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CEGA’s network includes world-class graduate students from multiple disciplines

CEGA graduate students support CEGA research in the field, lead training activities, and serve as co-investigators on research projects.

2019

2018

Erica Baranski (PhD)
University of California, Riverside, Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science 2017, $10,000
Oscar Barriga-Cabanillas (PhD)
University of California, Davis, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $11,070
Isabela Manelici, Jose Pablo Vasquez Carvajal (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Productivity Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains, $5,000
Charles Ebersole (PhD)
University of Virginia, Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science 2017, $10,000
Dief Reagen Nochi Faha (PhD)
University of Yaounde II, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $8,949
Ada Gonzalez-Torres (PhD)
European University Institute, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $2,815
Juliana Londoño-Vélez, Arlen Guarin (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Impact of Cash Transfers on Individuals and Communities, $15,000
Dahyeon Jeong (PhD)
University of California, Santa Cruz, Creating Labor Markets in Rural Tanzania, $50,000
Benjamin Krause (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Taxation Toward Representation, $49,730
Nicholas Otis (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Development Intervention Forecasting, $19,902
Piyush Paritosh Panigrahi (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Geography and Supply Chain Organization: Theory and Evidence from India, $11,265
Matthew Pecenco, Carlos Schmidt-Padilla (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Difference a Job Makes: Evidence from the Dominican Republic, $10,170
Thiago Scot (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Enterpreneurs without Enterprises: Organizational Forms of Micro-enterprises, $1,700
Soazic Elise Wang Sonne (PhD)
United Nations University, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $6,950
Ao Wang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Improving Social Mobility by Helping Rural Students Make Informed College Choice, $12,000

2017

Soledad Artiz-Prillaman (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Is Knowledge Power? Civics Training, Women's Political Training, and Local Gover, $28,881
Beth Baribault (PhD)
University of California, Irvine, Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science 2016, $10,000
Christina Bergmann (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, MetaLAB: Paving the way for easy to use, dynamic, and crowdsourced meta-analyses, $29,100
Susanna Berkouwer (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Behavioral Biases in Household Energy Spending, $2,000
Fiona Wilkes Burlig (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Private and Social Costs of Power Outages in Small Enterprises, $29,625
Iffat Chowdhury (PhD)
University of Washington, BCLC Travel Grants 2017 (Bridge), $4,900
Fernando Hoces de la Guardia (PhD)
Pardee RAND Graduate School, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $11,280
Tanu Kumar (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Impact of Homeownership on Low-Income Urban Residents, $6,900
Gregory Lane (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, BCLC Travel Grants 2017 (Bridge), $4,620
Megan Lang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Evaluating Effects of a Women’s Leadership Program, $1,850
Muhammad Yasir Kahn, Andres Gonzalez Lira (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Governance and Reliability of Electricity Microgrids, $2,000
Sakib Mahmood (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, BCLC Travel Grants 2017 (Bridge), $4,000
Shazeda Ahmed, Jael Makagon (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Consumer Protection Oversights in the Chinese Digital Credit System, $6,500
Carlos Padilla, Matthew Pecenco (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Prison Reform in the Dominican Republic, $2,000
Zachary Wagner (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Increasing ORS Use- Uganda, $84,345
Zenan Wang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Access to Digital Credits and Its Spillover Effects in China, $18,400

