Fall spotlight on our new permanent faculty members
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The Department is very pleased to extend the warmest of welcomes two new permanent faculty members this Fall!
Franz OSTRIZEK joins us as Assistant Professor (tenure track) following two years as a postdoc at the Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq) at the University of Bonn. He remains a Research Affiliate at briq. He was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2020 from Princeton University.
His fields of research are microeconomic theory and behavioural economics. He is particularly interested in behavioural mechanism design, performance evaluation, and incentives with misspecified beliefs.
His research has already been honoured with awards and fellowships. He was notably awarded the 2021 Young Economist Award from the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG).
Franz OSTRIZEK was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2020 from Princeton University. He also holds a MSc in Economics from the Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna) and a Magister in Law from the University of Vienna.
Clara SANTAMARIA also joins us as Assistant Professor (tenure track). Prior to joining our faculty, she was Assistant Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid for three years, as well as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. In 2018-19, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CEMFI just after Princeton awarded her a PhD in Economics.
She is an economist with research interests spanning spatial economics, macro, and labour. Combining theory and data, Clara Santamaria’s research focuses on the role of spatial frictions in shaping different dimensions of inequality such as labour income, access to amenities, and gender disparities.
Clara SANTAMARIA also holds an M.A in Economics from Princeton and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.