Ph.D. Alumni

Tamanna Kabir (2022)

  • Essays on Development Economics 
  • Advisor: Mihaela Pintea and Abu Shonchoy

Esteban Chinchilla (2022)

  • Executive Vice President, COO & CIO at VIP Universal Medical Insurance Group
  • Three Essays on Healthcare Economics
  • Advisor: Hakan Yilmazkuday and Alejandro Arrieta

Adir Dos Santos Mancebo Junior (2022)

  • Data Analyst at Data Science Alliance / Adjunct Prof. of Economics at Point Loma Nazarene Univ.
  • Essays on the Economic Effects of Income Inequality
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin

Elisa Vilorio Medina (2022)

  • Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Dominican Republic
  • Essays on Monetary Policy and International Macroeconomics
  • Advisor: Hakan Yilmazkuday

Shahnawaz Rafi (2022)

  • Researcher with Professor Pallab Mozumder
  • Three Essays on Understandng Social and Economic Responses to Crisis and Disaster Events
  • Advisor: Pallab Mozumder

Enrique Valdes (2022)

  • Vising Asst. Prof. Economics at William and Mary College
  • Three Essays on Trade Policy in a Multi-Country World
  • Advisor: Kaz Miyagiwa

Maryam Aljahani (2021)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Tampa
  • Essays on Macroeconomics and Financial Economics
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin

Mehrnoosh Asadi (2021)

  • Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
  • Three Essays on Disaster Risk, Housing Market and Public Health
  • Advisor: Pallab Mozumder

Ehsan Asghari Ghara (2021)

  • Assistant Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University
  • Three essays on Development Economics
  • Advisor: Abu Shonchoy

Andra Hiriscau (2021)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at William and Mary College
  • Three Essays on Labor and Demographic Economics
  • Advisor: Mihaela Pintea

Mohammad Javad Mehregan (2021)

  • Three Essays in Applied Economics
  • Advisor: Hakan Yilmazkuday

Yiming Liu (2021)

  • Assistant Professor at Jiangsu Ocean University, P.R. China
  • Essays on Migration, Entrepreneurship, and Risk Hedging
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin

Faisal M. Awwal (2020)

  • Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Equity Valuation-Seeking and Understanding through Alternative Approaches
  • Advisor: Prasad Bidarkota

Mohammad Khan (2020)

  • Fisheries Project Manager, University of Hawaii Manoa - SOEST
  • Three Essays of Assessing the Risk, Adaptation and Resilience to Natural Disasters
  • Advisor: Pallab Mozumder

Renzo Alvarez (2019)

  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Essays on International Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy
  • Advisor: Hakan Yilmazkuday

Nazmul Islam (2019)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University
  • Essays on Macroeconomic Analysis of Development
  • Advisor: Mihaela Pintea

Seyed Javad Nosratabadi (2019)

  • Visiting Lecturer in Economics, University of Pittsburgh
  • Essays in Labor Economics and International Economics
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin and Tobias Pfutze

Shahrzad Ghourchian (2018)

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Oklahoma City University
  • Essays on Growth, Housing Market and Income Inequality
  • Advisor:  Hakan Yilmazkuday

Yulin Hou (2018)

  • Assistant Professor, Zhongnan University
  • Essays on Trade and Growth
  • Advisor:  Cem Karayalcin and Hakan Yilmazkuday

Fan Jiang (2018)

  • Assistant Professor, Shanghai University
  • Three Essays on the Behavioral Responses to Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability
  • Advisor:  Pallab Mozumder

MD Tanvir Pavel (2018)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Three Essays on the Adaptation for Managing Extreme Weather Events and Climate Shocks in Developing and Developed Countries
  • Advisor:  Pallab Mozumder

Amin Shoja (2018)

  • PhD Student, FIU Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • Three Essays in International Economics
  • Advisor:  Hakan Yilmazkuday

Qingru Tu (2018)

  • Strategic Environmental Regulations and international Trade
  • Advisor:  Kaz Miyagiwa

Yun Wang (2018)

  • Assistant Professor, Barry University
  • Three Essays on international Trade
  • Advisor:  Hakan Yilmazkuday

