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Barry M. Moriarty Student Paper Winner, 2015

George Mawuli Akpandjar, Ph.D. Candidate, Economics, University of Mississippi

Paper Title: The Effect of Homeowner on Unemployment: Outcomes and Implications"

Faculty Sponsor: Santiago Pinto, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


George is a graduate instructor and a research assistant at the Economics Department, University of Mississippi. His research areas include applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, and development economics. His current research centers on how the housing market affect the labor market. Specifically, how homeownership affects labor market outcomes for instance unemployment rate, unemployment spells and job search.