University of Maryland Ph.D. students Matthew Staiger (second year) and Ryan Malitz (first year) were recognized with Honorable Mentions from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRP) program. Matthew Staiger’s proposal described a field experiment to test intrahousehold bargaining power in Uganda, and Ryan Malitz proposed a lab-in-the-field study of the effects of transfer program timing and targeting on social networks.
In addition, UMD alum Jonathan Zytnick (BA ‘08, currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Columbia University) was named an NSF fellow. NSF GRP received nearly 17,000 applications this year and made 2,000 awards. In economics, 31 students received fellowships and 38 received honorable mentions.