Wenjun Xue (2018)

  • Assistant Professor, Shanghai University
  • Financial Sector Development, Economic Growth, and Stability
  • Advisor:  Hakan Yilmazkuday

Alvin Chiang (2017)

  • Instructor, Florida International University
  • 3 Essays in Economic Development, Growth and Trade
  • Advisor:  Cem Karayalcin

Zhengzheng Qian (2017)

  • Why Tenure?  An Optimal Contract Perspective
  • Advisor:  Jesse Bull

Amy Ramnarine (2017)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Occidental College, CA
  • Essays in Women’s Issues and Economic Development
  • Advisor:  Mihaela Pintea and Tobias Pfutze

Syed Uddin (2017)

  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • 3 Essays in International Trade and Finance
  • Advisor:  Hakan Yilmazkuday

Richard Whittaker (2017)

  • Instructor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida International University
  • The Effects of Commodity Disturbances on Open Economics
  • Advisor:  Prasad Bidarkota

Qianying Zhang (2017)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
  • 3 Essays in Financial Economics
  • Advisor:  Xiaoquan Jiang

Rooholah Hadidi (2016)

  • SEC
  • 3 Essays in International and Intranational Trade and Economic Growth
  • Advisor: Hakan Yilmazkuday

Sisi Meng (2016)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Colorado in Denver
  • Willingness to pay and Household Preferences for Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan
  • Advisor: Pallab Mozumder

Bimal Soti (2016)

  • Instructor, South Texas College
  • Essays on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationship
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin

David C Vitt (2016)

  • Assistant Professor at Farmingdale State College
  • The Empirical Relationship between Internet use Intensity and Retail Market Structure
  • Advisor: Hakan Yilmazkuday

Fei Fei Wang (2016)

  • Assistant Professor, Business Department, Niagara University, Buffalo, NY
  • Income Distribution, International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment with Heterogeneous Firms
  • Advisor: Kaz Miyagiwa

Jiangyun Wan (2015)

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
  • Essays on Competition in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Advisor: Kaz Miyagiwa

Keran Song (2015)

  • Quantitative Analyst at Citibank
  • The Business Cycle Effects on Sectoral Stock Returns
  • Advisor: Prasad Bidarkota

Jorge Ramos (2015)

  • Director, Product Management - Avocado Program, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc.
  • The Economics of Trademarks
  • Advisor: Mira Wilkins 

Li Xu (2015)

  • Attending Oxford University/Financial Engineering
  • On Emerging Asia-Pacific Equity Markets from the Perspective of the Dynamics of Mean and Volatility Spillovers
  • Advisor: Prasad Bidarkota 

Michael Gove (2014)

  • Assistant Professor at University of North Georgia
  • Essays on Migration: Nexus with Policy, Trade, and Development
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin

Yi Ding (2014)

  • Advanced Researcher at Tianjin Precious Metal Exchange
  • Three Essays on Taxation, Growth, and Consumption
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin

Edward DeCambra (2014)

  • Citibank
  • Three Essays on the Economics of Defense Contracting, Output and Income Inequality
  • Advisor: Hakan Yilmazkuday

Yu Chen (2014)

  • Essays on Intergenerational an Regional Aspects of Water Management
  • Advisor: Mahadev Bhat

Chiradip Chatterjee (2013)

  • Instructor, University of North Florida
  • Four Essays of Environmental Risk Mitigation
  • Advisor: Pallab Mozumder

Kishore Dhavala (2012)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Basque Centre for Climate Change
  • Essays on Emissions Trading Markets
  • Advisor: Mahadev Bhat

Ece Guleryuz (2012)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Essays in Economic Growth, Political Economy and Institutions
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin

Indu Khurana (2012)

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting, Fort Hays State University
  • Three Essays on a Longitudinal Analysis of Business Start-ups using the Kauffman Firm Survey
  • Advisor: Peter Thompson

John Lucas (2012)

  • Economist, City of Miami
  • Essays on City Size Distribution and Real Estate Bubbles
  • Adviser: C. Karayalcin

Mohamad Nassereddine (2012)

