Established in 1995 from a gift of Michael J. Moore, MA ’82 econ; PhD ’84 econ, to fully endow the Michael J. Moore Dissertation Fellowship in Economics.The Moore Dissertation Prize is a $5,000 award presented annually to support the research phase of the dissertation process. The student's topic must belong to the general area of Applied Microeconomics and must involve both empirical analysis and issues of public policy as an essential part of the research agenda. If no paper reaches this threshold of excellence, no award is given.
Florian is a Ph.D student in economics at the University of Michigan with interests in economic growth, macro-development, and international economics. He uses micro-level data in combination with heterogeneous agent or firm modelsto study long-run macroeconomic outcomes. His recent work focuses on structural change, inequality, and capital flows in fast growing emerging markets, as well as the aggregate productivity slowdown.
Florian holds a B.A. from the University of Bayreuth in Philosophy and Economics and a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. Before joining the Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan, he worked at the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics as a full-time research assistant.
In the Fall of 2023, Florian will be a postdoctoral fellow at the International Economics Section at Princeton University. Starting in 2024, Florian will join the faculty at Oxford University.