Niroj Bhattarai (he/him/his)
Dr. Niroj Bhattarai is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Research Associate at the Poverty Action Center at CSU. Dr. Bhattarai also serves as the Director of Online Studies in Economics. His research interest is in the field of education and its role in development. He has collaborated with various local and international agencies to address issues at the intersection of education and poverty. His current work is on the effects of COVID-19 on educational outcomes of non-traditional students in Northern Colorado.
Adam Walke (he/him/his)
Adam Walke is a 4th year Ph.D. student whose research is currently focused on the simultaneous processes of agrarian and industrial change in North American capitalist economies. Walke previously worked as a researcher examining US-Mexico cross-border economic linkages. He holds an M.S. in Economics from University of Texas at El Paso and a B.A. in Economics from Trinity University.
Ashish Sedai (he/him/his)
Ashish Sedai is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics and a PAC@REDI graduate student at Colorado State University. Before coming to CSU, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Delhi from 2012-2017. He has also worked as consultant and research associate, specializing in applied economic research for the World Bank, the United Nations ESCAP and ESCWA, JPAL-MIT, 2M Research, GTAP-Purdue University, Ministry of Science and Technology, India. Sedai has published graduate research papers in reputed journals such as: Energy Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, The Energy Journal, and Economic and Political Weekly.
Austin Landini (he/him/his)
Austin Landini is a 5th year Ph.D. student at Colorado State, originally from Iowa City, Iowa. His teaching assignments have included Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, International Trade, Mathematics for Economists, History of Economic Thought and Institutions, and Game Theory. Landini’s research interests include demographics, public spending, and community-level economic opportunity, and he has presented at conferences for the Association of Social Economics and North American Regional Science Council. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, camping, basketball, and golf.
Emily Hrovat (she/her/hers)
Emily Hrovat is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Economics at Colorado State University, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Hrovat’s research focuses on the relationship between reproductive justice and labor supply and demand, on both a global and local scale. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and playing with her cat, Frankie.
Hwayoung Jeon (she/her/hers)
Hwayoung Jeon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at CSU, originally from South Korea. Her research interests include public and environmental economics, in particular how they impact inequality. Through her research, she seeks to address the problem of inequality. As an instructor, Jeon participated in 2017 AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education and in the 2018 CORE USA workshop as a recipient of the Teagle Teaching Fellow.
Lackson Mudenda (he/him/his)
Lackson Mudenda is a Ph.D. student at CSU whose research interests relate to inequality, poverty, and commodity price volatility. Originally from Zambia, Mudenda previously worked for five years for the central Bank of Zambia and Zambia Revenue Authority. He is passionate about economics in general and, though shy, enjoys robust discussions of the world’s social issues. In his spare time, Mudenda likes swimming, watching basketball, and motorsport, especially Formula 1 and beautiful cars.
Maame Hagan (she/her/hers)
Maame Hagan is a Ph.D. candidate in economics, originally from Ghana, West Africa. Hagan moved to the United States 13 years ago to study international relations, political science, and economics, and her current research interests are in the fields of international economics and public economics. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and trying out new recipes.
Manuel Cruz Luzuriaga (he/him/his)
Manuel Cruz Luzuriaga is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in economics.
Luzuriaga holds an M.A. in Economics from Colorado State University and a Master’s in Economic Analysis from the University of Chile.
Michelan Wilson (she/her/hers)
Michelan Wilson is a 4th year Ph.D. student who specializes in issues related to environmental and natural resource economics. Originally from Jamaica, Wilson has been living in the United States for 6 years. A passionate teacher, she is committed to bringing best practices into the online classroom and continuing to learn how to best facilitate online courses.
Kenese Lo (he/him/his)
Kenese “Nes” Lo is a Ph.D. student with fields in regional and public economics, whose research focuses on differential impacts of policies at all levels of education. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Colorado State University and a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Hastings College.
Teresa Perry (she/her/hers)
Teresa Perry is a 4th year Ph.D. student interested in health and gender economics. Her dissertation incorporates an intersectional approach to studying addiction and substance use in economics. Perry also has research interests and projects in human trafficking and social media. She has been working on a project with Associate Professor Anders Fremstad and fellow Ph.D. candidate Sarah Small on the importance of textbooks in economics. In addition to her teaching experience at CSU, she was also a teaching fellow for Advanced Math for the AEASP Summer Program at Michigan State where she won best teaching fellow for the month of July 2020.
Wisnu Setiadi Nugroho (he/him/his)
Wisnu Setiadi Nugroho is a Ph.D. candidate whose current research focuses on impact evaluation of poverty alleviation programs, poor households’ economic behavior, and household and firm behavior related to taxation. Nugroho works as a research assistant at PAC@REDI and recently presented work on the timing of an education intervention in Indonesia and on gender differences in education expenditure in Timor-Leste. Prior to coming to CSU, Nugroho was a research associate for the World Bank Indonesia, AusAid8 Jakarta, the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, and the Office of the Vice President for the Republic of Indonesia.
Kristopher Deming (he/him/his)
Kristopher Deming is a Graduate Teaching Instructor and Ph.D. candidate with fields in public economics and regional economics. He is currently researching how the Earned Income Tax Credit affects entrepreneurship and has presented at conferences for the Urban Economics Association, the National Tax Association, the North American Regional Sciences Council, and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics. Before coming to CSU, he worked at The Village as a Senior Research Assistant in Hartford, CT.
Débora Nunes (she/her/hers)
Débora Nunes is a fourth year Ph.D. student currently researching in the fields of macroeconomics, feminist economics, and Latin American studies. Originally from Brazil, Débora got her B.A. and M.A. from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, and was also an invited undergraduate student at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE, Mexico). Débora's professional experiences include internships at the Central Bank of Brazil and at the Southern Brazil Regional Development Bank; in the private sector, she owned a company that offered services in the cultural sector and worked as a producer and professional dancer for several years.
Sanchari Choudhury (she/her/hers)
Sanchari Choudhury is pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics with Colorado State University, and is currently in her third year. Her areas of interest include Macroeconomics, International Trade and Finance, and Gender Economics in the developing economy context. Choudhury is currently researching Impacts of greater economic integration of South Asia on women’s labor market outcomes, marriage market outcomes and intrahousehold women empowerment and monetary policy autonomy of the domestic economy.