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Advisors, Scholars, and Fellows

Center for Financial Research

Last Updated: May 4, 2022

For more information on the Summer Research Fellows program, see Careers/Fellowships.

Summer Research Fellows

Taha Ahsin

Taha Ahsin is pursuing a PhD in Finance at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He previously worked as a Senior Research Assistant in the Consumer Finance Section at the Federal Reserve Board. Taha graduated cum laude from Haverford College with a BA in Mathematics and he holds a MS in Statistics from the George Washington University. His research examines the role of collateral in lending markets.







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Rebecca Jorgensen is pursuing a PhD in Applied Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Rebecca graduated magna cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelors in Quantitative Economics and Mathematics and a Masters degree in Economics. Her research examines topics in urban economics, real estate, household finance, and industrial organization.






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Rayhan Momin is pursuing a PhD in Finance at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He previously worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and as an analyst at J.P.Morgan. He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelors in Economics-Mathematics. His research examines topics in corporate bond markets, macro-finance, and international finance.






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Clay Wagar is pursuing a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan. Prior to graduate school, he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Minnesota and spent two years as a research assistant in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. Clay's research studies business cycles and the feedback between the financial system and the broader economy. He is especially interested in the macroeconomic effects of monetary policy and capital regulation on the lending standards of commercial banks and other financial intermediaries.