Yale graduate Melanie Morten chosen for the Review of Economic Studies May Meetings

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Melanie Morten

Yale graduate Melanie Morten was selected to be one of seven speakers at the 2013 Review of Economic Studies May Meetings. Each year, the Review selects seven of the most promising graduating doctoral students in economics and finance in the world to present their research to audiences in Europe. This year the Meetings were held at the University of Edinburgh, Goethe University Frankfurt, and the Central European University in Budapest. Melanie Morten is a development economist whose research looks at mechanisms for households in developing countries to address income risk. Her dissertation examined at the interaction between informal financial systems and migration in India. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and will start as an assistant professor at Stanford University in June 2014. Yale has had several students selected to be on the Restud tour in the last few years, including Joe Vavra (2012), Alex Torgovitsky (2011), and Kirill Evdokimov (2010).