PhD Student Research Gains Recognition Apr 12, 2012

Research by the Economics Department's PhD students is increasingly being recognized in the profession. Katie Sobczyk Player's paper, "The Impact of Personal Income Tax Rates on the Employment Decisions of Small Businesses," was selected (along with three others) for presentation at the AEA/Omicron Delta Epislon session at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. Katie's paper was also one of four papers accepted at the graduate student session of the 104th Annual Conference on Taxation in New Orleans last fall.

More recently, in March Nancy Huff shared the spotlight with MIT student Bradley Larsen in a "Rising Star" session at the 10th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference, presenting her paper, "Horizontal Subcontracting in Procurement Auctions."

Last but not least, Mila Kashcheeva's research on trade and intellectual property rights has led to her receiving a post-doctoral fellowship at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.

Following her post-doc, Mila will join the Japan External Trade Organization in Tokyo as a full time research economist. Nancy is joining the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, D.C. this summer as a staff economist. Katie is staying closer to home, where she will become a full time tenure track faculty member at Furman University.