Anne Burton is a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics program. Her research focuses on the social welfare implications of risky health behaviors and crime.

Anne (Burton's) website
Anne (Burton's) Twitter (@anne_m_burton)

Anne Byrne is a Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Economics and Management program. She studies the economics of food, with a particular interest in food assistance programs.

Anne (Byrne's) website
Anne (Byrne's) Twitter (@EconAnne)

René Crespin is a Ph.D. student in the Policy Analysis and Management program. His research focuses on education, labor, and urban economics.

René's Twitter (@Crespin_Rene)

Sam Dodini is a Ph.D. student in the Policy Analysis and Management program. His research interests are broad but mainly focused on worker incentives, labor market institutions, education, and the effects of public expenditures on wellbeing.

Sam's Cornell website
Sam's Twitter (@microsamonomics)

Molly Doruska is an M.S./Ph.D. student in the Applied Economics and Management program. Her research interests are in development economics with a specific focus in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa.



Ariel Ortiz-Bobea is our faculty advisor and an Assistant Professor of Applied Economics and Policy. His research fields are agricultural economics, environmental and resource economics, and applied econometrics, with a focus on climate change impacts and adaptation.

Ariel's website
Ariel's Twitter (@ArielOrtizBobea)

Grace Phillips is a Ph.D. student in the Economics program. She is interested in labor, public, and the economics of crime as they relate to vulnerable populations.

Grace's Twitter (@Grace_Nettie)

Jose Maria U. Tapia is an undergraduate Economics major. He is interested in researching the economics of education and economic growth.



David Wasser is a Ph.D. student in the Economics program. He researches the intersection of labor market monopsony and public policy.

David's website
David's Twitter (@dwasser2)

Joy Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Economics and Management program. She studies decision-making in the digital and information world, with a focus on consumer privacy, intellectual property, and data markets.

Joy's Twitter (@ZhouyuWu)



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