We feature a unique Ph.D. program that allows students to be advised, mentored and funded by PAM faculty whether the student is pursuing a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Management, Economics, or Sociology. Here is information about PAM-funded Ph.D. students in each of these areas:

Ph.D. Students in the Field of PAM

Daphne Blakey

Daphne Blakey 
Research interests: Labor econ, incarceration, policing, poverty

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Kyle Bunten
Research interests: economics of education, economics of crime, public economics

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Helen Burkhardt
Research interests: inequality, occupational choice, and labor policy  

Rene Crespin

Rene Crespin
Research interests: economics of education, urban economics, labor economics, immigration

Michael Daly

Michael Daly
Research interests: health economics, labor economics, development

Ari Decter-Frain

Ari Decter-Frain
Research interests: economic insecurity, computational demography, social media and elections

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Qingli Fan
Research interests: health economics, health policy, aging, subjective well-being

Megan Hyland

Megan Hyland
Research interests: health economics, social insurance, long-term care

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Alicia Marquez
Research interests: applied microeconomics with applications to environmental and health policy  

Giulia Olivero

Giulia Olivero
Research interests: education, immigration, family, labor economics

Tatiana Padilla

Tatiana Padilla
Research interests: intersectionality of migration experiences; socioeconomic outcomes resulting from changes in legal status; consequences of U.S. migration and immigration policy

Han Pham

Han Pham
Research interests: health, microeconomics, labor economics

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Shyam Raman
Research interests: health econ, econ of crime, environmental regulation

Nathan Robbins

Nathan Robbins
Research interests: family policy, cross-national comparison, gendered division of labor, mixed methods

Katharine Sadowski

Katharine Sadowski
Research interests: labor econ, information science, educational interventions

Yongxin Shang

Yongxin Shang
Research interests: health inequality, family demography

Jenna Shelton

Jenna Shelton
Research interests: Social inequity; family and youth policy; foster care and homelessness; mixed methods

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Chloe Smith
Research Interests: applied econometrics with applications to labor, immigration, and criminal justice policy  

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Stephenson Strobel
Research interests: health economics, labour economics

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Laura Sullivan
Research interests: poverty, safety net programs

 

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Revathy Suryanarayana
Research interests: public economics, health economics, development

Meredith Welch

Meredith Welch
Research interests: labor economics, economics of education (higher education), social policy

Julia Zhu

Julia Zhu
Research interests: immigration, economics of education, labor economics

PAM-based Ph.D. Students in the Field of Economics 

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Jaqueline Blair
Research interests: household finance, wealth inequality, financial literacy

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Lexin Cai
Research interests: poverty, safety net programs, low-wage labor market

Matthew Comey

Matthew Comey
Research interests: public economics, labor economics, urban economics

Zihan Hu

Zihan Hu
Research interests: education, health, Labor economics, development economics

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Hyewon Kim
Research interests: labor economics, public economics, family

Zongyang Elmer Li

Zongyang "Elmer" Li
Research interests: education, public finance

Grace Phillips

Grace Phillips
Research interests: public economics, labor economics, and the economics of crime

David Wasser

David Wasser
Research interests: labor economics, public economics

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Yaling Xu
Research interests: inequality, education, microeconomics, labor economics, behavioral economics

Sen Zeng

Sen Zeng
Research interests: health economics and industrial organization

PAM-based Ph.D. Students in the Field of Sociology

Erika Abbott

Erika Abbott
Research interests: social stratification

Jocelyn Fischer

Jocelyn Fischer
Research interests: gender, family. work, stratification
On the Job Market

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Lydia Homandberg
Research interests: social determinants of health/health inequities

Erin McCauley

Erin McCauley
Research interests: mass incarceration, education, disability, health, child welfare

Mary Beth Morrissey

Mary Beth Morrissey
Research interests: emotions and therapeutic culture, gender, intimate relationships, inequality