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Admitted Student Day Follow Up Details

Thank you to all our students who attended Admitted Student Day! We wanted to follow up with a few quick reminders:

  • Please submit your Travel Reimbursement Form here. Please direct all questions to the harristravel@uchicago.edu email

  • Don't forget to complete the Admitted Student Day Survey found here.

  • We made a brief announcement during Admitted Student Day that we would set up a form for students who would like their scholarship package revisited, and many mentioned the need for this in the Admitted Student Day Survey. Thank you for your patience, you can find the form here.


Admitted Student Day Presenters


James Robinson

Professor and faculty Director of the Pearson Institute

James Robinson studied economics at the London School of Economics.
His main research interests are in comparative economic and political development with a focus on the long-run with a particular interest in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently conducting research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Haiti and in Columbia. Professor Robinson will be presenting the Keynote Speech. 
Learn more by visiting Professor Robinson's personal website.


Ethan BUeno de Mesquita

Deputy Dean and Sydney Stein Professor

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita received his BA in political science from the University of Chicago and both his MA and PhD in political science from Harvard. Bueno de Mesquita is an applied game theorist whose research focuses on political violence---particularly terrorism, insurgency, and rebellion---and on democratic accountability. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the United States Institute of Peace. Professor Bueno de Mesquita will be speaking at the Opening Plenary. 
Learn more by visiting Professor Beuno de Mesquita's personal website.

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Anjali Adukia

Assistant Professor

Anjali Adukia completed her doctoral degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, with an academic focus on the economics of education.  Her dissertation was selected as the winner of the 2014 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Ph.D. Dissertation Award and the 2015 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award. Her current research examines how the provision of basic needs – such as sanitation, clothing, and transportation – can increase school participation in developing contexts. 


Damon Jones

Assistant Professor

Damon Jones received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and also holds a BA in Public Policy with a minor in African and African-American Studies from Stanford University, which he received in 2003. Damon Jones conducts research at the intersection of three fields within economics: public finance, household finance, and behavioral economics. His current research topics include income tax policy, social security, retirement and retirement savings and the interaction between employer-provided benefits and labor market outcomes.


Ryan kellogg

Professor and Research Associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research.

Ryan earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. Prior to his graduate studies, Ryan worked for BP in Houston, TX and Anchorage, AK for four years as an engineer and economic analyst. Ryan's research bridges industrial organization, energy economics, and environmental policy, focusing on the economics of resource extraction and on the transportation sector. In ongoing work, Ryan is studying the economics of private mineral leases for shale gas and the economics of fuel economy standards when future gasoline prices are uncertain.
Learn more by visiting Professor Kellogg's personal website.

Paula Wolff

University Trustee, Harris Visiting Committee, and Director of Illinois Justice System.

Paula Wolff is a University Trustee, a member of the Harris Visiting Committee and Director of the Illinois Justice Project, civic organization developing and implementing policy initiatives and programs to improve the criminal justice system by addressing youth trauma and by reducing youth and adult violence, crime and incarceration. Her previous experience includes serving as Director of Policy & Planning for Governor James R. Thompson and serving as President of Governors State University. 


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A travel refund of $300 (hotel and airfare) will be provided. Begin planning your trip now and register early! We look forward to seeing you all on campus in a few weeks.

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Laquinta Inn an Suites Chicago Lake Shore
Location: 4900A S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Il 60615

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