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Second Annual Dissertation Research Grants Awarded by the Russell Sage Foundation

The Department of Economics is proud to announce that two PhD students, Daniel Vasquez-Gomez and Andre’nay Harris, were awarded  Dissertation Research Grants by the Russell Sage Foundation. This initiative supports innovative and high-quality dissertation research projects that address questions relevant to RSF’s priority areas.

Daniel Gomez-Vasquez (Texas A&M University) will examine how factors such as hiring constraints and past hiring experiences affect hiring discrimination of Black and Hispanic workers.

Andre’nay Harris (Texas A&M University) will examine the experiences of residents forced to relocate due to the creation of “drowned towns” – towns that were intentionally flooded when dams were built.  This grant is co-funded with The Policy Academies.

Congratulations Daniel and Andre’nay!