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Maria Elena Guerrero Amezaga

Faculty Supervisor: Joseph Altonji 

Maria Elena Guerrero Amezaga is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for the Economics of Education Research Program at the Tobin Center. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. She previously worked at IPA Peru and J-PAL Dominican Republic, studying basic and higher education markets, and implementing large-scale RCTs in partnership with government agencies. Her main interests include development economics and industrial organization.

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Arkey Barnett

Faculty Supervisor: Ebonya Washington

Arkey Barnett is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Ebonya Washington. Before coming to Yale, he was an economics major, Allison Davis Research Fellow, QuestBridge Scholar, and Gates Millennium Scholar at Williams College ('19). Hailing from NYC, he strives to find ways to reduce income and racial achievement gaps through the careful assessment, guided by economic theory, of historical and modern policy “experiments” in education and criminal justice.

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Salim Benhachmi

Faculty Supervisor: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Salim Benhachmi is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak at the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). He holds an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in finance from McGill University. Prior to joining Yale, Salim was a Research Associate at the Abdul-Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

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Aakash Bhalothia

Faculty Supervisor: Rohini Pande

Aakash Bhalothia is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Rohini Pande at the Economic Growth Center. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2019, where he majored in Computer Science and Economics. Aakash grew up in India, and his upbringing has played a major role in shaping his interests in development economics and policy. Outside of work, he is a big soccer fan and enjoys cooking and exploring different food cuisines.

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Ariel Boyarsky

Faculty Supervisor: Costas Arkolakis

Ariel Boyarsky is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Costas Arkolakis on international trade. He holds an M.A. in Computational Economics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Computer Science from the George Washington University. His past research has focused on international trade and econometrics theory.

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Xugan Chen

Faculty Supervisor: Barbara Biasi and Song Ma

Xugan Chen is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professors Barbara Biasi and Song Ma at the Yale School of Management. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Finance from Zhejiang University. His research interests are corporate finance, innovation, entrepreneurial finance, big data, unstructured data analysis, and information extraction.

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Audrey Cheng

Faculty Supervisor: Zachary Liscow

Audrey Cheng is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Zachary Liscow at Yale Law School on tax policy. She grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from Amherst College in 2020 with a degree in economics and music. Growing up she wanted to be a concert pianist, but has since changed career aspirations to policy research in law and economics.

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Elodie Chervin

Faculty Supervisor: Zack Cooper

Elodie Chervin is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Zack Cooper on Health Economics projects. Originally from France, she received a B.A. from Sciences Po Paris in 2018 and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 2019. She worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Cambridge and as an analyst in Economic Consulting prior to joining the Tobin Center.

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Drew DiPrinzio

Faculty Supervisor: Judy Chevalier and Kevin Williams

Drew DiPrinzio is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Postgraduate Fellow at the Yale School of Management working with Professors Kevin Williams and Judy Chevalier, using spatial data to study industrial organization. He studied Finance and OPIM at Georgetown University. Prior to Yale, he received a Fulbright research grant to study agricultural technology in India and worked as an analyst at Cornerstone Research.

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Pranjal Drall

Faculty Supervisor: Ian Ayres

Pranjal Drall is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Ian Ayres at Yale Law School on a variety of applied microeconomics topics including behavioral economics, (moose) lotteries, education and discrimination. In the long run, he plans to focus on empirical industrial organization, specifically, innovation, bargaining, and platforms. In his free time, he loves playing tennis and running.

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Scott Elliott

Faculty Supervisor: Steven Berry and Katja Seim

Scott Elliott is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professors Katja Seim and Steven Berry. He is currently working on a variety of topics in industrial organization such as franchising, biofuel markets, and discrete choice models. He received Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Brigham Young University.

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Sean Fulmer

Faculty Supervisor: Andrew Metrick

Sean Fulmer is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at the Yale Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management. They graduated from Georgetown University magna cum laude with a B.S. in International Economics and a minor in Portuguese. Their research interests are macro-finance, public policy and public finance.

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Juan Pedro Gambetta

Faculty Supervisor: Ilse Lindenlaub and Michael Peters

Juan Pedro Gambetta is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professors Michael Peters and Ilse Lindenlaub. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay). Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice of the World Bank.

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Sorenie Gudissa

Faculty Supervisor: Kevin Donovan

Sorenie Gudissa is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Kevin Donovan at the Yale School of Management. Her work focuses on economic development research in sub-Saharan Africa. Originally from Addis Ababa, she is interested in data analytics and development policy.

