Abdullah Al Mansour successfully defended his thesis, “Essays in risk management for crude oil markets”, September 2012. (Supervisors – Margaret Insley and Tony Wirjanto).
Jingye Shi successfully defended her thesis, “Time allocation and the weather”, July 2012. (Supervisor - Mikal Skuterud). She has accepted a faculty position with Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Research Institute of Economics and Management, China.
Thomas Parker joined the Department of Economics on August 1, 2012. Tom completed his PhD at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. Tom's research interests include econometric theory and applied econometrics.