Our Fellows

Learn about the Stanford GSB Research Fellows.

Mario Curiki

BA, Economics and Statistics, Columbia University

Areas of Interest

Economics, Finance

Current Projects

  • Excluded at the Margin: The Disparate Impact of Credit Scoring Algorithms with Professor Laura Blattner
  • Credit scoring with thin credit files with Professor Laura Blattner

Juan Espinosa Balbuena

MPA, International Development​, Harvard University
BS, Economics, ITAM

Areas of Interest

Marketing, Economics

Current Projects

  • The Impact of Electronic Payment Technology Adoption and Usage on Small Firm Performance with Professor Stephen J. Anderson
  • The Dynamics of Collective Decision Making with Professor Jon Atwell

Ruying Gao

BS, Mathematics, University of Notre Dame

Areas of Interest

Finance, Economics, Political Economics

Current Projects

  • Alternative Investment of Public Pension Fund with Professor Juliane Begenau
  • Pre-analysis plans and causal analysis with machine learning with Professor Jann Spiess

Kaleb Javier

MS, Cultural and Environmental Resource Management, Central Washington University
BSc, Economics, Central Washington University
BA, Law and Justice, Central Washington University

Areas of Interest

Economics, Machine Learning

Current Projects

  • Preparing Tutorials on Applications of Machine Learning and Causal Inference with Professor Susan Athey
  • Corporate Justice with Professor Anat Admati

Qian Li

MA, Economics, UCLA
BA, Finance & Economics, Zhejiang University 

Current Projects

  • with Professor Amit Seru

Mitchell Linegar

BA, Mathematics, Reed College

Areas of Interest

Information Economics, Economics of News Media, Economics of Social Media

Current Projects

  • Market provision of news with Professor Ali Yurukoglu
  • The impact of accounting fraud on labor markets with Professor Jung Ho Choi
  • Estimating Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Behavioral Experiment with Professor Susan Athey

Christian Rojas

MS, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
BS, Economics, Centro de Investigacíon y Docencia Económicas

Areas of Interest

Economics, Finance

Current Projects

  • Forward Arbitrage with Professor Ben Hébert
  • Empirical analysis of auction format change in the display advertising market with Professor Gabriel Weintraub
  • Representational Frictions with Professor Neil Malhotra

Ricardo Ruiz

BS, Mathematics and Economics, Arizona State University

Areas of Interest

Economics, Finance, Political Economics

Current Projects

  • Advertisement in Mortgage Markets with Professor Claudia Robles-Garcia
  • Constrained Demand Estimation in the Market for Dialysis with Professor Paulo Somaini

Haviland Sheldahl-Thomason

MA, International and Development Economics, Yale University
BA, Economics and Mathematics, Smith College

Areas of Interest

Economics

Current Projects

  • Earthquakes, house prices and household behavior with Professor Peter Koudijs
  • Using Generative Adversarial Networks to Generate Data for Comparing Estimators with Professor Susan Athey

Xuan Su

MS/BS, Accounting, Ohio State

Areas of Interest

Accounting, Economic Policy and Analysis

Current Projects

  • Investment in Opportunity Zones with Professor Becky Lester
  • Peer Performance and Pay: Evidence from Proxy Statements with Professor Brandon Gipper
  • Valuation and Long-Term Growth Expectations with Professor Jeffrey Zwiebel

Korinayo Thompson

MA, Political Science, Yale University
BA, Political Science, Yale University

Areas of Interest

Economics, Econometrics, Consumer Finance

Current Projects

  • Using generative adversarial networks to guide monte carlo studies with Professor Guido Imbens
  • An Experiment in Candidate Selection with Professor Kate Casey

Yuan Tian

MA, International and Development Economics, Yale University
BS, Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science 

Areas of Interest

Economics, Finance, Organizational Behavior

Current Projects

  • Financial Technology in the Housing Market with Professor Greg Buchak
  • Short Sellers and Strategic Disclosures with Professor Jinhwan Kim