Ruoyao Shi awarded Hellman Fellowship
Assistant Professor Ruoyao Shi was awarded a Hellman Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year to study homeownership assistance programs. Professor Shi will work on developing and calibrating a dynamic choice model that features the constraints that households face when they make housing decisions. With the model calibrated by the data on households’ actual housing decisions, Professor Shi hopes to quantify the significance of various barriers between disadvantaged households and homeownership, and more importantly, to evaluate the efficacy and the cost effectiveness of popular homeownership assistance programs targeting disadvantaged households.
Assistant Professor Carolyn Sloane had her NBER research paper on pre-market human capital specialization and the college gender wage gap covered in the Wall Street Journal and CNBC:
Hiroki Nishimura Awarded NSF Grant
Assistant Professor Hiroki Nishimura was awarded a three year National Science Foundation grant to study “Preference Structures”. Professor Nishimura will work on developing an alternative model for describing individual preferences. By going beyond the classical approach to preference relations, Professor Nishimura hopes to narrow the gap between decision theory and behavior economics and offer useful methods in a wide variety of practical contexts and applications.
Distinguished Professor Aman Ullah received the UC Riverside Faculty Research Lecturer Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. From its inception well over half a century ago, the Faculty Research Lecturer Award has been the highest honor that the UCR Academic Senate bestows. This award recognizes Professor Ullah’s international acclaim for his fundamental research in several areas of econometrics over the past five decades.
Emeritus Professor David Fairris has been named UCR’s 2018-19 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor. This award also provides financial support for his research project “Economic Policy When Society Holds Non-Consequentialist Views of the Good: The Case of the Minimum Wage.” This academic senate award is presented yearly to an Emeritus Faculty on the basis of a compelling project in teaching, research, or public service activities.