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Alma Cortes Selva
Summer 2021

Dissertation: "Renewable energies: Impact at the regional level and national level and future patterns of trade"

Interests/Skills:

  • Macroeconomic impact of energy and climate change policies at national, regional level
  • Economic modelling of energy
  • Econometric and non-parametric econometrics
  • Simulations of different policies/impact of sustainable energy technologies
  • Optimal taxation, incentives (especially energy incentives/credits)

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Emiliano Lopez Barrera
Summer 2021

Dissertation: "Three Essays on the Global Food Economy Towards 2050"

Interests/Skills:

  • Economic and Nutrition modelling
  • Food Security
  • Food Waste and Obesity
  • International Trade and Development
  • Partial and General Equilibrium Modeling
  • Econometrics
  • Spatial Analysis

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Debadrita (Rimi) Kundu
Summer 2023

Dissertation: TBD

Interests/Skills:

  • Economic Impacts of Financial and Anthropogenic Shocks
  • Food Security and Poverty Alleviation
  • Labour Migration and Productivity Impacts
  • International Trade and Development
  • Panel Econometrics and Microeconometrics
  • Partial and General Equilibrium Modelling

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Wajiha Saeed
Summer 2022

Dissertation: "Assessing the economic implications of increasing human heat stress in developing countries"

Interests/Skills:

  • International trade
  • Economic implications of climate change
  • Household labor decisions, labor markets, food production
  • Tariffs and trade
  • Global and country-level CGE modelling
  • Poverty microsimulation
  • Agricultural household models

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Le (Allen) Wang
Summer 2021

Dissertation: TBD

Interests/Skills:

  • Agricultural policies
  • Demographics
  • Economic implications of climate change
  • International Trade
  • Non-Tariff barriers
  • The GTAP Data Base and extensions

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Zhan Wang
Summer 2022

Dissertation: "Integrated Analysis of Economic Development, Pollution and Ecosystem Services"

Interests/Skills:

  • Environmental protection and Sustainable development
  • Spatial econometrics
  • Programming and regression (Python, R)
  • Partial Equilibrium Modeling (GEMPACK)
  • GIS analysis (QGIS, ArcGIS)

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Anton Yang
Summer 2021

Dissertation: "Non-Homotheticity in the Global Economic Analysis"

Interests/Skills:

  • International Trade, Computational Economics, GE Theory
  • Consumer Demand, Economic Geography, Global Sustainability
  • Bridging gap between CGE and New Quantitative Trade Models
  • Estimations
    • Structural Estimation of Gravity Models of Trade
    • Empirical Demand System Estimation of the GTAP Model
    • Estimations of Food and Calorie Demand
  • Partial and General Equilibrium Modeling
  • Languages: Mandarin, German (f), Japanese (b)

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