Price Theory Summer Camp 2024 Cohort

Learn more about the 2024 cohort of the Price Theory Summer Camp.
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    Camila Bratten

    University of Michigan, 2024 Cohort
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    Tim Cejka

    University of California, Berkeley, 2024 Cohort
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    Sean Elliott

    University of Toronto, 2024 Cohort
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    Ayush Gupta

    Boston University, 2024 Cohort
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    Andreas Haupt

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2024 Cohort
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    Anton Heil

    London School of Economics and Political Science, 2024 Cohort
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    Simoni Jain

    University of California, Berkeley, 2024 Cohort
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    Baiyun Jing

    Harvard University, 2024 Cohort
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    Adam Kaiser

    George Mason University, 2024 Cohort
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    Salpy Kanimian

    Rice University, 2024 Cohort
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    Andrew Kao

    Harvard University, 2024 Cohort
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    Andrew Joshua Koh

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2024 Cohort
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    Christian Kontz

    Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2024 Cohort
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    Yujin Kwon

    The University of Texas, Austin, 2024 Cohort
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    Shira Li

    Harvard University, 2024 Cohort
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    Ariel Listo

    University of Maryland, College Park, 2024 Cohort
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    Duan Liu

    George Mason University
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    Aristotle Magganas

    University of California, Los Angeles, 2024 Cohort
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    Franco Malpassi

    Northwestern University, 2024 Cohort
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    Agha Mammadov

    Pennsylvania State University, 2024 Cohort
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    Vitor Melo

    Clemson University, 2024 Cohort
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    Laura Nicolae

    Harvard University, 2024 Cohort
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    Siho Park

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2024 Cohort
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    Aaron Payne

    University of Pennsylvania, 2024 Cohort
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    Maitri Punjabi

    Michigan State University, 2024 Cohort
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    Vaibhav Rathi

    Stockholm University, 2024 Cohort
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    Eliana Sena

    University of Pennsylvania, 2024 Cohort
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    Mahdi Shahrabi

    University of Pennsylvania, 2024 Cohort
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    Saloni Taneja

    University of Southern California, 2024 Cohort
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    Micah Thomas

    Clemson University, 2024 Cohort
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    Ngan Tran

    University of Oregon, 2024 Cohort
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    Nathaniel Ver Steeg

    University of California, Berkeley, 2024 Cohort
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    Sarah Webb

    University of Maryland, College Park, 2024 Cohort
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    Tyler Q. Welch

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2024 Cohort
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    Colin Williams

    University of Virginia, 2024 Cohort
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    Oliver Xie

    Stanford University, 2024 Cohort
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    Winston Xu

    Stanford University, 2024 Cohort
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    Sai Zhang

    University of Southern California, 2024 Cohort
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    Yuwei Zhang

    University of Houston, 2024 Cohort
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    Qiyi Zhao

    Stanford University, 2024 Cohort
  • Camila Bratten

    University of Michigan, 2024 Cohort

    Camila Bratten is a second-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Michigan. Her interests are in health economics and industrial organization. Prior to starting her graduate studies, Camila worked in economic consulting for the Brattle Group. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in mathematics with computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Tim Cejka

    University of California, Berkeley, 2024 Cohort

    Tim Cejka is a first-year PhD student in Economics at University of California, Berkeley with interests primarily in public and labor economics. Some of his current work uses administrative tax data from Pakistan and South Africa. He previously worked as a research assistant at Chicago Booth and at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He obtained an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Manchester.

    Sean Elliott

    University of Toronto, 2024 Cohort

    Sean Elliott is a PhD student at the University of Toronto. His research interests are in family economics, microeconomics, and econometrics. In particular, he is interested in how changes in household formation impact broad demographic trends. Before entering the PhD program, he worked developing credit risk forecasting models for one of the large Canadian lending institutions.

    Ayush Gupta

    Boston University, 2024 Cohort

    Ayush Gupta is a fourth-year PhD student in Economics at Boston University. His fields are organizational economics, game theory, and market design. Prior to the PhD, he worked as a consultant at Charles River Associates.

