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Graduate Student Achievments

Exciting news about our graduate students!

  • 3rd-year Raymond Kim has published a book chapter with Professor Rowena Gray: "Economic Penalties based on Neighborhood, and Wealth Building" which is out in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, from Oxford University Press View here

  • Second-year student Kris Gulati was awarded a $50,000 Wikimedia Research and Technology Fund grant by the Wikimedia Foundation to look at its role in shaping and directing science. Gulati, who works with the Chair of Department of Economics and Business Management Professor Christian Fons-Rosen, is interested in the economics of science and innovation.

  • Second-year Jose Rosa wins the Economics Department Outstanding TA Award 2022. Students described him as "the best TA that I have encountered during my college career" and expressed that they "couldn't have passed the class without him".

  • New student Zhangping Cai was awarded Ellis Perry Fellowship for 2022-23. She is coming to UC Merced to work with Ana Tur Prats on domestic violence.

  • Raymond Kim has received the award for best 3rd-year paper for his work entitled "Making a Police Officer: Police Quality after the Spoils System in the Urban U.S."

  • 2nd-year Soo Yeon Kim has been awarded the Outstanding TA Award for 2022-23. Students described her as the "best TA I've had" and credited her sections as instrumental in ensuring they passed the class. Many students mentioned the time she put into stimulating group work and taking time to work through many problems.