ALUMNI NEWS - January 2017
Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio, 2002 St. Louis) has just been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Finance for Argentina.
ALUMNI NEWS - December 2016
Eduardo Araral (2004 Tucson) will receive a 2016 Presidential Award in the Philippines this December. The Pamana ng Pilipino Award honors Filipinos overseas who have brought the country honor and recognition through excellence and distinction in their work.
Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio, 2002 St. Louis) has received a 2016 Konex Foundation Merit Diploma in economic development. These prizes honor Argentinians making the most distinguished achievements over the past decade in educational, scientific, and other fields.
Ranjan Ghosh (2012 Santiago) will join the Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad as assistant professor in March 2017.
Andrew Pua (2008 Philippines) is assistant professor at the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University.
Fabio Chaddad (2001 Berkeley) died after a long illness on November 24, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is greatly missed by his students, colleagues, and friends.
ALUMNI NEWS - September 2016
Yiqing Xu (2009 Xiamen) received the 2014 John T. Williams dissertation prize of the Society for Political Methodology. His papers have been published in The Journal of Politics, The American Political Science Review, and Political Analysis, among many. He also writes column articles for major Chinese media including Caixin, LifeWeek, and WSJ (China).
Valentin Seidler (2012 Santiago) has received a three-year Erwin Schroedinger Fellowship. He will pursue his research program while at Warwick University, Groningen University, and the University of Vienna.
David Skarbek (2012 Chicago) has received the William H. Riker Award from the American Political Science Association for his book The Social Order of the Underworld. The prize is given every three years for the best book on political economy. Previous winners have included Elinor Ostrom, Daron Acemoglu, and James Robinson.
Chen Cheng (2010 Moscow) is assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Jing Li (2008 Beijing) will be assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Rui Zhang (2015 Hong Kong) is a visiting student at Yale University until September 2017.
Desiree Desierto (2008 Philippines) is spending a year as research fellow at the Handa Center at Stanford University. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dalson Figueiredo (2009 Bratislava) has received a grant from the British Academy to study transparency in government institutions and higher education in Brazil. His paper with Mariana Batista (2011 Chicago) and others received the 2016 best paper prize from the Brazilian Political Science Association.
Bert Bo Zhao (2015 Tel Aviv) is now an assistant professor in the School of Finance at the University of Nankai, China.
William K. S. Cheung (2014 Manila) will be a Fulbright Fellow starting in September at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
A crystal trophy for the 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement was presented to Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio, 2002 St. Louis) during the workshop in Tallinn.
ALUMNI NEWS - January 2016
Khrystyna Pavlyk (2009 Bratislava) is currently a Carnegie scholar at Harvard University, doing research on social entrepreneurship.
Ninghua Zhong (2008 Singapore) has been promoted to full professor at Tongji University. His 2013 paper in the Journal of Labor Economics with Yang Yao (2001 Rio) won the 2015 Sun Yefang Economic Science Award, the highest award on economics in China.
Lei Zhang (2010 Shanghai) is now Publisher for Economics and STM Journals at Elsevier. She is based in Amsterdam.
Galina Belokurova (2011 Chicago) has just completed her PhD at the University of Wisconsin. She is Assistant Director of Institutional Research at West Coast University
Several alumni attended the Tel Aviv workshop alumni dinner in December 2015. During the evening, Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio, 2002 St. Louis) received the 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Junlian Zhang (2005 Barcelona) died on January 17, 2015 in China. He is greatly missed by his friends and colleagues.
ALUMNI NEWS - June 2015
Lennon Choy (2005 Barcelona) is now an associate professor in the department of real estate and construction at the University of Hong Kong.
Orli Oren-Kolbinger (2011 Chicago) is a post-doctoral visiting scholar at the University of Michigan Law School.
Jing Li (2008 Beijing) is an assistant professor in economics and finance at Hang Seng Management College in Hong Kong.
Danila Raskov (2002 Cambridge) recently spent a semester at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
Konstantin Sonin (Cambridge 2002) is joining the faculty of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His research has won several medals from the Global Development Network, two Best Economist awards from the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Ovsievich Memorial Prize in Mathematical Economics. In addition to his academic work, he also blogs on Russian political and economic issues.
Yiqing Xu (2009 Xiamen) will become an assistant professor of political science at the University of California - San Diego.
At ISNIE 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, four alumni presented a panel on institutional persistence, and forty alumni, faculty, and friends attended the Coase Institute alumni dinner.
Egor Malkov (2013 Xiamen) is entering the PhD program in economics at the University of Minnesota.
Jenny Guardado (2011 Chicago) will become an assistant professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University this fall.
Stanislao Maldonado (2011 Chicago) has accepted a faculty position at the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia.
ALUMNI NEWS - May 2015
Eduardo Araral (2004 Tucson) has received tenure at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He has also been appointed a vice-dean for research.
Queena Qian (2009 Xiamen) is a managing editor of the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Springer.
