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Vanderbilt Economics Job Market Candidates

2021-22 Candidates

Vanderbilt Department of Economics’ Director of Graduate Studies is Mattias Polborn.

ELIJAH S. COLEMAN

Fields: International trade, intellectual property

Job market paper: "Patent Placement: Evaluating the Impact of the WTO/TRIPS on International Patenting Behavior"

Adviser: Eric Bond



706-840-9843

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PATRICK J. FLYNN

Fields: Public economics and environmental economics

Job market paper: "Rivers, Lakes and Revenue Streams: The Heterogeneous Effects of Clean Water Act Grants on Local Spending"

Advisers: Lesley Turner and Michelle Marcus



989-293-3745

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CAMERON R. FRIDAY

Fields: Economics of education, labor economics, and urban economics

Job market paper: "The Impact of School Improvement Grants on Testing Proficiency at Low-Performing Public Schools"

Adviser: Lesley Turner



281-825-9518

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HANJO (TERRY) KIM

Fields: Macroeconomics and international economics

Job market paper: "Entrepreneurs, Sudden Stops, and Inequality"

Adviser: Mario J. Crucini



217-766-6427

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MATTHEW T. KNOWLES

Fields: Health economics, labor economics, and development economics

Job market paper: "Social Security Eligibility and Healthcare Utilization: Evidence from Administrative Data"

Adviser: Christopher Carpenter



303-681-8336

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OSCAR O'FLAHERTY

Fields: Macroeconomics and industrial organization

Job market paper: "Selection Effects in Retail Chain Pricing"

Adviser: Mario J. Crucini



419-957-1843

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MATTHEW PESNER

Fields: Public economics, labor economics, and economic history

Job market paper: "Public Pensions and Retirement: Evidence from the Railroad Retirement Act"

Adviser: William Collins



973-747-6480

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CRAIG SYLVERA

Fields: Labor, demographic economics, economic history, and public economics

Job market paper: "Black Mayors and Black Communities"

Advisers: Brian Beach, Lesley Turner, and William Collins



504-491-8608

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THU TRAN

Fields: International Trade, development, and macroeconomics

Job market paper: "Financial Constraints and Trade Intermediation"

Adviser: Joel Rodrigue



347-967-8194

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