    Andreas Haupt

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2024 Cohort
    Andreas Haupt is an Economist-Engineer working in market design and industrial organization. He studied mathematics, economics, and computer science in Bonn, Frankfurt and Lausanne, before starting his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Anton Heil

    London School of Economics and Political Science, 2024 Cohort

    Anton Heil is a PhD student at the London School of Economics. His research interests are in development, labor, and trade. Currently, he is working on the role of occupational variety in structural transformation and trade between high- and low-income countries. He has studied philosophy and economics in Bayreuth and Berkeley.

    Simoni Jain

    University of California, Berkeley, 2024 Cohort

    Simoni Jain is a second-year PhD student at University of California, Berkeley (UCB), in the Business and Public Policy (BPP) group at the Haas School of Business. Her research interests lie in labor and development economics, and she is currently exploring questions that are central to labor markets in developing economies, specifically India. Thanks to the interdisciplinarity of the BPP program at UCB, she is also getting trained in political economy and industrial organization. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a Masters in Policy Analysis (MACRM) in 2019, and she completed her BA (honors) in Economics from University of Delhi, India. Before moving to UCB for her PhD, she did a predoctoral fellowship at EPIC and has previously worked at J-PAL South Asia.

    Baiyun Jing

    Harvard University, 2024 Cohort

    Baiyun Jing is a PhD student in Business Economics at Harvard University. Her research interests include behavioral economics, macroeconomics, and statistical methods with a focus on machine learning. She earned her BA in Economics and Finance from Tsinghua University in 2023.

    Adam Kaiser

    George Mason University, 2024 Cohort

    Adam Kaiser is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University and a research fellow at the Mercatus Center’s F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in philosophy, politics, and economics. His main research interests lie in public choice economics, economics and law, and economic history. Prior to starting his PhD, Adam worked for Amazon. Adam earned his BA at St. Olaf College, where he studied economics, history, and philosophy.

    Salpy Kanimian

    Rice University, 2024 Cohort

    Salpy Kanimian is a fourth-year PhD student in Economics at Rice University, with a major concentration in econometrics and quantitative economics. Before joining Rice University, she completed a dual degree in mathematics and economics at the American University of Beirut. Her main field of interest lies at the intersection of healthcare economics, industrial organization, and public economics. In her current research, she studies policy design in publicly funded and privately provided health insurance markets to enhance access and affordability of coverage.

    Andrew Kao

    Harvard University, 2024 Cohort

    Andrew Kao is a second-year PhD student in Economics at Harvard. His research interests include political economy, industrial organization, and trade in the context of frontier technologies such as artificial intelligence. He completed a BS in Computational and Applied Math and a BA in Economics at the University of Chicago.

    Andrew Joshua Koh

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2024 Cohort

    Andrew Joshua Koh is a third-year PhD student in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on the economics of tech firms and game theory, both pure and applied.

    Christian Kontz

    Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2024 Cohort
    Christian Kontz is a fourth-year PhD student in Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He does research at the intersection of asset pricing and corporate finance. He currently spends a lot of time thinking about the implications of climate change on corporate behavior and investment. Prior to Stanford, he was a predoctoral fellow at Princeton University. He obtained his BSc in Economics from the University of Hamburg and a Master’s in International Trade, Finance, and Development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    Yujin Kwon

    The University of Texas, Austin, 2024 Cohort

    Yujin Kwon is a rising fourth-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Texas, Austin. Her main research interest is in microeconometrics, and she is particularly interested in developing tools to study economic models under limited data conditions. She is also interested in applications to education economics. Specifically, she has been working on projects studying the educational trajectories of English Learners in the United States and the effect of educational policy reforms in Mississippi and California.

    Shira Li

    Harvard University, 2024 Cohort

    Shira Li is a second-year PhD student in Business Economics at Harvard. She graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with an AB in Mathematics and Computer Science and a secondary in Statistics. Before starting her PhD, she was a mortgage trader at Goldman Sachs and her current research interests are in finance, industrial organization, and market design.

    Ariel Listo

    University of Maryland, College Park, 2024 Cohort

    Ariel Listo is a third-year PhD student at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is an Applied Microeconomist with a focus on experimental and behavioral economics. His research spans topics such as decision-making under algorithmic recommendations, government spending and charitable contributions, and workplace discrimination toward the LGBTQ+ population in Latin America. Before his PhD, he was a pre-doctoral research professional at the University of Chicago working with Professor John List. Ariel holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Maine, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Thomas University.

