Come and find out why our SMU economics department is a great place for you to do your economics PhD! We’ll give you information about our program and then go into smaller break out rooms where potential students can talk with faculty and current PhD students.
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We are very excited to welcome our great cohort of 1st year PhD students to the program! You can read about each of them here!
Anyone who has sat in more than a few departmental seminars and presentations in the Economics department at SMU knows that Dan Millimet’s favorite subject matter is how measurement error affects the ability of empirical researchers to infer causal relationships from data. So, it’s no surprise that he has a new blog post on this issue for causalinference.org.
Shuo Qi received the 2021 Cobb Fellowship after the Economics Department faculty voted that her third year research paper was the strongest among her fellow classmates. The fellowship provides funding for the 4th year of the PhD program and removes any teaching assistant or research assistant responsibilities so the recipient can focus as much as possible on their dissertation progress. Continue reading “PhD student Shuo Qi wins Cobb Fellowship”
How might migration help in the world’s response to climate change? Listen to this episode of the AEA podcast series to hear Klaus Desmet explain how his research shows that migration is likely to play a key role in mitigating the economic damage of global warming and rising sea levels.
Continue reading “AEA podcast on Klaus Desmet’s climate change research”
Will COVID-19 eventually spread equally to all US counties or will some counties continue to suffer more than others? In a blog piece for the US Center at the London School of Economics, Klaus Desmet discusses his research on this topic. Continue reading “Blog by Klaus Desmet on his COVID research”
Woo Kim, a first-year Assistant Professor, has written a piece in VoxChina about his research into the Korean government’s baby bonus program. In the early 2000s, the Korean government began giving cash payments to parents of newborn babies that depended on where a family lived, when they had their baby and how many children they already had. Continue reading “Woo Kim’s research in Vox”
Doing an economics PhD doesn’t mean you always go on to be a professor and live the life of an academic. Perhaps surprising, but true! Continue reading “PhD alumni non-academic jobs discussion panel”
Klaus Desmet, Ömer Özak and coauthors use massive amounts of data generated by social networks to measure cultural differences across populations. They provide new insights on the role of diversity and open doors to new exciting research. Read more about their research in this VOX blog or in their paper.