For Graduate Students

Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute fellowships are designed to attract and recruit the most promising graduate students to the University of Minnesota and to support some of the most accomplished students as they complete their dissertation. Fellowships are awarded each summer in collaboration with the Department of Economics. For more information, email

Hutcheson-Lilly Dissertation Fellowship Past Recipients

  • Serdar Birinci, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
  • Carlos Esquivel, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
  • Kaja Kierulf, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales
  • Yue Hua, Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales
  • Mahdi Ansari
  • Patrick Kiernan
  • Cristian Aguilera Arellano
  • Rocio Madera Holgado, Southern Methodist University
  • Gajendaran Raveendranathan, McMaster University
  • Radik Palulszynski, University of Houston
  • Rishabh Kirpalani, Pennsylvania State University
  • Jack Rossbach, Assistant Professor of Economics, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Alessandro Dovis, Assistant Professor of Economics, Pennsylvania State University
  • Sewon Hur, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Mythili V. and Varadarajan V. Chari Fellowship Past Recipients

  • Adway De

Jose Peris Fellowship Past Recipients

  • Samuel Wascher
  • Egor Malkov
  • William Speagle

Christopher Sims Fellowship Past Recipients

  • Joaquin Garcia Cabo Herrero, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Paul Phillips
  • Stelios Fourakis
  • Han Gao
  • Mohammad Khani
  • Anthony Priolo
  • Ugur Uludag
  • Guillermo Cabral
  • Robert Mrkonich, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • William Walsh

Kurt Winkelmann and Janine Gleason Fellowship Past Recipients

  • Christian Aguilera Arellano
  • Conor Ryan
  • Carlos Alonso Esquivel
  • Solomon Garcia Villegas
  • Sergio Ocampo Diaz
  • Fausto Andres Patino Pena