George Akpandjar won the $1,000 prize in the national competition. Previous winners were from Duke, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Carolina at Chappell Hill, Texas A&M, Ohio State and University of Southern California.
George presented a paper entitled, “The Effect of Homeownership on Unemployment: Outcomes and Implications” based on his dissertation investigating the relationship between homeownership and unemployment using a job search framework.
George’s work was supported in part by a 2014 Fall Fellowship awarded by the Graduate School. George will graduate in May and start a new position at Bank of America.
For more information about the competition, visit http://srsa.org/moriartycomp.htm.