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Five Economics majors are recognized as 2023 Brackenridge Fellows.

Thirty-five undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh will receive $4,000 each and other support for their summer research as 2023 Brackenridge fellows. The fellowship, sponsored by the David C. Frederick Honors College, supports independently led research and creative projects and includes weekly seminars to enhance learning and idea exchange. Since the fellowship's inception 30 years ago, Brackenridge fellows have come from every school and college on the University’s Pittsburgh campus.  The Department of Economics is pleased to recognize the five below who are Economics majors:

Adam Hicks, an economics and mathematics major in the Dietrich School — “Sea Level Rise and the UK Housing Market”

Rohan Krishnan, an economics and business information systems major in the College of Business Administration — “A New Approach to Social Economic Policy: Leveraging Advanced Analytics and AI Economist to Solve Pittsburgh's Inequality Problems”

Jon Parikh, a film and media studies and economics major in the Dietrich School — “Pro Wrestling, Sports Entertainment, Semi-Nude Combat: Sport, Art, and What Entertains Us”

Jake Shapira, a biology and economics major in the Dietrich School — “Investigating the Role of Commensal Bacterium Veillonella Dispar in Preclinical Melanoma”

Simon Wang, a psychology and economics major in the Dietrich School — “Delayed Discounting as a Mediator of Childhood Stress and Depression”