Economics: Student Honors, Awards, Publications, and Other Activities

Takuya Hasebe (Economics) published, along with Bilesha Weeraratne (Economics), the chapter “Intergenerational Dynamics in Agriculture as an Economic Activity in Agriculture and Rural Development in Sri Lanka” in Agricultural and Rural Development in Sri Lanka (Development Resource Centre, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011). (posted 9-2011)

Stephen O’Connell (Economics), along with two others, published “Promoting Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Job Creation” in Reshaping Tomorrow, Ejaz Ghani, ed. (Oxford University Press, 2011). The volume discusses how South Asia must harness and promote entrepreneurship to achieve strong economic growth by the year 2025. (posted 9-2011)

Tomas Piskula
(Economics) received the award for the best paper by a doctoral student at the 37th Annual Conference of the Northeast Business and Economics Association in Morristown, N.J. His paper, titled “Governance and Merger Activity in Banking,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Economic Studies.  (posted 9-2011)

Ce Shang
(Economics) was offered a postdoctoral associate position at the Institute of Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, starting this fall.  (posted 9-2011)

Hyoungsuk Shim
(Economics) will have her piece “Disaggregate Multimodal Travel Demand Modeling Based on Road Pricing and Access to Transit” published in Transportation Research Record of the National Academy of Sciences. An additional paper of hers, “Electronic Toll Collection System and Travel Demand: A Field Experiment of Toll Facilities in New York City,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Regional Studies and Development. (posted 9-2011)

Bilesha Weeraratne (Economics) published “Solving the Forward Discount Bias Puzzle in a Small Open Developing Economy: Evidence from Sri Lanka” in South Asia Economic Journal (March 2011).  (posted 9-2011)

Yuxiu Zhang (Economics) was offered a postdoctoral associate position at the Yale University School of Public Health, starting this fall. (posted 9-2011)

Junnan Zhao
(Economics) presented “Does Exchange Rate Volatility Depress Trade Flows in a Small Open Economy? Evidence from New Zealand” at the 51st New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference in 2010. He also presented “Is Currency Revaluation Contractionary in China? A VAR Analysis” at the Eurasia Business and Economics Society conference, Istanbul, Turkey, in June 2011. (posted 9-2011)

Duygu Zirek
(Economics) published “Aggregate Earnings and Expected Stock Returns in Emerging Markets” in Emerging Markets Finance & Trade (2011). She also presented her paper for the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) at the EuroConference held in Milas, Turkey, in 2010. (posted 9-2011)

Submitted on: SEP 13, 2011

Category: Economics, Students Honors, Awards, and Publications