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Tyler Gwinn

Faculty Supervisor: Bryan Kelly

Tyler Gwinn is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Pre-Doctoral Research Associate at the Yale School of Management, working for Professor Bryan Kelly on asset pricing and machine learning. He is particularly interested in volatility modeling and forecasting. He studied Economics and Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and previously worked as a Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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Tyler Hounshell

Faculty Supervisor: William Nordhaus

Tyler Hounshell is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor William Nordhaus on the G-Econ and Yale Labor Survey projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sustainability science from the University of Tennessee. His past research has focused on measuring the externalities of climate change and exploring the trade-offs that stakeholders face to mitigate damages.

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Manuel León Hoyos

Faculty Supervisor: Andrew Metrick

Manuel León Hoyos is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at the Yale Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management. Manuel is from Yucatan, Mexico. He graduated from Webster University in 2017 with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and a M.A. in International Relations. Manuel is a chess Grandmaster and aspires to earn a PhD in Economics.

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Shih-Hsuan (Daniel) Hsu

Faculty Supervisor: Judy Chevalier and Kevin Williams

Shih-Hsuan (Daniel) Hsu is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Postgraduate Fellow at the Yale School of Management. He works for Professor Kevin Williams on projects that measure movement and social contact with smartphone data. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Economics (with honors) and Computer Science.

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Shizuka Inoue

Faculty Supervisor: Costas Arkolakis

Shizuka Inoue is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Costas Arkolakis. Originally from Japan, he graduated from Columbia University in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in economics.

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Jan Knuf

Faculty Supervisor: Seth Zimmerman

Jan Knuf is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Yale School of Management working for Seth Zimmerman on projects studying K-12 school choice mechanisms and the heterogeneity in returns to higher education. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Mannheim and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Bonn.

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Jonathan Kroah

Faculty Supervisor: Zack Cooper

Jonathan Kroah is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Zack Cooper. He earned a BA in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University in 2016. Previously, he worked at Compass Lexecon in the antitrust and competition practice.

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Matthew Lavallee

Faculty Supervisor: Chima Ndumele and Jacob Wallace

Matthew Lavallee is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professors Chima Ndumele and Jacob Wallace at the Yale School of Public Health on a series of Medicaid projects. Originally from West Brookfield, Massachusetts, he graduated from Hampshire College in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Mathematics. His past research has focused on guaranteed incomes and health outcomes.

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Natalie Leonard

Faculty Supervisor: Andrew Metrick

Natalie Leonard is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at the Yale Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management. Natalie joined the YPFS team in July 2020. She is originally from Tucson, Arizona. Natalie graduated from the University of Chicago with BA’s in Economics and Philosophy and intends to earn a PhD in economics.

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Richard Liu

Faculty Supervisor: John Eric Humphries and Yusuke Narita

Richard Liu is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professors John Eric Humphries and Yusuke Narita looking at the relationship of market concentration of corporate owners on local rent prices and estimating causal effects using machine learning predictions. He graduated from UChicago with a BA in Economics and BS in Mathematics.

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Danil Agafiev Macambira

Faculty Supervisor: Chima Ndumele and Jacob Wallace

Danil Agafiev Macambira is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professors Jacob Wallace and Chima Ndumele at the Yale School of Public Health on a series of Medicaid projects. Born in Miami, FL to Russian and Brazilian parents and raised in France, Danil received a first class honours BSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics. His interests range from general equilibrium models in local labor markets to alpine skiing.

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Manuel Martinez

Faculty Supervisor: John Eric Humphries 

Manuel Martinez is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor John Eric Humphries studying school choice mechanisms and educational market platforms. Originally from Santiago, Chile, he graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Economics in 2017.

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Harrison Mitchell

Faculty Supervisor: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Harrison Mitchell is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak at the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, he graduated from Macalester College in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in economics. His past research has focused on topics including agriculture and conflict.

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Yashaswi Mohanty

Faculty Supervisor: Nick Ryan

Yashaswi Mohanty is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Nicholas Ryan on topics in energy and environmental economics in the context of developing countries. Before Yale, he completed his undergraduate studies in economics and mathematics at Colby College and then worked at NYU as a research assistant on topics in theoretical asset pricing. Currently, he is most interested in topics at the intersection of development economics and industrial organization.

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Yousra Neberai

Faculty Supervisor: Zack Cooper

Yousra Neberai is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Zack Cooper. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and secondary in Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University, and has previously worked in health-tech and economic consulting.

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Shengqi Ni

Faculty Supervisor: Fabrizio Zilibotti

Shengqi Ni is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Fabrizio Zilibotti on development economics. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and an MPhil in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His current research interests are in the areas of development economics and political economy. Shengqi's prior research has examined how political connection affected resource allocation, and how local statistics were manipulated in China.

