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Hoosier Economics Conference

The 19th Annual Hoosier Economics Conference (formerly Jordan River Conference), the setting for our Ph.D. students to present the preliminary draft of their third-year research paper, was held on April 28, 2023. MacMillan Education and Pearson Education sponsored a book fair and luncheon. Professor James Self has been the principal organizer of this conference since its inception and Professor Volodymyr Lugovskyy, Director of Graduate Studies, organized the graduate student presentations. After a full day of research paper presentations, the conference concluded with a reception in the Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Congratulations to Sergii Drobot and Naoya Nagasaka who received the Hoosier Economics Conference Best Graduate Student Paper Award.

Congratulations to our 2023 Graduate Award Winners!

A group of students and Prof. Volodymyr Lugovskyy pose together with a painting in the background.
Congratulations to all of our graduate student award winners! Michael Kaganovich, Chair (third from left) and Volodymyr Lugovskyy, Director of Gradate Studies (sixth from left)

The Department of Economics recognizes our most outstanding graduate students at our annual Department of Economics Awards Reception. We are delighted to announce the special achievements and award winners from our April 3, 2023 reception. Michael Kaganovich, chair of the department, hosted the reception and welcomed Jackie Hall, partner of late faculty member Lloyd Orr whose generosity established our top graduate student award.

Lloyd Orr Dissertation Fellowship
Byung Goog Park
Jarrod Burgh
Jack Berger

Witney/LeMar Fellowship for Outstanding Graduate Student in Labor Economics and/or Labor Relations
Po-Shyan Wu

Henry M. Oliver Award for Excellence in Graduate Economic Theory
Naoya Nagasaka

Taulman A. Miller Award for Best International Graduate Student in Economics
Do Yeon Pyun

Daniel J. Duesterberg Travel Award
Miles Stevens
Hyeyun Cho
Austin Knies

Frank T. Bachmura Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Development Economics or Comparative Systems
Vladimir Menshikov

W. Phillip Saunders Award for Outstanding Introductory Economics Associate Instructor
Jarrod Burgh
Miles Stevens

Hoosier Economics Conference Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Sergii Drobot
Naoya Nagasaka

Best Third Year Paper Award
Sangmyung Ha

Job Market Placement for 2023

We congratulate our successful job market candidates!

Guo Yan, University of Melbourne

Kelin Lu, Huazhong University

Rong Fan, Morgan Stanley

Myong Jong Shin, JPMorgan Chase

David Terner, NERA Economic Consulting

Matthew Bush, U.S. Customs and Border Protection


The Spring Graduate Commencement ceremony was held on May 5, 2023, at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Congratulations to our spring Ph.D. graduates!

(From left) Matthew Bush, Professor Bulent Guler, Rong Fan, and David Terner pose together at commencement.
(From left) Matthew Bush, Professor Bulent Guler, Rong Fan, and David Terner