    Duan Liu

    George Mason University

    Duan is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Economics, PhD fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economics Science (ICES) at George Mason University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Statistics from University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Economics from McGill University. His research interests include Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics and Applied Microeconomics.

    Aristotle Magganas

    University of California, Los Angeles, 2024 Cohort

    Aristotle Magganas is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests lie in economic theory, with a focus on mechanism design and organizational economics. Prior to graduate school, he completed his undergraduate studies in applied mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a research assistant at the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.

    Franco Malpassi

    Northwestern University, 2024 Cohort

    Franco Malpassi is a second-year PhD student in Economics at Northwestern University. His research interests lie at the intersection of innovation and economic history. He previously earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics from Universidad de San Andres in Argentina.

    Agha Mammadov

    Pennsylvania State University, 2024 Cohort

    Agha Mammadov is a PhD student at the Pennsylvania State University, specializing in Economics with a particular emphasis on Algorithm Design and Quantitative Methods. Through his work within the Economics Department and the AI FAIR Lab, Agha studies complex problems at the intersection of economics and AI, specifically focusing on resource allocation and matching markets through analytic, algorithmic, and quantitative perspectives. He holds a BSc in Economics from ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan, and an MA in Economics from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

    Vitor Melo

    Clemson University, 2024 Cohort

    Vitor Melo is a PhD student in Economics at Clemson University. His research fields are health economics, public economics, and labor economics. Much of his current research uses causal inference methods to evaluate the economic effects of health and labor regulations.

    Laura Nicolae

    Harvard University, 2024 Cohort

    Laura Nicolae is a third-year PhD student in Business Economics at Harvard University. Her research focuses on monetary policy, banking, and the macroeconomic effects of wage rigidity.

    Siho Park

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2024 Cohort

    Siho Park is a fourth-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Illinois,Urbana – Champaign with a focus on health and development economics. His current research on health screening explores the effect of subsidies on inducing participation among low-income individuals with poor health conditions. Besides screening, he is more broadly interested in health behaviors and preventive health care.

    Aaron Payne

    University of Pennsylvania, 2024 Cohort

    Aaron Payne is a fourth-year PhD student in the Applied Economics program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests are in public and behavioral economics. His current work explores the role of non-standard fairness preferences in determining tax policy. Specifically, he is examining this connection in the context of Finland’s “day fine” system, in which civil fines are levied in proportion to income; this work leverages both Finnish administrative data and survey elicitations. Prior to Wharton, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vassar College and worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    Maitri Punjabi

    Michigan State University, 2024 Cohort

    Maitri Punjabi is a PhD student in Economics at Michigan State University with research interests in energy policy, development, and political economy. Her current research focuses on consumer responses to electricity subsidies in India and behavioral frictions that attenuate the response. She is also interested in topics related to good governance and efficient public service delivery. Prior to joining the PhD program, Maitri worked on impact evaluations and supported fieldwork activities in the international education sector. She has a BS in Mathematical Decision Sciences and Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

    Vaibhav Rathi

    Stockholm University, 2024 Cohort

    Vaibhav Rathi is a third-year PhD student in Economics at Stockholm University. He works on research spanning political economy, growth, and labor. He is currently working on projects set both in India and USA. In India, he is working on a project examining the local growth effects of politician selection, and labor market inefficiencies faced by small firms. The aim is to understand how political actors impact the economy through the bureaucracy. In the USA, he is working on the effects of economic inequality on the quality of police personnel and crime.

    Eliana Sena

    University of Pennsylvania, 2024 Cohort

    Eliana Sena is a third-year PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an applied microeconomist working at the intersection between labor economics and industrial organization. Prior to her PhD, she did her undergrad at Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay, where she also worked for two years as a research assistant. She earned her master’s degree from Rome Masters in Economics (RoME) at Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and Luiss University.

    Mahdi Shahrabi

    University of Pennsylvania, 2024 Cohort

    Madhi Shahrabi is currently a third-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on understanding the role of price informativeness in financial markets and examining how information is disseminated among economic agents. The goal is to understand the complex interactions between information, market behavior, and decision-making by investors and policymakers. He is particularly interested in using advanced computational methods to address traditional economic questions, aiming to uncover insights through data analysis. Before starting his PhD, he earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the Tehran Institute of Advanced Studies (TeIAS). His academic path began with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

    Saloni Taneja

    University of Southern California, 2024 Cohort

    Saloni Taneja is a second-year PhD student at the University of Southern California, focusing on applied microeconomics within the fields of environment and development economics. Prior to joining the University of Southern California, she worked as a research associate at J-PAL South Asia, where she assisted with randomized controlled trials on various projects, including wage insurance and the public distribution system in India. Saloni holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Ashoka University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi University.

