BFI NewsDec 04, 2018

MFR Program Announces 13 Previous MFM Fellowship Awardees are Currently on the Job Market

The Macro Finance Research Program (MFR) is pleased to announce that thirteen of its previous Macro Financial Modeling (MFM) dissertation fellowship awardees are currently on the job market.

These doctoral students were awarded dissertation fellowships funded from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CME Group Foundation and Fidelity Management & Research Company for their exceptional work on pursuing work on macroeconomic models with financial sector linkages.

This research initiative works to construct better, more comprehensive models for assessing systemic risk stemming from activities in the financial sector that can impact the economy as a whole. To encourage new research in this area, we are funding relevant dissertation proposals that examine:

  • Macroeconometric models and methods with financial sector constraints
  • Approaches to defining, measuring, and monitoring systemic risk
  • Modeling and measuring the impacts of macroprudential regulation
  • Fiscal challenges from the public sector
  • The role of accounting in financial stability


The MFM fellowship awardees currently on the job market are the following:

Sarita Bunsupha, Harvard University (Job Market Paper)

Julia Fonseca, Princeton University (Job Market Paper)

Paul Ho, Princeton University (Job Market Paper)

Sasha Indarte, Northwestern University (Job Market Paper)

Priit Jeenas, New York University (Job Market Paper)

Paymon Khorrami, University of Chicago (Job Market Paper)

Fernando Mendo, Princeton University (Job Market Paper)

Alessandra Peter, Stanford University (Job Market Paper)

Ishita Sen, London Business School (Job Market Paper)

Jincheng Tong, University of Minnesota (Job Market Paper)

Willem van Vliet, University of Chicago (Job Market Paper)

Olivier Wang, MIT (Job Market Paper)

Yiyao Wang, University of Chicago (Job Market Paper)