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Job Market Candidates 2008-2009

Placement Officer: Professor Leonardo Felli
Administrative Support: Mark Wilbor 

Information on 2008/2009 candidates

Congratulations to our candidates who have been placed as follows.

We wish all our candidates good luck in their future careers!


Madhav Aney

Singapore Management University: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "Costly Dispute Resolution Under Limited Commitment: A Mechanism Design Approach" 
  • Main Fields: Applied Micro Theory 
  • Secondary Fields: Development Economics, Law and Economics
  • Supervisor: Professor Gilat Levy


Radu Ban

World Bank: Economist 

  • Job Market Paper: "Is Deliberation Equitable? Evidence from Transcripts of Village Meetings in South India" 
  • Main Feilds: Development Economics 
  • Secondary Fields: Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics 
  • Supervisor: Professor Tim Besley


Dave Donaldson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the Impact of Transportation Infrastructure" 
  • Main Feilds: Development Economics, International Economics, Economic History
  • Secondary Fields: Environmental Economics, Urban/Regional Economics
  • Supervisors: Professor Tim Besley, Professor Robin Burgess 


Sonia Goncalves

NERA Economic Consulting: Consultant

  • Job Market Paper: "Power to the People: The Effects of Participatory Budgeting on Municipal Expenditures and Infant Mortality in Brazil" 
  • Main Feilds: Development Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy
  • Secondary Fields: Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics, Microeconomics
  • Supervisors: Dr Oriana Bandiera, Professor Robin Burgess


Anisha Gosh

Carnegie Mellon University: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "Asset Pricing with Regime Shifts in Consumption and Dividend Growth" 
  • Main Feilds: Asset Pricing, Financial Econometrics
  • Secondary Fields: Macroeconomics
  • Supervisor: Professor Oliver Linton


Stephen Hansen

Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "What They Don't Know Can't Hurt You: The Benefits of Limited Feedback in Organizations" 
  • Main Feilds: Organizational Economics
  • Secondary Fields: Contract Theory, Microeconomic Theory
  • Supervisors: Professor Gilat Levy, Professor Andrea Prat


Ilze Kalnina

University of Montreal: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "Subsampling High Frequence Data" 
  • Main Feilds: Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Applied Econometrics
  • Secondary Fields: Financial Economics, Microeconomics 
  • Supervisor: Professor Oliver Linton


Guy Mayraz

Nuffield College, University of Oxford: Post-doctoral Research Fellow

  • Job Market Paper: "Priors and Desires - A Model of Payoff-Dependent Beliefs" 
  • Main Feilds: Microeconomic Theory, Behavioural Economics, Decision Theory, Game Theory
  • Secondary Fields: Subjective Well-being, Behavioural Finance
  • Supervisor: Dr Erik Eyester


Michael McMahon

University of Warwick: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "Inventories in Motion: A New Approach to Inventories of the Business Cycle"
  • Main Fields: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Banking
  • Secondary Fields: Applied Econometrics
  • Supervisor: Professor Francesco Caselli


Juan Pablo Rud

Royal Holloway, University of London: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "Electricity Provision and Industrial Development: Evidence from India"
  • Main Fields: Development Economics, Applied Econometrics
  • Secondary Fields: Microeconomics
  • Supervisor: Professor Robin Burgess


Urban Sila

Bank of Slovenia, Analysis and Research Centre

  • Job Market Paper: "Can Family-Support Policies Help Explain Differences in Working Hours across Countries?"
  • Main Fields: Labour Economics
  • Secondary Fields: Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics
  • Supervisor: Professor Alan Manning


Fabian Waldinger

University of Warwick: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "Peer Effects in Science - Evidence from the Dismissal of Scientists in Nazi Germany"
  • Main Fields: Labour Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Economics of Education
  • Secondary Fields: Economic History
  • Supervisor: Professor Steve Pischke

Post-Doctoral Candidates 2008/2009

Maria Bas

Centre D'Etudes Prospectives et D'Informations Internationales (CEPII), Paris: Research Fellow

  • Job Market Paper: "Trade, Technology Adoption and Wage Inequalities: Theory and Evidence" 
  • Main Feilds: International Economics, International Trade, Microeconometric Studies
  • Secondary Fields: Development Economics

Gabriel Leon

University fo Cambridge, St Catherine's College: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper: "The Military, War and Political Power: Theory and Evidence" 
  • Main Feilds: Development Economics, Political Economy
  • Secondary Fields: Public Economics


Raffaella Sadun

Harvard Business School: Assistant Professor

  • Job Market Paper 1: "Does Planning Regulation Protect Independent Retailers?"
  • Job Market Paper 2: "Americans Do I.T. Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle"
  • Main Fields: Strategy, Labour Economics, Applied Microeconometrics
  • Secondary Fields: Organisational Economics, Management, Productivity