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Program Ambassadors

Would you like to speak with a current student in our graduate economics program? Feel free to contact any of the program’s graduate student ambassadors to learn about their experience in the program.

William Harris

William Harris is a fourth year PhD student in Economics at NC State University
from Westbury, New York. William completed his Bachelor’s degree at UNC Wilmington
in 2015 where he majored in Economics and Operations Management. After his undergraduate
studies, he worked in private industry for a year and then attended NC State University
where he received a Master’s of Science in Economics. William’s general research
interests are in Microeconomic Theory. More specifically he is interested in matching
theory and market design. Currently he is working on the application of matching theory
and market design to school choice. After graduation, William wishes to find a job in
academia, government or the private sector.


Yubo Hua

Yubo Hua is a fifth year PhD student from Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China. He has a B.A. in economics from Hebei Agricultural University. After his undergraduate studies, he went to Clemson University and received a M.A. in economics from Clemson University. His general research interests are econometrics and applied econometrics. Currently, his interests are about estimation and inference in high dimensional econometrics, especially about combining traditional econometrics methods with penalization techniques in high dimension. After graduation, he wishes to find a job in academia, government or the private sector.