Siti Hajar Misnan (2009 Xiamen) has completed her PhD at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Siu-Wai Wong (2008 Singapore) is research assistant professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Alex Jingwei He (2009 Xiamen) is assistant professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Montserrat Lopez Jerez (2010 Moscow) has completed her PhD at Lund University.
Yang Song (2013 Xiamen) will become an assistant professor at Colgate University.
KuoRay Mao (2010 Shanghai) has accepted a position as assistant professor in sociology at Colorado State University.
Steven Shiqi Guo (2014 Manila) is entering the PhD program in development economics at the Graduate School of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
David Skarbek (2012 Chicago) was short-listed for the Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award of the British Sociological Association for his book The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System.
ALUMNI NEWS - January 2015
Jun Zhang (2001 Berkeley) will become Dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Johan Eklund (2010 Moscow) is now Managing Director of
Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.
Hadar Jabotinsky (2012 Beijing) has just completed her PhD at the European Doctorate in Law and Economics. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Chong Liu (2012 Beijing) will become an assistant professor at the School of Economics, Peking University.
Olga Ukhaneva (2014 Manila) has just completed her PhD at Georgetown University.
ALUMNI NEWS - November 2014
Shitong Qiao (2012 Beijing) is assistant professor at the Law School of the University of Hong Kong.
Guangqin Xiong (2008 Philippines) is a visiting scholar in the USA at the College of William and Mary.
Ranjan Ghosh (2012 Santiago) has just completed his PhD summa cum laude at Humboldt University of Berlin.
Charmaine Ramos (2012 Santiago) is now a teaching fellow in development economics at the University of Bath.
Dominic Spengler (2013 Xiamen) has just completed his PhD at the University of York.
David Skarbek (2012 Chicago) has received the 2014 Outstanding Publication Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime for his book The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System.
Miguel Jaramillo (2003 São Paulo) is now the executive director of GRADE (Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo) in Lima, Peru.
ALUMNI NEWS - August 2014
A working paper by alumni and faculty is featured in The Economist, August 16, 2014. The authors of the paper, titled The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment, are Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio, 2002 St. Louis), Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu (faculty), and Ben Zou (2008 Beijing).
Yuan Li (2010 Shanghai) has just become representative chair professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His institute focuses on contemporary East Asian studies.
Queena Qian (2009 Xiamen) is assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Zhigang Albert Nie (2012 Beijing) is assistant professor at Nanjing University of Economics and Finance, China.
Mihaly Kopanyi (2002 St. Louis) is editor of Municipal Finances: A Handbook for Local Governments, published by the World Bank in June 2014. It is currently a best seller at the World Bank.
Khrystyna Pavlyk (2009 Bratislava) is a visiting professor at Tecnologigo de Monterrey, Mexico.
Julio Amador III (2008 Philippines) is now Assistant Director of the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippines.
A paper by Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro, Marina
Gelman, and Valentin Seidler (all 2012 Santiago), "The Effects of Shareholders' Agreement Binding Provisions on Firm Value," has been accepted for publication at the Revista de Administração de Empresas. Their collaboration began at the Santiago workshop.
Rita Li (2008 Philippines) has been promoted to associate professor at Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
Eman San Andres (2008 Philippines) is based in Singapore, doing policy research for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
ALUMNI NEWS - June 2014
Two alumni received major awards at the 2014 ISNIE meetings at Duke University. Jenny Guardado (2011 Chicago), below left, won the Oliver E. Williamson Best Conference Paper Award for her paper, "Land Tenure, Price Shocks and Insurgency: Evidence from Peru." Meina Cai (2008 Beijing), below right, won the Ronald H. Coase Best Dissertation Award for her dissertation, "Land-Locked Development: The Local Political Economy of Institutional Change in China."
Workshop alumni have won the ISNIE best dissertation prize 4 out of the 5 times it has ever been awarded.
Ning Wang (2001 Berkeley, 2002 St. Louis) spoke at 2014 ISNIE at the plenary session in honor of Ronald Coase. His address was titled "Coase and China."
Ninghua Du (2008 Singapore) has received tenure at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, where he is now an associate professor.
Jiwei Qian (2008 Singapore) is a research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.
Jenny Guardado (2011 Chicago) is a post-doctoral fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.
Valentin Seidler (2012 Santiago) will be a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, at the School of Social Science, for the coming academic year, with a grant from the Max Kade Foundation.
ALUMNI NEWS - May 2014
David Skarbek (2011 Chicago) has a book forthcoming: The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System, Oxford University Press, July 2014.
Andre Schlueter (2012 Beijing) has a book forthcoming: Institutions and Small Settler Economies: A Comparative Study of New Zealand and Uruguay, 1870 - 2008.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2014.
ALUMNI NEWS - March 2014
Valentin Seidler (2012 Santiago) organized the inaugural meeting of the Austrian Society for New Institutional Economics, March 12, 2014 in Vienna.