    Micah Thomas

    Clemson University, 2024 Cohort

    Micah Thomas is a PhD student in Economics at Clemson University. His research interests include industrial organization, antitrust and regulation, and applied econometrics. His current work focuses on the effects of asymmetric price obfuscation and the effects of upstream transparency regulations on retail gasoline markets. Prior to the PhD, he studied economics at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

    Ngan Tran

    University of Oregon, 2024 Cohort

    Ngan Tran is a third-year PhD student at the University of Oregon. Her research interests lie at the intersection of labor, international economics, and political economy. Her most recent research evaluates the impact of trade liberalization on the gender wage gap in Vietnam. Originally from Vietnam, she got her Master’s degree in International Political Economy & Development from Fordham University and worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit prior to joining the University of Oregon.

    Nathaniel Ver Steeg

    University of California, Berkeley, 2024 Cohort

    Nathaniel Ver Steeg is a rising fourth-year PhD student in Business and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. His primary field is industrial organization and he studies competition in platforms and digital markets. Prior to entering the PhD, Nathaniel studied mathematics and worked as a data scientist for QuantCo, where he focused on topics related to demand estimation and algorithmic pricing.

    Sarah Webb

    University of Maryland, College Park, 2024 Cohort

    Sarah Webb is a PhD Student in Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her current research focuses on the intersection between industrial organization and international trade. She holds a BA in Economics (honors) and Mathematics from McGill University and an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

    Tyler Q. Welch

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2024 Cohort

    Tyler Q. Welch is a PhD student in Risk & Insurance at the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business. Tyler is a graduate research fellow at the Institute for Research on Poverty and an associate member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. His research focuses on how individuals interact with insurance markets, particularly on the topics of social insurance, health, longevity, and public policy.

    Colin Williams

    University of Virginia, 2024 Cohort

    Colin Williams is a third-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Virginia. His research interests are in urban economics and public finance, and he is particularly curious about how development impact fees affect urban growth and the efficacy of tax earmarking. Prior to his PhD, Colin worked in antitrust consulting and studied mathematics at Williams College.

    Oliver Xie

    Stanford University, 2024 Cohort

    Oliver Xie is a fourth-year PhD student in Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research interests are in understanding the patterns of currency usage in financing and international goods trade. Before his PhD, he worked at AQR Capital Management as a quantitative researcher and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Chicago.

    Winston Xu

    Stanford University, 2024 Cohort

    Zunda Winston Xu is a third-year PhD student in Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research interests lie in the intersection of technological innovation, financial intermediation and regulation, and corporate finance. His current work focuses on understanding the interaction between market reactions and firms’ innovation directions. Before starting PhD, he worked as a research fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

    Sai Zhang

    University of Southern California, 2024 Cohort

    Sai Zhang is a third-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Southern California (USC). His research interests are in labor economics and behavioral economics, with a focus on how behavioral, economic and cultural factors shape gender inequality and family dynamics. Sai is originally from China. Before joining USC, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Tsinghua University, and worked at the London Business School as a predoctoral research fellow.

    Yuwei Zhang

    University of Houston, 2024 Cohort

    Yuwei Zhang is a second-year PhD student in Economics at University of Houston. Her field of interest is applied microeconomics, specifically in race, labor and education. Currently, her research studies the effect of adverse shock on labor market outcomes. Originally from China, she obtained a BA in Economics from Renmin University of China and a MS in Agricultural & Applied Economics from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Qiyi Zhao

    Stanford University, 2024 Cohort

    Qiyi Zhao is a PhD student in Economics at Stanford University. Her fields are economic history and theory. Her research examines the economic mechanisms underlying institutional and technological changes in early modern Europe, in particular the reformation and the advent of printing technology. Currently, she is studying the relationship between technological change and market structure in the early printing industry. Qiyi holds a BA in Mathematics with a Minor in History from the University of California, Berkeley.