I. L. Sharfman's career at the University of Michigan began in 1912 following his education at Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He retired in 1955 after 43 years of service. His recognitions of merit at Michigan were many- including Chairmanship of the Department of Economics for 25 years and appointments as Rackham Research Professor, Henry Carter Adams distinguished professor and Russel Lecturer. This Fellowship was established by friends and colleagues of I. Leo Sharfman Fellowship Fund as an endowment fund.
Soyoung Han is a first year Ph. D. student in economics at the University of Michigan with interests in labor economics and applied microeconomics. Prior to starting at Michigan, she received BAs in Economics and International Studies from Yonsei University and a MA in International Economics and Finance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced
International Studies. Soyoung previously worked at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where she worked on research projects relating to firms’ learning behavior to export from their neighbors and the relationship between gender diversity in corporate leadership and firm profitability.
Eva (Yiyun) Wang
Eva (Yiyun) Wang is an incoming Economics PhD student. She mostly recently worked as a pre-doctoral research fellow at Princeton University in fields of development and behavioral economics, running field experiments in Sierra Leone. Before that, Eva was a research associate at the antitrust practice of NERA Economic Consulting. Eva received her BA in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College. Eva is interested in public finance, behavioral economics and health economics, hoping to develop innovative policy solutions that induce optimal behavior through incorporation of behavioral features.