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Graduate Student Defenses

Summer 2018

Defenses take place in the Koo Room of Marshall-Adams Hall unless otherwise noted. Please contact Lori Jean Nichols (nicho220@msu.edu) if you have any questions.

May 25 (Friday)
110 Old Botany
Pablo Adrian Garlati Bertoldi, Michigan State University
Essays on Informal Labor Markets in Developing Countries

Note: Todd Elder (Chair), Steven Haider, Scott Imberman, Eduardo Nakasone (AFRE)
June 11 (Monday)
Walter Melnik, Michigan State University
Essays in Local Public Finance

Note: Michael Conlin (Chair), Leslie Papke, Ronald Fisher, Corwin Smidt (Policital Science)
July 9 (Monday)
Kevin Kho, Michigan State University
Three Essays in the Economics of Education

Note: Scott Imberman (Chair), Leah Lakdawala, Jeff Biddle, Eduardo Nakasone (AFRE)
July 19 (Thursday)
Riju Joshi, Michigan State University
Control Function Methods in Applied Econometrics

Note: Jeffrey Wooldridge (Chair), Peter Schmidt, Kyoo il Kim, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie (AFRE)
July 24 (Tuesday)
Hyunsoo Kim, Michigan State University
Essays in Industrial Organization

Note: Jay Pil-Choi (Chair), Thomas Jeitschko, Christian Ahlin, Aleks Yankelevich (Federal Trade Commission)
July 30 (Monday)
Pin-En Chou, Michigan State University
Teacher Pension Incentives and Labor Market Behavior

Note: Stacy Dickert-Conlin (Chair), Jeff Biddle, Paul Menchik, Peter Berg (HRLR)
August 7 (Tuesday)
PhD Defense: Olga Boldarieva, Michigan State University
Essays in Labor Economics

Note: Stacy Dickert-Conlin (Chair), Steven Haider, Jeff Biddle, Mevan Jayasinghe (HRLR)

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