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2019 Harvard Economics Dissertation Prizes Awarded

July 31, 2019

Three recent Econ grads have have been afforded special recognition for their dissertations. Ellora Derenoncourt has been awarded the David A. Wells Prize, while Shoshana Vasserman and Valentin Bolotnyy were awarded the Padma Desai Prize in Economics.

Ellora Derenoncourt's research interests are in labor economics and economic history. She combines quasi-experimental methods with original data collection from historical sources to understand the long-run determinants of inequality. Her current research focuses on the evolution of racial inequality in the US, including how...

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