Ani Harutyunyan is a former PhD student in the SMU economics department who eventually earned her PhD at KU Leuven in Belgium. A chapter of her PhD dissertation that she wrote while at SMU has been awarded the Bergson Prize by the Association of Comparative Economic Studies. This prize is given once every 2 years to best paper published during that period in the journal Comparative Economic Studies.
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.
You can register here.
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!
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”
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”
Parker Fleming received the 2020 Cobb Fellowship after the Economics Department faculty voted that his third year research paper was the strongest among his 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 “Parker Fleming receives Cobb Fellowship”
On July 1, Professor Tom Fomby handed over the responsibility of Chief Marshal of SMU Academic Ceremonies that he has performed with great aplomb since 2009. Continue reading “Tom Fomby hands over Chief Marshall reins”
Congratulations to Professor Dan Millimet and 2014 PhD alum Ian McDonough for receiving the 2019 best paper prize in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy! The title of their paper is Criminal Incarceration, Statutory Bans on Food Assistance, and Food Security in Extremely Vulnerable Households: Findings from a Partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. Continue reading “Dan Millimet and PhD alum Ian McDonough receive best paper prize!”
Congratulations to 2006 and 2007 SMU PhD alums Dipa and Jay Sarkar for receiving the 2019 best paper prize in health economics awarded by the Australian Health Economics Society! Continue reading “Former PhD alums Dipa and Jay Sarkar receive best paper prize!”
Professor Dan Millimet and 2014 SMU PhD alum Ian McDonough have been awarded a grant to work on food security issues by the Economic Research Service and Food and Nutrition Service. Housed in the United States Department of Agriculture, the grant was awarded under a broader initiative “Research on Food Security using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics”. Continue reading “Congrats to Dan Millimet and PhD alum Ian McDonough on grant!”