shahadath Hossain
Steve Yeh Cornell University, Class of 2021 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics, CS Minor). Steve is currently taking the doctoral-level sequence in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at Cornell University. His interests are in applied game theory, labor and development economics. Steve will enter the Economics Ph.D. program at Columbia University in Fall 2021. Steve Yeh
Hongyi Duan Cornell University, Class of 2021 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics; undergraduate student). Hongyi's research interests are in financial & labor economics. Hongyi is currently working on a project quantifying the labor supply response of prime-aged individuals to the presence of old-age pensioners in households in China. Hongyi is currently applying for Economics masters programs for Fall 2021.  Hongyi Duan
Justin Sun Cornell University, Class of 2022 (Majors in Economics and Computer Science).   
Ariunzaya Oktyabri Columbia University, Class of 2022 (Major: Mathematics-Economics; undergraduate student). Ariunzaya is an editor for the Columbia Economic Review and a member of the Undergraduate Scholars Program. Bronze medalist in the Mongolian National Biology Olympiad. Ariunzaya is currently working on a project quantifying the labor supply response of prime-aged individuals to the presence of old-age pensioners in households in China.   Ariunzaya Oktyabri
Yee-Lynn Lee Amherst College, Class of 2023, Majors: Economics and Mathematics. Yee-Lynn is an assistant news editor for the Amherst Student from Eldersburg, Maryland. A member of the class of 2023, she is considering majoring in economics and mathematics. When she has the time, Lynn enjoys playing music and reading Chinese literature.  
Nicholas Langel Williams College, Class of 2023, Majors: Economics and Statistics. He has worked as an economic data analyst at the Berkshire Innovation Center and an equity research analyst for TenCore partners.  Nick Langel
Charlotte Williams SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2022 (Major in Economics and Political Science, Global Studies minor). Charlotte was the research manager of a randomized field experiment, which focused on the role of information on health investments in response to COVID-19.  Charlotte Williams

Former Lab Members

William "Billy" Lombardo SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2022 (Majors in Mathematics and History; undergraduate student). Billy worked on a research project examining the economic effects of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. At Binghamton, he is a member of the Scholars Program and has been active as a part of the program's student leadership. Billy is a leader of Binghamton's undergraduate mathematics club and plays the violin for the student symphony orchestra. Billy Lombardo
Declan Levine SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2021 (Majors in Mathematics and Philosophy; undergraduate student). Declan helped with the update of the Guide for Writing Economics Research Papers entitled "Writing Tips for Economics Research Papers" available here Declan Levine
Matthew Bonci SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2019 (Majors: Mathematics and Economics); Current position: Pre-Doctoral Economics Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania & University of Zurich (Department of Economics) Matt Bonci
Dayne Feehan SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2019 (Majors in Economics, Korean Studies and Sociology); Dayne was a research assistant for two experimental projects, a lab experiment conducted in China and a vocational training field experiment in Nepal. Current position: Graduate Student at George Washington University Dayne Feehan
Jerray Chang SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2019. Jerray worked on a labor economics project, which examined the labor market returns to cognitive skills in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently a research assistant for Peter Hull (University of Chicago).   
Matthew Slater SUNY Binghamton, Class of 2019 (Major in Financial Economics); Matthew was a research assistant for a field experiment (conducted in Tanzania), which examined how introducing a time delay into the execution of an investment plan influences individuals’ risk preferences. Current position: Analyst at iStar Inc. (NYSE:STAR), a publicly traded REIT Matthew Slater
Yonglin "Pauline" Liang SUNY Binghamton Class of 2017 (Majors in Mathematics and Economics); Pauline was a research manager between 2016-2018 for a randomized controlled trial examining how conditions of scarcity influence labor productivity and optimizing behavior. Current position: Pre-Doctoral Research Associate, NYU Stern School of Business. Pauline is a Ph.D. student in financial economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford University's Economics Department. She is also the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics. 
Pauline Liang
Joyce Kim SUNY Binghamton Class of 2017 (Majors in Economics & Global and International Affairs); Joyce was a research assistant in 2016 for a randomized controlled trial examining how conditions of scarcity influence labor productivity and optimizing behavior. Current position: Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow in Economics, Harvard University (Harvard Kennedy School). Joyce is currently a research assistant for Professor Marcella Alsan, whose research focuses on the relationship between health and socioeconomic disparities with an emphasis on infectious disease. Joyce will enter the Economics Ph.D. program at The University of Michigan in Fall 2021. Joyce Kim
Alexander Coulard SUNY Binghamton Class of 2016 (Major in Economics); Current position: Portfolio Manager, AB Bernstein Alex Coulard
Kevin Acker SUNY Binghamton Class of 2015 (Majors in Economics and China Studies); Current position: Graduate student, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Kevin Acker
Bernard Matungwa University of Dar es Salaam (Major in Political Science); Project manager for a randomized control trial in the Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) area conducted between 2011 and 2013 Bernard Matungwa