CORE Teagle Fellows

THE CORE-TEAGLE FELLOWS

CORE USA is bringing together a cadre of confident, networked, new PhDs excited about making teaching a fulfilling and central part of their careers in economics. The CORE-Teagle Fellows have been selected through a competitive application process to attend one of our annual workshops and after successful completion of a workshop have been certified for their commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

 

David Alfaro-Serrano, Columbia University 

David is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Columbia University and expects to graduate in May 2020. His primary area of research is industrial development seeking to understand the relations between firm behavior, industrial policy, trade, and labor markets. David’s dissertation explores the effects of innovation subsidies in Peru. As part of this project, he has conducted fieldwork, funded the National Science Foundation and the Center for Development Economics and Policy.

David has worked as a teaching assistant for four years at Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina) and Columbia University. His experience includes core courses like Principles in Economics and Intermediate Microeconomics, as well as advanced courses like Public Economics and master’s level Econometrics.

 

Francis Annan, Columbia University

Francis is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University. His primary fields are development, environmental and applied microeconomics. His ongoing projects embody issues related to contracts, insurance, public policy, and social and economic impacts of environmental change with linkages to human capital and economic adaptation. Francis holds an M.S. from Mississippi State University and a B.S. from the University of Cape Coast, both in Economics & Agriculture. He has worked for both the World Bank and the NBER.

Further information about his research, teaching, and CV are available on his personal website.

 

Panka Bencsik, University of Sussex

Panka Bencsik is a PhD candidate at the University of Sussex, UK. Her primary fields are health economics with a focus on mental health, and the economics of crime. She has conducted one year of her thesis research at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, funded by the Fulbright Foundation. Her ongoing projects focus on issues around the impact of crime on the larger society, and the beyond-monetary impact of policies in terms of health and mental health. Her work is often characterized by approaches fitting for unusually large datasets (‘big data’), such as refined geographical and temporal estimates, or application of webscraping.

Further information about her research, teaching, and CV are available on her personal website.

 

 

Bikramaditya Datta, Columbia University

Bikramaditya is a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics Department at Columbia University and expects to finish his degree in May 2018. His teaching and research interests include innovation, applied microeconomic theory, economic dynamics and economics of transition. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata and a M.S. in Quantitative Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.

Further information about his research, teaching, and CV are available on his personal website.

 

 

Marion Dumas, Santa Fe Institute

Marion Dumas holds a B.Sc in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from MIT, a M.Sc in Environmental Sciences from the ETH Zurich, and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University (during which she trained as an economist and political scientist). For the last two years, she has been an Omidyar postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. Her research interes

ts focus on the political economy of sustainable development. She is a contributing author of CORE and is enthusiastic about teaching an integrated view of modern economics that equips students across the social and policy sciences to think critically and creatively about the many challenges facing contemporary societies.

 

Matthew Hampton, University of Alabama

Matthew Hampton is a Ph.D. Candidate in economics at the University of Alabama and expects to finish his degree in May 2018. His teaching and research interests include health economics, labor economics, and economic demography. Matt has experience teaching intermediate microeconomics and healthcare economics to both undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Alabama. In the fall of 2016, he received recognition for teaching excellence in health care economics. Matt has also taught the mathematics of money to gifted teenagers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. He is interested in teaching a wide variety of economics and policy-related courses including principles of economics, public policy, labor economics, and game theory.

Matt’s dissertation explores the link between school accountability policies and the rapid rise in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across time. In other work, he studies unintended consequences of health care policy, labor market and relationship dissolution outcomes of parents of children with disabilities, and the effects of minimum wage hikes on social security retirement benefits and disability insurance.

Further information about his research, teaching, and CV are available on his personal website.

 

Mark Paul, Duke University

Mark Paul is a is a postdoctoral associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He is a political economist, working in the areas of inequality, environment economics, and applied microeconomics. Specifically, his research focuses on the causes, consequences, and solutions to inequality. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016.

Further information about his research, teaching, and CV are available on his personal website.

 

 

Natalie Popovich, University of California Davis

Natalie Popovich is a Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California Davis. Her liberal arts background provided an impetus to understand how dynamics of power underly the most fundamental assumptions in economic models. Her current research focuses on distributional and equity outcomes of water conservation policies in California.

 

 

 

Tyler Saxon, Colorado State University

Tyler Saxon is a Ph.D. student and instructor of economics at Colorado State University. He has taught courses on Principles of Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Money and Banking, and Gender in the Economy at CSU.  His research interests are in Political Economy; Institutional Economics; Economics of Science, Technology, and Innovation; and Inequality in all of its many forms.

 

 

Edward Teather-Posadas, Colorado State University

Edward is a Ph.D. student and instructor of economics at Colorado State University. My research focuses on the rhetoric and philosophy of economics, as well as broader issues such as inequality. I’ve taught at both Colorado State University and Roosevelt University in classes from Principles of Microeconomics to Gender in the Economy.

 

 

 

Tanadej (Pete) Vechsuruck, University of Utah

Tanadej (Pete) Vechsuruck is currently a Graduate Instructor and Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Utah. He has taught Principle of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Math for Economics and Asian History and Economic Development at Utah.  His research focuses on Macroeconomics, International Economics, Development Economics and the History of Economic Thought.

Further information about his research, teaching, and CV are available on his personal website.

 

 

Paul Vertier, Sciences Po

Paul Vertier is a Ph.D. Candidate at Sciences Po and a Doctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP). In his research, he studies the determinants of political polarization, and how the characteristics and incentives of elected officials affect public policies. He contributed to the translation of the CORE ebook from English to French.

Further information about his research, teaching, and CV are available on his personal website.