  • Essays in Entrepreneurship
  • Adviser: P. Thompson

Galin Todorov (2012)

  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, Emory University
  • A Study of Stock Market Linkages between the US and Frontier Countries
  • Adviser: P. Bidarkota

Umut Unal (2012)

  • SESRIC, Ankara, Turkey
  • Essays in Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Adviser: C. Karayalcin

Veysel Avsar (2011)

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, International University of Antalya, Turkey
  • Essays on Administrative Protection and Trade Deflection
  • Adviser: R. Chisik

Fatma Deli (2011)

  • Three Essays on Self-employment Transitions, Organizational Capital, and Firm Formation
  • Advisor: P. Thompson

Dmitriy Krichesvkiy (2011)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Elizabethtown College
  • Three essays on entrepreneurial motivation, entry, exit and monetary rewards
  • Advisor: P. Thompson

Alfonso Rodriguez (2011)

  • Senior Instructor, Florida International University
  • Essays in Health Economics
  • Adviser: P. Thompson

Jing Chen (2010)

  • Postdoc, Copenhagen Business School
  • Three Essays on Labor Turnover, Entrepreneurial Entry, and Serial Entrepreneurship
  • Advisor: P. Thompson

Daniel Murgo (2010)

  • Associate Professor of Economics, Miami Dade College
  • Essays in Political Economy
  • Advisor: Cem Karayalcin

Harun Onder (2010)

  • Economist, World Bank
  • Structure of International Cooperation in Trade and Investment
  • Advisor: R. Chisik

Dhimitri Qirjo (2010)

  • Postdoc, University of British Columbia
  • Three Essays on Labor Liberalization and its Effects on World Economy.
  • Advisor: R. Chisik

Thomas Snyder (2010)

  • Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
  • International Lending and Borrowing with Increasing Returns to Scale
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Zhiguang Wang (2009)

  • Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
  • Three Essays on Asset Pricing
  • Advisors: R. Daigler and P. Bidarkota

Man Fu (2009)

  • Non-Academic Job, Connecticut
  • A Study of Stock Market Fluctuations and their Relation with Business Conditions
  • Advisor: Prasad Bidarkota

Zhao Rong (2008)

  • Associate Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu
  • Essays on Durable Goods Consumption and Firm Innovation
  • Advisor: P. Thompson

Yan Shu (2008)

  • Associate Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu
  • Essays on Exchange Rate Economics
  • Advisor: P. Bidarkota

Ramon Gonzalez-Hernandez (2008)

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College
  • Essays in Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Claudia Wehbe (2008)

  • Senior Economist at S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • The Political Economy of Inequality and Growth: Essays on Sovereign Debt, Democracy and Saving
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Jeffrey Czajkowski (2007)

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Austin College
  • Essays on Environmental Economic Valuation and Decision Making in the Presence of an Environmental Disaster
  • Advisor: P. Thompson

Yuanyuan Peng (2007)

  • Statistician, Affinion Group
  • Essays on Firm Behavior and Firm Performance
  • Advisor: P. Thompson

Ioana Popovici (2007)

  • Senior Research Associate, Health Economics Research Group, University of Miami
  • The Effects of Intellectual Property Rights on Knowledge Spillovers and Innovation: An Empirical Investigation
  • Advisor: P. Thompson

Prasad Bhattacharya (2005)

  • Senior Lecturer, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Essays on International Macroeconomics and Conflict Analysis
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Monica Escaleras (2003)

  • Chair and Professor, Florida Atlantic University
  • Essays on the Determinants of Private Investment: The Effects of Relative Price Uncertainty
  • Advisor: D. Thomakos

Li Wang (2003)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College
  • On the Fundamentals of Research and Development Spillovers in Competitive Markets
  • Advisor: S. Roy

Susan Bell (2002)

  • Honors Faculty, Seminole State University
  • The Effects of Government Disability Benefits, Accessibility Laws and Rehabilitation on Employment Choices by Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Advisor: M. Willumsen

Hsu-Min Lien (2001)

  • Assistant Professor, Chienkuo Technology University, Taiwan
  • Essays on Financial Crises
  • Advisor: T. Wang

Mehmet Ulubasoglu (2001)

