Maria Feldman will be a guest at LAEF on July 31 through August 14, 2022, working on research with Nick Pretnar. Her research focus is on Healtheconomics, Health and Healthcare Systems in a General Equilibrium Model. Maria Feldman completed both her bachelor's and master's degree in business mathematics at the University of Würzburg. During her master’s degree, she worked at Bosch Rexroth in firmware development and as a student assistant at the Chair of Public Finance. After completing her master's degree, she began her doctorate at the same chair with a research focus on Healtheconomics.
Carlos Zarazaga will be a guest at LAEF from May 2 through June 4, 2022. Carlos E. J. M. Zarazaga is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University, the Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences economics department. He previously was a Senior Research Economist and Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He holds a Licenciatura in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota. His scholarly research interests are business cycles and economic crises, inflation outcomes under alternative monetary and fiscal policy regimes, fiscal policy and sovereign debt defaults, and growth and economic development.
Marek Kapicka will be a guest at LAEF from March 28 through June 2022. Marek Kapička is an Associate Professor with Tenure (under US permanent charter) at CERGE-EI since 2013. Previously was an Associate Professor at U.C. Santa Barbara. In the meantime, has been an Associate Professor at CERGE, Charles University and a Researcher at the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (holding the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences). He has been a member of the Executive and Supervisory Committee of CERGE-EI. From September 2013 to August 2015, he served as the Deputy Director for Research of CERGE and EI. He received his M.A. in Economics from Charles University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He won the Young Economist Award organized by EEA, Stockholm. He has published in journals such as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, or American Economic Journal in Macroeconomics. Website: https://www.cerge-ei.cz/people/marek-kapicka
Maria Feldman will be a guest at LAEF on January 13-21, 2022. Her research focus is on Healtheconomics, Health and Healthcare Systems in a General Equilibrium Model. Maria Feldman completed both her bachelor's and master's degree in business mathematics at the University of Würzburg. During her master’s degree, she worked at Bosch Rexroth in firmware development and as a student assistant at the Chair of Public Finance. After completing her master's degree, she began her doctorate at the same chair with a research focus on Healtheconomics.
Nick Pretnar is a postdoctoral scholar whose research resides at the intersection of structural macroeconomics, behavioral economics, and consumer theory. He is particularly focused on studying the aggregate impacts of households’ time utilization decisions. He also examines the effects of population aging on aggregate growth and inequality, consumer-level spending and budgeting behavior, credit card utilization behavior, and female labor force participation differentials amongst advanced economies. He is trained in the implementation, analysis, and estimation of structural models, with a particular focus on Bayesian estimation techniques. Nick graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in 2020 with a PhD in economics. He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including an NSF-GRFP grant and Tepper’s prestigious Alexander Henderson Award for advances in Economic Theory. For his personal website and working papers please go to http://www.npretnar.com/