2013

Lorenzo Casaburi

Ph.D. in Economics, 2013.
Postdoctoral Fellow,Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).

Will S. Dobbie

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University.


Will Dobbie is a co-winner of the 2013 W.E. Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award for the best dissertation on employment for his dissertation, “Essays in Labor Economics.”

Bernard L. Fraga

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University.

Amanda Garrett

Ph.D. in Political Science, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar


Amanda Garrett's Ph.D. dissertation, When Cities Fight Back: Minorities, Local Politics and Conflict, received the 2014 Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in European politics from the American Political Science Association's European Politics and Society Section.

Garrett's current book project, based on her dissertation work, continues to examine the conditions under which religious or ethnic minorities engage in violent conflict as a means of political expression in France, the UK, Netherlands and the United States.

Keren Ladin

Ph.D. in Health Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Tufts University.

Aurélie Ouss

Ph.D. in Economics, 2013.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago Crime Lab.


Aurélie Ouss is a recipient of the first annual Economics of Crime prize at the 6th Economics of Crime Transatlantic Workshop at Bocconi University in Milan (2014).

Viridiana Rios

Ph.D. in Government, 2013.
CEO of México ¿Cómo vamos?
Global Fellow, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center (2015-2016)


Viridiana Rios is CEO of México ¿Cómo vamos?, a Mexican think tank that studies economic development.

Viridiana Rios is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's Leonard D. White Award, honoring the best dissertation in the field of public administration (2014). Her dissertation is titled, "How Government Structure Encourages Criminal Violence: The Causes of Mexico's Drug War."

Ugo Troiano

Ph.D. in Economics, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan.

Elizabeth McCarthy Wikler

Ph.D. in Health Policy, 2013.
Health Policy Advisor, Office of U.S. Senator Al Franken.

Congressional Fellow, American Sociological Association (2013-2014).

Miya Woolfalk

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2013.
Senior Research Manager, Analyst Institute.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, 2013-2016.

Crystal S. Yang

Ph.D. in Economics and J.D.,Harvard Law School, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.


Olin Fellow and Instructor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, 2013-2014.

Crystal S. Yang is a 2013 recipient of the John M. Olin Prize for best paper in law and economics for “Free At Last? Judicial Discretion and Racial Disparities in Federal Sentencing”.