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Advisors, Scholars, and Fellows

Last Updated: August 18, 2021

PhD Summer Research Fellows

Jun Liu Jun Liu is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at Rutgers University. He has also worked as a research assistant at Rutgers. Mr. Liu graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. His research uses data from the Free Banking Era to understand how trust in the banking system affects the likelihood of future bank failures and deposit withdrawals. Mr. Liu has also researched the interaction between bank asset quality and freezes in the interbank lending markets.





April Meehl April Meehl is currently pursuing a joint Ph.D. in Economics and Finance at the University of Wisconsin. She previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she coauthored an Economic Policy Review article, “Complexity in Large U.S. Banks.” Ms. Meehl graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Her research focuses on the effects of post-crisis resolution reforms on the costs of uninsured debt, bank leverage, bank failures, and bank lending.




Wendy Morrison Bio Photo Wendy Morrison is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at Columbia University. Before starting at Columbia, Ms. Morrison earned her Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and previously worked as a Research Assistant at the American Enterprise Institute and as an Intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Ms. Morrison graduated with High Honors from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Her research focuses on how monetary policy differentially affects workers.




Andres Shahidinejad Andres Shahidinejad is pursuing a PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He previously worked as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University and as a Senior Analyst at the Analysis Group. Mr. Shahidinejad graduated with High Honors from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. His research examines household credit outcomes at banks in comparison to credit unions.