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Portrait of Joaquin Garcia-Cabo

A Tale of Two Contracts

Joaquin Garcia-Cabo came to the US with a prestigious master’s degree and an interest in macro and labor economics. As he completes his PhD program, his job market paper introduces a new model to understand the effects of firing costs on human capital accumulation, job cyclicality, and the persistence of job loss for Spanish workers. His research can be used to analyze the costs and benefits of future policies.
Portrait of Mons Chan

Trade: Who Wins and Who Loses?

When Mons Chan started out as an undergraduate economics major, he didn’t want to just learn, he wanted to learn how to get things done. Economics, he came to realize, would give him the tools to contribute to positive change in the world. Now, as he wraps up the final year of his PhD program, Mons’ research on trade patterns is producing detailed information that policymakers will be able to use to ensure more people are better off.
Portrait: Hanna Worku

Going Beyond the Limits

Hanna Worku is double majoring in French studies and economics and finds that the combination of the two subjects gives her the unique opportunity to learn about the world in its different facets. “Studying many topics gives you skills that you will not find elsewhere and stretches you to go beyond what you thought were your limits.”