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Flint O’Neil

Faculty Advisor: Eduardo Dávila and  Zhen Huo

Flint O’Neil is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professors Eduardo Dávila and Zhen Huo in macroeconomic theory. From Australia, he holds a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and Economics from the Australian National University. Flint previously worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Junko Oguri

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Metrick

Junko Oguri is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at the Yale Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management. She received a master’s degree from Yale University in 2020 and a BA in economics from Waseda University in 2015. With her experiences in central banking and financial stability, she is particularly interested in financial crises and macroprudential policies.

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Hayden Parsley

Faculty Supervisor: Kevin Williams

Hayden Parsley is a Tobin Center/Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Postgraduate Associate at the Yale School of Management. He works with various faculty on projects in Applied Microeconomics and Industrial Organization. Previously he worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and holds a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University.

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Aneesha Parvathaneni

Faculty Supervisor: Cormac O'Dea and Yusuke Narita

Aneesha Parvathaneni is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professors Cormac O'Dea and Yusuke Narita. She holds a MSc in Economics from London School of Economics. She previously worked as a Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia on social networks projects.

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Kelly Qiu

Faculty Supervisor: Zack Cooper

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Vasudha Ramakrishna

Faculty Supervisor: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Vasudha Ramakrishna is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak at the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tufts University. Previously she has worked on research relating to microfinance and agricultural technology adoption.

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Andrés Rovira

Faculty Supervisor: Zack Cooper 

Andrés Rovira is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Zack Cooper on projects in health economics. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics-Mathematics. Previously, he was an analyst at The Brattle Group, where he researched the effects of mergers and anticompetitive behavior in connection with litigation.

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Corey Runkel

Faculty Supervisor: Andrew Metrick

Corey Runkel is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at the Yale Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Political & Social Thought from the University of Virginia. His past research used spatial methods to identify the political effects of the U.S. housing market. When not studying financial crises, he enjoys books that bite off more than they can chew and rooting for the reigning men's college basketball national champions.

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Priya Sankar

Faculty Supervisor: Andrew Metrick

Priya Sankar is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow and has been a Research Associate at the Yale Program on Financial Stability since 2019. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2019 with a double major in Economics and Honors Government.

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Elena Stacy

Faculty Supervisor: Rohini Pande

Elena Stacy is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Economic Growth Center working for Professor Rohini Pande on women's empowerment in India with a focus on financial inclusion and female labor force participation. She holds a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley and previously worked for the Harvard Medical School Department of Healthcare Policy.

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Olivia Stiegman

Faculty Supervisor: Zack Cooper

Olivia Stiegman is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Zack Cooper on projects in health economics. Originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, she graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Supply Chain Management and a minor in Mathematics. She completed her MPhil in Economics at the University of Cambridge in 2020.

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Mark Thomas

Faculty Supervisor: Zack Cooper

Mark Thomas is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Professor Zack Cooper. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and most recently ran data and operations programs at Oscar Health.

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Shambhavi Tiwari

Faculty Supervisor: Zack Cooper

Shambhavi Tiwari is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor Zack Cooper. She holds a master’s degree from Yale University, where she studied International & Development Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, where she majored in Economics-Mathematics. Shambhavi has previously worked on applied economics research, particularly in the fields of development and health.

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Pam Torola

Faculty Advisor: William Nordhaus

Pam Torola is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professor William Nordhaus on the G-Econ and Yale Labor Survey projects. She holds a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Yale University and previously worked for the Medical Practice Evaluation Center modelling the impacts of HIV- and tobacco- related policies.

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Aaron Wolf

Faculty Supervisor: Rohini Pande

Aaron Wolf is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Economic Growth Center working for Professor Rohini Pande. He works on the Google Flood Alerts project, Nepali Post-Conflict Governance, and a series of local government COVID response surveys. Prior to joining the EGC, Aaron worked as a Research Fellow for Partners in Health - Malawi. Aaron holds a BSc. From Dalhousie University and an MA from the University of British Columbia.

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Bella Yao

Faculty Supervisor: Samuel Kortum and Lorenzo Caliendo

Bella Yao is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professors Samuel Kortum and Lorenzo Caliendo on carbon tax and optimal trade tariff projects. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison and a master’s degree from Yale International Development Economics. Her research interest is international economics.

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Laiyi Yin

Faculty Supervisor: Raphael Duguay and Anya Nakhmurina

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Cidam Yagmur Yuksel

Faculty Supervisor: John Eric Humphries and Joseph Altonji

Cidam Yagmur (“yawh-mur”) Yuksel is a Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellow working for Professors Joseph Altonji and John Eric Humphries. She holds an Economics & Physics B.S. from Yale, so she enjoys exploring theoretical math as it applies to social and physical phenomena. She is primarily interested in education, labor economics, and distribution theory. Outside of work, she enjoys collaging, baking, and the Houston Rockets.

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