MFM Dissertation Fellowships

The Macro Financial Modeling (MFM) project offers financial support for doctoral students in economics or other fields pursuing innovative work on macroeconomic models with financial sector linkages or related topics in this area.

Dissertation fellowships are provided with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan FoundationCME Group Foundation, and Fidelity Management & Research Company.

This research initiative works to construct better, more comprehensive models for assessing systemic risk stemming from activities in the financial sector that can impact the economy as a whole. To encourage new research in this area, we are funding relevant dissertation proposals that examine:

  • Macroeconometric models and methods with financial sector constraints
  • Software and tools that evaluate new macroeconomic models
  • Approaches to defining, measuring, and monitoring systemic risk
  • Macroprudential regulation
  • Fiscal challenges from the public sector
  • The role of accounting in financial stability


Successful proposals will be awarded up to $16,000 to support research activity. The project will fund up to six graduate students.

Current and Past MFM Fellowship Awardees

Joseph Abadi, Princeton University
Adrien Auclert, Stanford University
Carlos Avenancio-Leon, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
Pablo Daniel Azar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cynthia Balloch, Columbia University
Philip Barrett, International Monetary Fund
Majid Bazarbash, International Monetary Fund
Juliane Begenau, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Matteo Benetton, London School of Economics
Laura Blattner, Stanford University
Luigi Bocola, Stanford University and NBER
Sarita Bunsupha, McKinsey and Company
Nicolas Caramp, University of California, Davis
Paolo Cavallino, Bank for International Settlements
Igor Cesarec, New York University
BongGeun Choi, University of Hong Kong
Matteo Crosignani, Michigan Ross
Rui Cui, University of Chicago
Tetiana Davydiuk, Carnegie Mellon University
Ricardo De la O, Stanford University
Winston Wei Dou, University of Pennsylvania
Victor Duarte, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Maryam Farboodi, Princeton University
Diego Feijer, Facebook Research
Julia Fonseca, Princeton University
Cristian Fuenzalida , New York University
Daniel Green, MIT Sloan School of Management
Daniel Greenwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Violeta Gutkowski, Brown University
Paul Ho, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Yunzhi Hu, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Ji Huang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sasha Indarte, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Priit Jeenas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Gustavo Joaquim, MIT
Adam Tejs Jørring, Boston College
Paymon Khorrami, University of Chicago
Divya Kirti, International Monetary Fund
Yann Koby, Princeton University
Moritz Lenel, Princeton University
Simone Lenzu, New York University
Jian Li, University of Chicago
Ye Li, Ohio State University
Carl Jack Liebersohn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pierre Mabille , NYU Stern
Marco Macchiavelli, Federal Reserve Board
Maarten Meeuwis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fernando Mendo, Central Bank of Chile
Roxana Mihet, New York University
Jan Möller, New York University
Aaron Pancost, University of Texas
Juan Passadore, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Stefano Pegoraro, University of Chicago
Alessandra Peter, New York University
Anton Petukhov, MIT Sloan School of Management
Andrea Prestipino, Federal Reserve Board
Elisabeth Pröhl, University of Amsterdam
Julian Richers, Boston University
Roberto Robatto, University of Southern California
Alexander Rodnyansky, University of Cambridge
Samuel Rosen, Fox School of Business, Temple University
Tianyue Ruan, National University of Singapore
Ishita Sen, London Business School
Dejanir Silva, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emil Siriwardane, Harvard Business School
Zach Stangebye, University of Notre Dame
Ludwig Straub, Harvard University
Daan Struyven, Goldman Sachs
Jincheng Tong, University of Toronto
Fabrice Tourre, Copenhagen Business School
Willem van Vliet, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Quentin Vandeweyer, Sciences Po
Alonso Villacorta, Stanford University
Olivier Wang, NYU-Stern School of Business
Yiyao Wang, SAIF, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Christian Wolf, Princeton University
Yu Xu, University of Hong Kong
Ram Yamarthy, University of Pennsylvania
Amy Y. Zhou, Better Mortgage