Mercy Laita Palamuleni
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at Kansas State University and expect to graduate in July, 2013. I received a B.S. in Mathematical Economics from Wake Forest University in May, 2008.
My research interests are in macroeconomics and economic growth. My current research focuses on the macroeconomic aspects of labor issues, public policy and economic development. In the first two chapters of my dissertation, I am particularly concerned with the effects of public spending on economic development outcomes. In the final chapter I develop a life cycle model to consider time allocation by students.
My academic commitment and achievements have earned me several scholarships. While at Kansas State University, I was honored with the John A. Nordin Memorial Scholarship (2009) which is awarded for outstanding performance in theory courses and qualifying exams and the Carroll B. Greene Memorial Scholarship (2009), which is awarded for high academic performance by a female economics student. While at Wake Forest University, I was the recipient of the Joseph G. Gordon Scholarship (2004-2008), a full-ride scholarship to a minority student which is based on academic excellence.
During my graduate training at Kansas State University, I have been given an opportunity to teach classes for the past four years. I have been an independent instructor for two sections of Principles of Macroeconomics and six sections of Intermediate Macroeconomics. This fall I was honored with the Graduate Student Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
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