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Robert V. Roosa Dissertation Fellowship in Monetary Economics

Established in 1988 through a gift from Dr. Robert V. Roosa, PhD ’42 econ, who served as undersecretary of the treasury for monetary affairs (1961-64) and was a Wall Street investment banker.Robert V. Roosa Dissertation Fellowship is in Monetary Economics.  For the purpose of this award, "Monetary Economics" is to be interpreted broadly to include international finance, money and banking, monetary theory and policy, and the analysis of financial markets. The Robert V. Roosa Dissertation Fellowship in Monetary Economics is a highly competitive award program that covers tuition for three terms, GradCare health insurance, and a stipend. There is one recipient of this departmental award every other year. 

Candidate Recipient:

Wenting Song

Wenting Song is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Michigan with research interests in macroeconomics and fi nancial economics. Her research focuses on information imperfection and financial intermediation. She holds an M.Sc. from the University of Oxford and a B.A. summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to her doctoral studies,Wenting worked for HSBC as a Management Associate.

First Year Awardees:

Germano Wallerstein Ferreira Gomes

Germano Wallerstein is a PhD student at the University of Michigan with research interests in the fi eld of macroeconomics, monetary economics and economic development. Before that, he received a BA in Economics from the Federal University of Pernambuco and a MA from the University of São Paulo.

Niaoniao You

Niaoniao You is a PhD student in Economics. She received a BS in Economics and Statistics from the University of Michigan. Prior to graduate school, she worked for economists at Decision Economics, Inc., an economic advisory firm in Boston, conducting forecasts and analyses of the U.S. and global economies. Her current research interests lies in macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics.