Elected president of Middle East Economic Association.
Awarded the Young Economists' Essay Award (YEEA) at the conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). He also received the Young Economist Prize at the 2012 edition of the Industrial Organization Conference in Spain, Jornadas de Economía Industrial for an exceptionally original and high-quality paper written by a young researcher. He won these two prizes for his paper, "Complements and Substitutes in Sequential Auctions: The Case of Water Auctions", with Jose Espin.
Department Chair David Blau; President Gordon Gee; Professor Dan Levin; SBS Dean Gifford Weary; Sr. Assoc. VP for Research Jan Weisenberger
Gordon Gee and Dan Levin
A research team led by Randall Olsen, professor of Economics and director of the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR), has received a grant for $499,615 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers on a data project to expand access to the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive. Lung-fei Lee, professor of economics, is one of the co-principal investigators on the project. With the funding, the research team will do high-quality research using the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive and will train researchers to better use the data. The Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive is affiliated with the Ohio Education Research Center, a collaboration of six universities and four research organizations that connect research, education, and policy for Ohio’s schools. Using data sets from the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive, researchers from Ohio and elsewhere can study critical issues that inform policy in such areas as education and economic development, health, political and voting systems, and social services delivery. The federal government has made substantial investments in the infrastructure of data into longitudinal data systems, but the integration of these data across agencies and the development of human capital to use these data have lagged. The project will expand the infrastructure in Ohio to conduct data-intensive research by developing an open portal that allows researchers to examine data archive documentation and codebooks to assess whether the data meet their research needs.