Carrie Gates | Dec. 17, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
In recognition of her research, Ning Jia, a Ph.D. student in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Economics, recently received a dissertation grant from the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Two other graduate students in the department have also distinguished themselves by landing competitive research positions in the federal government. Kimberly Berg recently completed a dissertation internship at the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors, while Kevin Rinz is currently working as a staff economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
“We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments,” says Michael Pries, associate professor and director of graduate studies for the Department of Economics. “Ning’s fellowship allows her the time and resources necessary to complete her very interesting dissertation research. Kim and Kevin’s positions offer them unique opportunities to see how economic policy is made, while at the same time developing and extending their dissertation research.
“All three of these opportunities were earned after competitive application processes, which reflects very strongly on not only the students, but also on our graduate program more generally.”