The Society will promote NIE in Austria with reading lists, talks, workshops.
Ha Thuc Vien (2008 Philippines) is vice-president of Vietnamese-German University in Vietnam.
Zdenek Kudrna (2004 Tucson) is assistant professor at the Institute for European Integration Research,
University of Vienna.
Vera Mironova (2010 Moscow) has received a graduate fellowship at the Harvard Law School and Kennedy School joint program on negotiations. Details of her Syria project are available here.
Michael Rochlitz (2012 Beijing) is assistant professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Itai Trilnick (2011 Chicago) is doing doctoral studies in the Agricultural and Resource Economics program at the University of California - Berkeley.
Balazs Hamori (2002 St. Louis) and Katalin Szabo (2002 St. Louis) will serve as overseas visiting professors at Ton Duc Thang University in Saigon, Vietnam.
Alfredo Paloyo (2008 Singapore) is lecturer at the School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance of the University of Wollongong in Australia, and a member of the Centre for Human and Social Capital Research.
Ning Wang (2001 Berkeley, 2002 St. Louis) recently accepted the 2013 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for the book contributing most to the public understanding of a free society, and also (for the Chinese translation) the 2013 Beijing News Award for the Best Book in Economics in 2013, for the book he wrote jointly with Ronald Coase, How China Became Capitalist.
ALUMNI NEWS - January 2014
Konstantin Sonin (2002 Cambridge) is vice-rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and professor there. He is listed by RePec as the most cited Russian economist based in Russia.
Maria Yudkevich (2008 Beijing) is vice-rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, director of its Center for Institutional Studies, and head of its International Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms.
Erica Gorga (2001 Rio) is associate research scholar and the executive director for the Center for the Study of Corporate Law, Yale Law School.
Christian Eigen-Zucchi (2001 Rio) is a senior economist in the Development Prospects Group of the World Bank.
Mario Villarreal-Diaz (2002 Cambridge, 2003 Budapest) is the economics program officer for the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University.
Lei Zhang (2010 Shanghai) is managing editor at Elsevier in economics and finance, Amsterdam.
Sandro Cabral (2003 São Paulo, 2004 Tucson) is a Fulbright visiting professor at New York University, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Jose Cordeiro (2008 Singapore) is on the faculty of Singularity University at NASA Research Park, California. He gave a TEDxRio+20 talk in Rio.
Sivan Shlomo (2011 Chicago) is a Fulbright scholar and Emile Noel fellow at New York University School of Law.
Meina Cai (2008 Beijing) is assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.
Cesar Viteri Mejia (2012 Santiago) is now based in the Galapagos islands as a senior natural resource economist at Conservation International.
Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro (2012 Santiago) has just joined the faculty of the University of Sao Paulo as assistant professor.
Zhe He (2008 Philippines) is based in Beijing, where he is associate professor in the Chinese Academy of Governance.
Kuo-Ray Mao (2010 Shanghai) has spent the past year at the Center of Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also resident director for the Council of International Educational Exchange Beijing Study Center.
Jing Li (2008 Beijing) has joined the faculty of City University of Hong Kong.
Michael Rochlitz (2012 Beijing) is a research fellow at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Linyi Zhang (2012 Beijing) has begun doctoral studies at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University.
Ido Baum (2005 Barcelona) is teaching this semester at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London.
Khrystyna Pavlyk (2009 Bratislava) is teaching this semester at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Valentin Seidler (2012 Santiago) is a founder of the Austrian Society for New Institutional Economics.
Andre Schlueter (2012 Beijing) has completed his PhD, with a thesis about institutions and small settler economies.
Rita Li (2008 Philippines) is the director of the new Sustainable Real Estate Research Center at Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
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INTERNATIONAL PRIZES WON BY ALUMNI
Ronald Coase Institute:
Alumni Award for Outstanding
2015 Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio,
2002 St. Louis)
ISNIE: Best Dissertation Prize
2014 Meina Cai (2008 Beijing)
2012 Yuan Li (2010 Shanghai)
2008 Lennon Choy (2005 Barcelona)
2006 C.-Y. Cynthia Lin (2004 Tucson)
ISNIE: Best Conference Paper
2014 Jenny Guardado (2011 Chicago)
Global Development Network:
2013 Bibhu Prasad Nayak (2007 Reykjavik)
2012 Marjan Petreski (2011 Chicago)
2010 Alvin Ang (2008 Singapore)
2009 Konstantin Sonin (2002 Cambridge)
2007 Raul Andrade (2008 Singapore)
2006 Yang Yao (2001 Rio)
2006 Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio,
2002 St. Louis)
2006 Konstantin Sonin (2002 Cambridge)
2005 Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio,
2002 St. Louis)
2004 Konstantin Sonin (2002 Cambridge)
2003 Sebastian Galiani (2001 Rio,
2002 St. Louis)
2001 Velappan Santhakumar (2001 Rio)
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