2016

Lydia Ashton (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Hunger Games, $2,000
Christina Brown (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Both the Will and the Way, $11,000
Juan Pablo Atal, Felipe Gonzalez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Health, Competition and Politics: Public Pharmacies in Local Markets, $15,286
Pablo Muñoz Henríquez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Democratization, Local Governments and Public Good Provision, $6,500
Veronica Jacome (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Assessing Impacts of Unreliable Electricity, $2,000
Kaushik Krishnan, Devesh Kapur (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, New Facts About New Firms, $15,000
Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie, Erin Kelley (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Improving Matches between Employers and Job-Seekers in India, $35,675
Jennifer Kwok (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Provider Continuity and Patient Outcomes, $4,000
Samuel Leone (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Head to Head: Do Town-Hall Debates Increase Support for Democracy?, $7,700
John Loeser (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Do legs matter, $4,985
Jose Pablo Vasquez-Carvajal, Isabela Manelici (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Impact of FDI through the Production Network, $12,800
David Schönholzer (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Monitoring Safety of Semi-Formal Public Transport, $35,050
Shaoda Wang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Incentivizing State Employees to Confront Rural Poverty, $11,200
Eleanor Wiseman (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Information and Learning Diffusion Through Social Networks, $2,000
Derek Wolfson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Reducing Electricity Theft with Information and Financial Incentives, $2,000
Francis Wong (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Effects of Paraguay's Tax Base Expansion on Newly Taxed Citizens, $1,450

2015

Laura Boudreau (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, What Are Workers Willing to Pay for Safe Work, $40,390
Anne Karing (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Externalities and Social Influence in Childhood Immunization, $43,470
Juliana Londoño-Vélez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Colombia, $40,717
Zachary Olson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Income and Substitution Effects of Brazil’s Bolsa Família Program, $1,217
Fiona Wilkes Burlig, Louis Preonas, Manaswini Rao (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Infrastructure and Small Firms in India, $800

2014

Robert On, Saika Belal (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Income for Information - Measuring the Value of Time, $10,000
Sarah Brierley (PhD)
University of California, Los Angeles, Jobs for votes? A survey experiment to measure patronage hiring in Ghana, $2,000
Daniel Wilson, Julien Caubel (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Measuring Biomass Cooking Behaviors at Massive Scale, $8,000
Sara Kerosky, Estelle Chaussard (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Remote Sensing of Illegal Black Sand Mining in the Philippines, $5,000
Felipe Gonzalez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Losing Your Dictator? Firm Investment during Chile's Transition to Democracy, $2,000
Nicholas Obradovich (PhD)
University of California, San Diego, Climate Change and Corruption: Time Horizons, Issue Salience, and Voting, $1,706
Santiago Saavedra (PhD)
Stanford University, Optimal individual cash transfers to minimize deforestation in communal lands, $2,000

2013

Andrew Crane-Droesch (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Scaling Biochar, $5,000
Ajay Pillarisetti, Nicholas Lam (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Time-Activity Monitoring Systems, $5,000
Javier Rosa, Daley Kutzman, Daniel Wilson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Determinants of sustained adoption of improved cookstoves, $5,000

2012

Yiwen Cheng (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Bureaucrat incentives and the conversion of rural land in China, $1,500
Zoe Cullen (PhD)
Stanford University, Network Communication and Civil Action, $12,000
Miguel de Figueiredo (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, When and Why Do Voters Punish Corrupt Politicians?, $1,500
Tarek Ghani (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Mobile Payments, Conflict and Corruption in Afghanistan, $12,000
Jessica Gottlieb (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Who Benefits from Clientelism, $5,000
Luz Maria Sinaia Urrusti-Frenk (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Political Economy of Mass Media in Mexico, $11,000
Brigitte Zimmerman (PhD)
University of California, San Diego, Experimental Approach to Explore the Origins of Corruption, $5,000

2011

Lauren Falcao Bergquist, Jamie McCasland, Pierre Bachas (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Corruption, Social Preferences and the Kenyan Postal Service, $2,500
Ruth Carlitz (PhD)
University of California, Los Angeles, Can Mobile Phone Technology Promote Government Accountability, $5,000
Gianmarco León Ciliotta (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Social Learning, Overconfidence, and Voting, $500
Andrew Dustan (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Identifying Early Barriers to Higher Education Access in Mexico City, $2,500
Willa Friedman (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Antiretroviral Drug Availability and HIV Testing, $5,000
Kelly Jones (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, How US policy affects women's empowerment in poor countries, $5,000
Gautam Rao (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Peer effects, social preferences andthe returns to quality schooling in India, $5,000

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