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Outstanding Major Award in Economics AY 2018-2019

Katherine Grega
KatherineGregaKatherine graduated Summa Cum Laude from CSU in December 2018. She grew up in Olmsted Falls and attended Olmsted Falls High School where a teacher sparked her interest in economics, a discipline that would allow her to use math skills to address real life applications. She is happy to work for Quadax, a company that provides business solutions for the health care sector.  She gives thanks to all of the professors and staff at CSU who gave her the knowledge to kick start her career!

Recent Faculty Activities

Faculty Achievements

Congratulations to the department faculty who will receive rank promotions. Dr. Vasilios (Bill) Kosteas will be promoted to the rank of Professor while Dr. Phuong Ngo will be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in August 2019. Dr. Ngo's research accomplishments have also garnered him this year's CLASS Excellence in Scholarship award. Well done Dr. Ngo!

The Department of Economics Welcomes Two New Tenure-track Faculty Members

Dr. Kuzey Yilmaz received his PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester. He specializes in Public Economics, Urban Economics, and Labor Economics. Maksim Isakin received his PhD in Economics from the University of Calgary. He specializes in Financial Economics. In spring 2017, Dr. Yilmaz will teach Public Economics while Dr. Isakin will offer a special topics course in Financial Economics. We are excited by the arrival of these new faculty members.

Research Grants and Awards

Professors Phuong Ngo and Maksim Isakin received a Faculty Scholarship Initiative from the Office Research to support their project titled “Modeling Inflation: A New Approach.” The award runs from July 2017 through June 2018.

Professor Phuong Ngo will receive the NASDAQ OMX Award for the Best Paper on Asset Pricing at the 2017 WFA Annual Conference.

Conference and Seminar Presentations

Professor Myong-Hun Chang presented his paper “The Social Dynamics of Stigma” at the 43rd Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference in New York City in February 2017 and at the International Congress on Agent Computing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on November 2016. The paper is an outcome of his current research on social dynamics.

Professor Myong-Hun Chang presented his paper “A Non-Equilibrium Theory of Merger Waves” at the 41st Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference in New York City on February 2015. This paper is an outcome of his long-term project on industrial dynamics.

Professor Vasilios D. Kosteas presented his paper “Determinants of Post-Displacement Reemployment Outcomes and Occupation Changes” at the 2017 meetings of the Midwest Economics Association in Cincinnati.

Professor Vasilios D. Kosteas presented his paper “High School Athletics Participation and Physical Activity in Middle Age” at the 2016 meetings of the Midwest Economics Association in Chicago.

Professor Phuong Ngo presented his paper “Risk Premia at the ZLB: a Macroeconomic Interpretation” at the 2016 National Bureau of Economic Research - Summer Institute (NBER SI) - Macro, Money and Financial Frictions/Asset Pricing and will present it at the 2017 Western Finance Association Annual Conference this summer.

Professor Phuong Ngo will present his paper “Paper’s title: Does Calvo Meet Rotemberg at the Zero Lower Bound?” at the  2017 Society for Computational Economics Annual Conference later this summer.

Professor Kuzey Yilmaz presented his paper “The Role of Government in Metropolitan Suburbanization” at the 2017 Midwest Economic Theory Conference in Lexington, Kentucky and will present it again at the 2017 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society in Saint Louis.

Professor Kuzey Yilmaz also presented his paper “Decentralized School Finance and Metropolitan Suburbanization” at the 2016 Northeast Ohio Economist Workshop hosted by the Cleveland State University Economics Department and presented the paper at the 2016 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco.