New Graduate Students at the IIES
This year the IIES accepted no less than ten new graduate students. Learn more about them and their research here.
Huen Tat Au-Yeung
- My research interests lie within political and behavioral economics. I am interested in borrowing insights from behavioral economics to study public policies and politics. In particular, I would like to highlight the role of information and how people learn from it. Currently, I am studying the early effects of introducing fact checking in the US.
- In the past two years under the Stockholm Doctoral Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE), it has been very enjoyable to interact with faculty and graduate students at the IIES. I look forward to be a part of the encouraging IIES research community that produces high-quality research.
- I am currently working on 3 different projects that even though they touch different fields of economics, they have the common denominator of macroeconomics. The first is on the sustainability of the Portuguese public finances, the second on inflation heterogeneity and the third on energy and business cycles.
- I applied to the IIES as it is one of the top departments in Europe to do research in macroeconomics with many top scholars. Moreover, since day one I have felt very welcomed by the people at the department. I couldn't be happier about joining the IIES!
- My current research is mainly within labor economics, focusing on topics of occupation, gender, and productivity. I hope to combine what I learned from international trade and industry organization with labor research and perform ex-ante and ex-post policy evaluations. Given my research interests, I am excited by the opportunity to work with IIES faculty members. Meanwhile, I am also developing collaborations and joint research projects with peers on the cost of sexual harassment in the workplace and the effect of stress on individual productivity.
- The outstanding research environment at IIES is something I am interested in. The weekly “Applied Lunch” is also one of my favorite parts of IIES, and here I have received valuable advice on research and engaged in fruitful project discussions. I aspire to contribute to the IIES and the broader society through my research.
Ida Kristine Haavi
- My main research interest is in macroeconomics and how resources are (mis-)allocated across firms, both across and within countries. I'm particularly interested in how economic shocks such as a credit crisis have different effects on different firms, and what aggregate effects on productivity would be in the economy. Currently, I'm working on what happens when an emerging country experiences a stop in foreign credit supply where firms rely on this supply to make new investments, and what policies might be most efficient in this setting.
- I have been an RA at the IIES for the past couple of years and experienced the great academic and social environment here! There were never any doubts about wanting to continue to be a part of this community and apply for the graduate student position. My expectations for the next few years are to continue developing my research together with other IIES colleagues, and have a lot of fun along the way!
- My main research interest lies within climate macroeconomics. Together with fellow IIES graduate student, Tiago Bernardino, I am trying to understand patterns of energy usage, and energy intensity over the business cycle. These questions are typically analyzed over the long run, and we want to add to the understanding of short-run effects, and in a way micro-found technological diffusion.
- I applied to the IIES primarily to be closer to my supervisor. As an added benefit, both the academic and social environment are great to be part of!
- I am a development economist working in economics of migration and gender. In my research, I study barriers to physical mobility and migration in the developing world, and evaluate the benefits from removing these barriers. In many contexts, these constraints are more pronounced for women, hence gender-specific aspects of these questions are a natural part of my work.
- I'm excited to be a part of the IIES, where I can be in an environment of like-minded researchers who can help me improve my research every day!
- My research interests lie within macroeconomics, with a focus on macroeconomic policy and inequality. I am currently working on a project about labor earnings changes, where I am investigating how wages and hours worked respond to booms and recessions, when firms are restricted in their ability to cut wages.
- While my primary reason for applying to the IIES was the opportunity to work with a world-renowned faculty in macroeconomics, I also very much appreciate the IIES' open-door policy and the various macro-centered discussion rounds, which allow for a frequent exchange of ideas and thoughts with both faculty and other graduate students.
- My research areas are labor and political economics. So far, my work primarily revolves intergenerational mobility. In one project I look at gender differences in social mobility, in another project I look at social mobility among different groups of migrants to Sweden. In an unrelated project that I'm about to start I seek to examine the role of previous health scandals for vaccine hesitancy.
- I look forward to joining the IIES and its close-knit environment!
Juan Llavador Peralt
- I am interested in the field of heterogenous macroeconomics broadly defined. This field studies the interaction between differences across economic agents and the macroeconomy. My current research relates to the propagation of shocks through different firms and industries via production linkages and their impact on aggregate variables.
- The IIES is a leading institution in the study of heterogeneous agent macroeconomics, and I hope to benefit from the experience of faculty and fellow students in this field.
Chek Yin Choi
- My primary field is macroeconomics. I am currently interested in how failure in part of the supply chain affect the whole economy, in terms of prices or employment.
- I hope to get some new thoughts on different research topics during my coming years at the IIES.
Last updated: September 15, 2022
Source: Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)