  • Associate Professor, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Essays on the Political Economy of Trade Policy and Economic Development
  • Advisors: D. Mitra and D. Thomakos

Qiang Xiao (2001)

  • Three Essays on Trade and Investment
  • Advisor: C. Syropoulos

Noel Gray (2000)

  • Non-Traded Goods, Product Differentiation and Integration of Factor Markets
  • Advisor: C. Syropoulos

Diego Mendez-Carbajo (2000)

  • Associate Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Essays on Openness, Economic Integration, and Growth
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Annick Trottier (2000)

  • Principal, Global Macroeconomics, Lexington, MA
  • Pollution Generation in the Carajas Region of Brazil: An Extended Input-Output Approach
  • Advisor: M. Willumsen

Julio Andujar (1999)

  • Deputy Director, Central Bank of the Dominican Republic
  • Essays on the Political Economy of the Dominican Reform Process
  • Advisor: D. Mitra

Ulises Hernandez (1999)

  • Social Service Provision, Efficiency Labor, and Economic Development
  • Advisor: D. Mitra

Kathryn McCollister (1999)

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Miami
  • The Political Economy Of Sovereign Debt
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Pierre Alexandre (1998)

  • Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • On the Accuracy of Nonsurvey Regional Input-Output Multipliers: An Empirical Study
  • Advisor: M. Willumsen

Yuna Chen (1997)

  • Associate Professor, South Georgia College
  • Closing the Productivity Gap and Trade Policy
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Giyas Gokkent (1997)

  • Head, Research Department, National Bank of Abu Dhabi
  • Theory of Foreign Portfolio Investment
  • Advisor: M. Wilkins

Sreedhar Iyer (1997)

  • Empirical Study of Exchange Rates in Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean
  • Advisor: I. de Alonso

Carlos Moslares (1997)

  • Professor, Faculty of Economics, IQS Barcelona
  • Financial Constraints on Research and Development
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Hernan Ocampo Solarte (1997)

  • Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia
  • The Effects of Domestic Credit in the Economic Development Process
  • Advisor: A. Jorge

Javier Stanziola (1997)

  • Head of Research & Evidence, Museums, Libraries, and Archives Council, London
  • Measuring the Arts: The Case of Dade County Nonprofit Arts Organizations
  • Advisor: I. de Alonso

Bala Veeramacheneni (1997)

  • Associate Professor, History, Economics and Politics Department, SUNY Farmingdale
  • Essays on Investment, Growth and Income Distribution
  • Advisor: D. Mitra

Rafael Amiel-Saenz (1996)

  • Economist, Latin America Service, Global Insight Inc.
  • Exchange Rate Overvaluation Under Hyperinflation: The Case of Peru
  • Advisor: B. Kelley

Ekanayake Ekanayake (1996)

  • Adjunct Instructor, Rollins College
  • The Impacts of Trade Policy Reforms on the Sri Lankan Economy
  • Advisor: M. Willumsen

Ali Kocyigi (1996)

  • Assistant Professor, Malatya University, Turkey
  • The International Impact of Productivity Shocks
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Francsico Larios (1996)

  • An Evaluation of Exchange Rate Policy and Economic Adjustment in Nicaragua, 1993-1995
  • Advisor: M. Willumsen

Richard Vogel (1996)

  • Professor and Chair , History, Economics and Politics Department, SUNY Farmingdale
  • Regional Growth, Structural Change, and Natural Disaster
  • Advisor: M. Willumsen

Eugenio J. Alemán (1995)

  • SVP, Chief Economist, Raymond James, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Inflation, Currency Substitution and Dollarization: The Case of Argentina
  • Advisor: J. Salazar-Carillo

Xiaowei Xu (1995)

  • Macroeconomic Policies and Exchange Rate Regimes: A Simulation Approach
  • Advisor: C. Karayalcin

Gi-shian Su (1994)

  • Associate Professor, Department of International Business, Southern Taiwan University of Technology
  • Technological Change and the Dynamics of Efficiency Dispersion in Industries
  • Advisor: P. Liossatos

Bernadette West (1994)

  • Consumer Theory and the Demand for Local Public Goods