Eric Hsu, Economics

2015 Hellman Graduate Awardee

UC Berkeley

Eric Hsu is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics, where he plans on focusing on the issues of developing countries. After completing his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in 2013, he worked as a Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and as an assistant for Professor Edward Miguel at UC Berkeley.

Recently, Hsu has conducted research on topics ranging from the efficacy of central bank communications to the nature of violent conflict in developing countries.

“I see the award as a gift of time. It will give me time in my first two years to explore opportunities to develop as a producer of research,” Hsu says.