UHERO welcomes new faculty: Inna Cintina and Peter Fuleky

Dr. Inna Cintina joins UHERO this summer as a Research Analyst and Junior Specialist. Inna earned her Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University in 2011. Before starting graduate school, Dr. Cintina worked for government agencies in an emerging market economy where her responsibilities included providing economic analysis of proposed tax law changes, forecasting tax revenues under different tax regimes, and estimation of the demand for tobacco products and the associated tax revenues. Inna is an applied microeconomist interested in labor economics, the economics of education and health, and public policy. Her recent research has examined the effect of legal drinking age restrictions and alcohol consumption on teenage fertility. Currently she is working on assessing the effects of teen fertility on human capital accumulation and future earnings.

Dr. Peter Fuleky joins UHERO this summer as a joint appointment the Department of Economics. After receiving his MBA in 2002, he joined the Chicago based International Trading Group where he traded US and European government bond futures, and provided tailored market research to 50 traders in the firm. In 2005 Peter moved to Seattle to attend graduate school at the University of Washington where he earned his PhD in Economics in 2009. Since 2010 he has been conducting applied research in econometrics and time series analysis as a postdoctoral fellow at UHERO. Peter’s research interests include simulation based estimation methods, indirect inference, and the use of high frequency data in forecasting.

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